(UPDATE, Oct 3!!! As Lamborghini plans to build only 150 versions of the Blancpain, this number does not qualify for Targa Tasmania. The Whites will be reverting to Superleggera spec).
In news that is both brilliant and painful, Lamborghini has unveiled the LP 570-4 Super Trofeo, which has a roll-on effect all the way to Launceston.
Jason and John White, winners of the 2010 Targa Tasmania in their Reitger Engineering Lambo Super Trofeo, were facing the exclusion of their car following a rule to Targa where 'third party' manufacturers were not allowed. That meant their winning Lambo would have been returned to Lamborghini Superleggera specification.
Following news of the LP 570-4 Blancpain Edition, the Whites have bee legally allowed to create a Super Trofeo for the road, skirting around Targa's new rule that tried to create some equality to the field, after the Whites dominated the 2010 Tasmanian event.
The Blancpain Edition runs the 5.2-litre V10 producing 570hp (425kW), with all-wheel drive, the Super Trofeo's tall rear wing, rear engine cover, composite cermaic brakes and extensive use of carbon fibre, for total weight of just 1340kg. Lambo claims 0-100km/h in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 318km/h.
The Whites have already stated their intention to turn their car into the Blancpain Edition.