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Helicopter shooting a Lamborghini

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale.

Drifting a 419kW Lamborghini around the twisties seems dangerous enough - but imagining doing it at altitudes above 2000m on a snow-covered mountain road.

And not just any road. This is the Transfagarasan - a dramatic stretch of asphalt that is one of the world’s great drives, and which was applauded by BBC's Top Gear in their 14th season opener Romanian GT Road Trip.

The video is a behind the scenes look at  a photo shoot for the Lamborghini Magazine and features one of the most extreme Gallardos ever to be built. Limited to 150 units, the LP570-4 Super Tofeao Stadale is a street legal version of the radical Super Trofeo race car.

It's got some serious grunt thanks to a V10 engine pumping out 419kW. As a result of a weight reduction of 70kg compared to the standard LP570-4 it's also blistering fast. Not only is 0 to 100 km/h achieved in 3.4 seconds but 200 km/h is reached in 10.4 seconds.

We're not sure all that grunt would be especially useful in the snow but the driver's drifting skills as he's chased by a helicopter are sublime. Olaf Hauschulz's photographs from the day will be featured in the 10th issue of Lamborghini Magazine.

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