I'll have to admit that I fell for the marketing gimmick that it was "ultra light" the difference I felt vs the standard gallardo is probably more due to seat of the pants mind games and the added horsepower on the 570 and a slight weight advantage.If it was full of gas it would be close to 3400lbs 24-25 gallons is the max fuel capacity, and add in the oem exhaust around 3430lbs. This is actually lighter than the huracan which is kind of a strange truth.I just ran by the scales to get weight so theres no doubt of the fact and was surprised to see the results. This thing is much heavier than I thought!
This is with 18 gallons of fuel and nothing stripped from the car, complete with roadside aids, fire extinguisher etc. I even have a lighter weight super trofeo exhaust which shaved 30 pounds vs the stock exhaust.
3360lbs. I assume the dry weight they advertise doesnt include the radio option, and then for US models the bumper reinforcements for impact bars etc. View attachment 271404 View attachment 271406
The weight is about the same as all of the coupe gallardos with lighter weight options. Nothing structural really different but the seats, exhaust, and rear hatch are the largest weight changes on the gallardo chassis.
The STS is just a great car overall and has a little of everything including excitement, which makes it one of my favorite gallardos!
They always say cars have been getting heavier every generation by 5% due to safety enhancements and electronics offset by 10% power gains. Then they strip the 5% gain in weight by doing a special edition stradale version at the end of life to charge 50% more as they close out the generation.
Overall I'm still happy with the performance but now comparing apples to apples in specs with other cars it doesnt look as good as I once thought.