Lamborghini Gallardo (2003–2013)

Model History

February 2003

Audi/Lamborghini's rival to the Ferrari 360 Modena, priced £117,000 in UK. 4,345mm long x 1,900mm wide x 1,184mm high. Outguns the Ferrari with a 492bhp V10 which also stumps up 376lb/ft torque. 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds, 0-100mph in 9 seconds and top speeed over 190mph.

March 2008

Lamborghini Gallardo Coupé LP560-4 first shown at Geneva Motor Show in March 2008, replaced original Gallardo Coupé in 2008. With 40 hp more power than the previous car, enhanced acceleration from 0-62 mph of 3.7 seconds, and a top speed in excess of 200 mph, the new car is priced at £147,330.00 on the road, including NavTrak vehicle tracking system and delivery package.

The Gallardo Coupé LP560-4 is named due to its engine position – Longitudinale Posteriore - and its power output of 560 hp. Power:weight ratio improved to 2.5 kg per hp. The ‘4’ refers to the Lamborghini product feature of permanent four-wheel drive. LP560-4 comes with a new V10, 5.2 litre direct fuel injection engine: ‘Iniezione Diretta Stratificata’. Despite its increased power, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions have been reduced by 18%. With its new engine, permanent four-wheel drive transmission and new suspension, it delivers significantly enhanced performance and dynamics. Lamborghini’s engineers have also improved traction, handling and stability at high speeds, with the new transmission, new suspension, optimised aerodynamics as well as the reduced weight and decreased friction between the components, all contributing to the overall improvements in the vehicle.

Approximately 7100 Gallardo models have left the Sant’Agata Bolognese production plant since the coupe’s original launch in 2003.

The Gallardo Coupé LP560-4 will be available to view from late June in the UK’s dealerships in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh, with customer deliveries commencing in the summer.

November 2008

Gallardo LP560 Spyder unveiled at LA Auto Show November 2008. Stunningly beautiful. 5.2 litre V10. 560PS at 8,000rpm. 540Nm at 6,500rpm. Top speed 201mph. 0-60mph 3.8 seconds. 0 - 200km/h 13.1 seconds.

E-Gear 20.17mpg combined. 330g/km CO2.

Manual 18.83 mpg combined. 351g/km CO2.

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