BLANCPAIN KICKS UP A STORM ON THE SUPER TROFEO CIRCUITS
The second leg in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo competition has just ended on the Norisring circuit in Germany. Throughout the weekend, the Gallardo LP560-4 decked out in the livery of the Manufacture Blancpain vied with each other in the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) championship. As title sponsor, Blancpain once again salutes the remarkable participation of its President and CEO Marc A. Hayek, competing alongside famous driver Peter Kox from The Netherlands.
This second leg sets the seal on the high-powered union of two world-famous manufacturers: Blancpain, the world’s oldest watch brand, and Lamborghini, one of the most iconic car manufacturers of our era. Comprising six events in the 2009 racing calendar, the Super Trofeo features a line-up of the brand-new Lamborghini Gallardo cars in a four-wheel drive racing version delivering 570 horsepower and 540 N/m (398 lb/ft) torque enabling them to reach top speeds of over 300 km/h.
In honour of this unique championship, Blancpain has created an exceptional watch: the Super Trofeo Chronograph, a limited series of 300. Its specs include a black brushed steel case fitted with an alcantara strap, a blackened movement powering a flyback function, and a black dial distinguished by 9 and 12 o’clock numerals evoking those appearing on the Lamborghini racing cars. The result is an eminently sophisticated, resolutely sporty timepiece.
Four subsequent dates for your diary:
- Spa Francorchamps (BELGIUM), July 23-25
- Silverstone (UK), August 15-16
- Catalunya (SPAIN), September 18-20
- Paul Ricard (FRANCE), October 2-4