In the midst of all the new racing machines being introduced for the 2011 racing season, West Racing has just received their Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560 GT which they will enter into this year’s American Le Mans Series. The supercar, which was developed in cooperation with tire partner Yokohama, will be undergoing its first testings at Sebring in late January and will also participate in the annual ALMS Winter Test from February 9th-10th.
The racing car is based on the Gallardo LP560-4 which is powered by the new 5.2 liter V10 engine with an output of 560 HP at 8000 rpm. With this base engine, the Gallardo receives a 40 PS increase compared to that of the previous model. The LP560-4 accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and from 0-124 mph in 11.8 seconds. Top speed lies at 201 mph. The racing Lambo’s specifications are still being kept under wraps, but we expect to see improved aerodynamics, even if the engine remains largely unchanged.
West Racing expects to have its driver lineup ready by the end of the year.