Lamborghini Gallardo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Lamborghini Gallardo
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerLamborghini
Production2003–2013
Model years2004–2013
AssemblySant'Agata Bolognese, Italy
DesignerLuc Donckerwolke
Giorgetto Giugiaro (2nd Generation)
Body and chassis
ClassSports car
Body style2-door coupé
2-door spyder
LayoutMid-engine, all-wheel drive
Mid-engine, rear wheel drive (LP550-2)
RelatedAudi R8
Lamborghini Concept S
Powertrain
Engine5.0 L V10
5.2 L V10
Transmission6-speed manual
6-speed E-Gear automated manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,560 mm (100.8 in)
Length4,300–4,386 mm (170–172.7 in)
Width1,900 mm (74.8 in)
Height1,165 mm (45.9 in) (coupé)
1,184 mm (46.6 in) (spyder)
Curb weight1,520–1,430 kg (3,351–3,153 lb) (coupé)
1,570–1,485 kg (3,461–3,274 lb) (spyder)
Chronology
PredecessorLamborghini Jalpa
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Lamborghini Gallardo
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerLamborghini
Production2003–2013
Model years2004–2013
AssemblySant'Agata Bolognese, Italy
DesignerLuc Donckerwolke
Giorgetto Giugiaro (2nd Generation)
Body and chassis
ClassSports car
Body style2-door coupé
2-door spyder
LayoutMid-engine, all-wheel drive
Mid-engine, rear wheel drive (LP550-2)
RelatedAudi R8
Lamborghini Concept S
Powertrain
Engine5.0 L V10
5.2 L V10
Transmission6-speed manual
6-speed E-Gear automated manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,560 mm (100.8 in)
Length4,300–4,386 mm (170–172.7 in)
Width1,900 mm (74.8 in)
Height1,165 mm (45.9 in) (coupé)
1,184 mm (46.6 in) (spyder)
Curb weight1,520–1,430 kg (3,351–3,153 lb) (coupé)
1,570–1,485 kg (3,461–3,274 lb) (spyder)
Chronology
PredecessorLamborghini Jalpa

The Lamborghini Gallardo (/ɡˈjɑrd/; Italian: [ɡaʎˈʎardo]) is a sports car built by Lamborghini, their most-produced model to date with over 10,000 built in its first seven years of production and 14,022 being produced throughout its lifetime.[1] Named after a famous breed of fighting bull,[2] the V-10 Gallardo has been Lamborghini's sales leader and stable-mate to a succession of V-12 flagship models—first to the Lamborghini Murciélago (4,099 built between 2001 and 2011), then to the current flagship Lamborghini Aventador. On November 25, 2013, the last Gallardo was rolled out of the factory; it was a Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante in Rosso Mars which was purchased by a private collector.

Contents

First Generation[edit]

Gallardo[edit]

Lamborghini Gallardo

The first generation Gallardo came with a 5 liter 90 degree V10 (4961cc), based on Audi's 4.2 Liter V8 developed by Cosworth. The Gallardo offers two choices of transmissions, a conventional (H-Box) six-speed manual transmission, and an advanced six-speed electro-hydraulically controlled semi-automatic robotized manual, which Lamborghini abbreviates to "E-gear". The "E-gear" allows the driver to make shifts much faster than they could with a manual transmission. The driver shifts up and down via paddles behind the steering wheel, but can also change to an automatic mode.[3] The vehicle was designed by Italdesign Giugiaro, which was based on the 1995 Calà prototype.[4]

2005 coupe update[edit]

For the MY2006 (launched in late 2005) Lamborghini introduced many changes to the car to counter some criticisms garnered from the press and owners. These were based on the limited edition Gallardo SE. The exhaust system was changed to a more sporty one (including a flap to make it quieter around town), the suspension was revised, a new steering rack was fitted, the engine power was increased by 20 bhp to a maximum of 520 metric horsepower (382 kW; 513 hp), and the biggest change was an overall lowering of the gearing, especially in 1st to 5th. The result was a much improved car; it handled and turned better, sounded better under full throttle and the extra power and lower gearing made an already fast car into a much faster one.

Spyder[edit]

The production spyder model of the Gallardo was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2006. It is considered by the company to be an entirely new model, with 520 PS (382 kW; 513 hp) and a lower-ratio six-speed manual transmission. The soft top is fully retractable.

Gallardo Superleggera[edit]

Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera

During the 2007 Geneva Auto Show[5] Lamborghini debuted the Gallardo Superleggera, the name paid tribute to the construction style of the first Lamborghini production model, the 350GT, designed and built by Carrozzeria Touring[6] and its emphasis on weight reduction. The Superleggera is lighter than the base Gallardo by 100 kg (220 lb) via the use of carbon fibre panels for the rear diffuser, undertray, the rearview-mirror housings, the interior door panels, the central tunnel, engine cover; titanium wheel nuts and carbon fibre sports seats. The engine power is upgraded by 10 PS (7 kW; 10 hp) thanks to an improved intake, exhaust and ECU for a total of 530 PS (390 kW; 523 hp). The 6-speed E-Gear transmission was standard on US spec models with the 6-speed manual transmission offered as a no cost option.

Special and limited editions[edit]

Italian police cars (2004-)[edit]

London's Metropolitan Police Gallardo 

In December 2004, two L140 Gallardos were donated to the Italian police in honour of the force's 152nd anniversary, one came from Automobili Lamborghini SpA while a second was donated by an independent organization.

The Gallardo Police Cars are used by the traffic police (Polizia Stradale) during emergencies and alarm situations on the Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway, also under the powers of the special safety operative which is already being employed along that tract of highway and, above all, for the transport of body organs destined for transplantation.

London Metropolitan Police Service police cars (2005-2006)[edit]

Yellow L140 Gallardos have been "temporary" police cars for the Metropolitan Police in London, England, one in 2005 and one in 2006, for specific publicity events. The 2006 vehicle was seen at the start of the 2006 Gumball Rally. Both vehicles were lent by Lamborghini London and were fitted with yellow and blue battenburg markings, police logos and a small blue lightbar.

SE (2005-)[edit]

2006 Verde Ithaca Gallardo SE on Angeles Crest Highway in Los Angeles.

The Gallardo SE is limited edition of 250 units introduced in 2005. It is distinguished from the regular Gallardo externally by having a black-roofed two-tone color scheme as well as specially-designed "Callisto" rims. It comes with a two-tone interior. All piping and stitching on the ultra-quality leather are executed in the same color as the bodywork of the car. The midsections of the seats are finished in color-coded upholstery and even the black floormats have a color-coded borders. A rear-view camera is standard on the Gallardo SE, as is the multimedia and navigation system, the sport suspension and an exclusive cover. The optional E-gear transmission, came with a new function, 'thrust' mode, this feature automatically revs the car to 5,000 rpm, drops the clutch engaging all four wheels in a controlled burnout, and ensures the car performs maximum acceleration.

Nera (2006-)[edit]

The Gallardo Nera is a special edition limited to 185 units of the Gallardo, introduced at the Paris Motor Show. The car was designed to showcase the customization options available to the customer in the Ad Personam program. It features special matte black body panels, and is only available in a special shade of black, a combination of Nero Serapis and Nero Noctis. Brake calipers are painted a special silver, and the taillights are smoked to match the darker paint scheme. The interior is stitched from high-contrast black and white leather in the Q-Citura (lozenge shaped) fashion.

Motorsport[edit]

FIA GT3 Championship[edit]

In 2007, the Gallardo was entered in FIA GT3 Championship, built by German motorsport specialists Reiter Engineering, who previously made the Murcielago R-GT and the Diablo GTR Super Trophy racers. All the extra aerodynamics were bolt-on parts, conforming with cost-effective regulations that meant the finished car had to closely resemble its road-going counterpart. Brembo racing brakes and OZ Racing wheels were also added. It remained All-Wheel-Drive.[7] It produced 520 metric horsepower (382 kW; 513 hp) @ 7800rpm and 510 newton metres (376 lb·ft) @ 4500 rpm of torque.

Recall[edit]

Lamborghini is recalling about 1,500 Gallardo Coupe and Spyder models, from model years 2004 to 2006, because power steering fluid can leak and catch fire. The cars were built from May 2003 through April 2008.[8]

Production[edit]

In March 2008, Lamborghini announced that they had ceased production of the Gallardo Superleggera.[9] During its production life, 172 were produced, with 10 in white, 37 in black, 45 in yellow, 46 in orange and 1 was custom painted in pink.[10]

Second Generation[edit]

LP 560-4[edit]

Presented at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, the Gallardo LP 560-4 is a significant refresh of the Gallardo, powered by a new 5.2 L (320 cu in) V10 engine that produces 560 PS (412 kW; 552 hp) at 8,000 rpm and 540 N·m (398 lb·ft) at 6,500 rpm of torque. Featuring "Iniezione Diretta Stratificata" direct fuel injection system to improve efficiency; fuel consumption and CO2 emissions have been reduced by 18% despite the increase in performance. It also has a new design inspired by the Murciélago LP 670 and Reventon.

The new engine, 40 PS (29 kW; 39 hp) more powerful than in the previous car, comes with two transmission choices: 6-speed manual or 6-speed E-gear, the later of which was revised to offer a Corsa mode which makes 40% quicker shifts than before and decreases traction control restrictions, a Thrust Mode launch control system was also added. Accompanied with a 20 kg (44 lb) weight reduction all the improvements add up to a claimed performance of 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds, 0-200 km/h (120 mph) of 11.8 and a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph).[11]

The MSRP base price is $198,000 in the US[12] and £147,330 (including NavTrak vehicle tracking system and delivery package) in the UK.[13] The first US car was sold in 16th Annual Race to Erase MS charity auction for $270,000 to former True Religion Jeans co-founder/co-creator Kymberly Gold and music producer Victor Newman.[14]

LP 560-4 Spyder[edit]

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder was unveiled at 2008 LA Auto Show.[15] as the replacement for of the previous Gallardo Spyder. It is the convertible model of the Gallardo LP 560-4 and as such possess all of its improvements like the new 5.2 L (320 cu in) V10 engine, improved E-gear transmission and 20 kg (44 lb) weight reduction. Performance has been improved to 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.0 seconds, 0-200 km/h (120 mph) of 13.1 and a top speed of 324 km/h (201 mph)

Japan models went on sale in 2009-06.[16]

LP 570-4 Superleggera (2010-)[edit]

LP 570-4 Superleggera.

In March 2010, Lamborghini announced the release of the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, a lightweight and more powerful version of the Gallardo LP 560-4 in the same vein as the previous Superleggera. With carbon fiber used extensively inside and out to reduce weight to just 1,340 kg (2,954 lb) making it the lightest road-going Lamborghini in the range. The 5.2L V10 on the LP 570-4 gets a power bump over the standard Gallardo to 570 PS (419 kW; 562 hp) at 8,000 rpm. Performance has been improved to 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds, and a 325 km/h (202 mph) top speed.[17][18][19]

Taiwan models went on sale in 2010-05-11, with delivery began in 2010-06.[20]

LP 570-4 Spyder Performante[edit]

In November 2010, Lamborghini announced the LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, a convertible version of the LP 570-4 Superleggera. Employing the same 570 PS (419 kW; 562 hp) 5. 2 L V 10 and with a curb weight of 1,485 kg (3,274 lb), heavier than the coupe as usual with coupe based convertibles, the LP 570-4 Spyder Performante goes from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 12.0 seconds and has a top speed of 324 km/h (201 mph).[21]

Taiwan models went on sale in 2011-04, with delivery began in 2010-06.[22]

LP 550-2 Coupe, LP 550-2 AD (2010-)[edit]

Following the LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni and LP 550-2 Bicolore special editions, the LP 550-2 Coupe was offered by Lamborghini in the 2011 model year as the lowest priced model in the Gallardo line-up. The rear-wheel drive LP 550-2 Coupe was distinguished by unique black side skirts and "LP 550-2" badging, suspension tuning borrowed from the Valentino Balboni edition and came equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission with E-gear available as a cost option.

LP 550-2 AD is based on LP 550-2 Coupe with AD Personam customization, which includes transparent engine cover, engine room LED lighting, diamond pattern leather interior upholstery, travel package.

Taiwan model of LP 550-2 Coupe went on sale in 2010-06-09.[23]

LP 550-2 Spyder (2011-)[edit]

In 2012, the LP 550-2 Spyder was introduced with the same specifications as the Coupe, as the lowest priced Spyder model.

The vehicle was unveiled in Balboni Ginza Tower.[24]

Japan models went on sale in 2011-12-08.[25]

Special and limited editions[edit]

Lamborghini Gallardo India edition limited to 6 units.

Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia (2008-)[edit]

It is a version of Gallardo LP560-4 coupe for Italian State Police.

In October 2008, a private ceremony was held at the Viminale Palace where Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. donated a Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia, to the head of the Italian State Police, Prefect Antonio Manganelli. The new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia was used as replacement of its predecessor to fulfill roles with the Lazio Highway Police Department.[26]

LP 550-2 Balboni[edit]

Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni.

Limited to 250 units, this Gallardo was named after Lamborghini test driver Valentino Balboni and to his request, unlike the contemporary line-up, the Balboni is rear wheel drive, reducing the curbweight by 30 kg (66 lb) to 1,470 kg (3,241 lb). The engine was rated at 550 PS (405 kW; 542 hp). Other features include re-calibrated optional E-gear transmission, redeveloped 45% limited slip differential, full leather black upholstery with white colour strips, Polar white centre console, a stripe down the centre of the car, and a badge below the left side window bears the signature of Valentino Balboni and the production number of the car. Lamborghini claims the LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni can reach a top speed of 320 km/h (199 mph) and reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds.[27]

Gallardo LP 560-4 Gold Edition (2012)[edit]

Gallardo LP 560-4 Gold Edition(金色限量版) is a limited (10 units) version of Gallardo LP 560-4 for China market, with gold body colour, black engine cover frame, LED headlamps, Cordelia glossy wheels, red brake calipers, black interior, red stitching and embroidery at steering wheel and head rest.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 Shenzhen-HongKong-Macau International Auto Show, and was sold for 3.988 million yuan (USD $810,000).[28][29]

Lamborghini Gallardo Bicolore, Beverly Hills 2012

Bicolore (2010-)[edit]

The Bicolore is a special edition of the Gallardo, available in both LP 560-4 and LP 550-2 trims. Released in 2010 it features a unique two-tone paint job. The car is available only in orange, yellow, grey, white or blue with a black roof with unique Skorplus alloy rims.[30]

Taiwan model of LP 560-4 Bicolore went on sale in 2011-03-10.[31]

LP 550-2 Super Trofeo (2010–)[edit]

The LP550-2 Super Trofeo is a version of LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni for Hong Kong market. It does not include the centre stripe in the original car. It includes e-Gear transmission, Super Trofeo body kit (tail wing, front and tail diffuser, side skirts), front and side airbags, TFT screen with USB/iPod connection, GPS with Bluetooth, front axle height control.[32][33]

LP 570-4 Superleggera Nero Nemesis (2010-)[edit]

LP 570-4 Superleggera Nero Nemesis (消光黑色特別版) is a version of LP 570-4 Superleggera for Taiwan market, with matte black body colour, matte black interior upholstery, silver interior stitching, 4-point seat belt.[34]

The vehicle went on sale in 2010-10.[35]

LP 570-4 Superleggera Bianco Canopus Limited Edition (2011-)[edit]

LP 570-4 Superleggera Bianco Canopus Limited Edition (中華民國建國百年特仕車) is a version of LP 570-4 Superleggera for Taiwan market, commemorating 100th anniversary of Republic of China. It included matte white body colour, e-gear transmission, silver interior stitching, 4-point seat belt.

The vehicle went on sale during the 100th year of Republic of China, with preorder began at 2011-02.[36][37]

LP 550-2 Tricolore (2011-)[edit]

It is a version of Gallardo LP 550-2 for Europe, Middle East, and Asian Pacific markets, commemorating the 150th anniversary of Italian unification. It included green, white, red stripes from cargo bay to engine cover; white body colour, carbon fibre rear view mirror and side skirt from Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, matte black front air intake grille from Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, black interior, green, white, red stripes at left seat aligned to the exterior tricolor stripes; 'Tricolore' embroidering at driver seat, e-gear panel and steering wheel in carbon fibre, Alcantara upholstery at centre console and door trim, Nero Perseus black leather upholstery, 'Tricolore' plaque at door sill, seat side, inner window frame.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2011 Turin Auto Show.[38]

Taiwan model of LP 550-2 Tricolore went on sale in 2011-06-02.[39]

LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale[edit]

Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale, Beverly Hills 2012

Presented on the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Super Trofeo Stradale is a limited (150 units) version of LP570-4 Superleggera. Boasting a dry weight of 1,340 kg (2,954 lb), it's 30 kg (66 lb) lighter than a comparably equipped LP570-4 Superleggera. Esessentially a road version of the Super Trofeo race car, equipped with the same adjustable rear spoiler that offers an aerodynamic load 3 times that of the stardard Gallardo LP 560-4 for increased dynamic stability during tight, high-speed driving. Another element taken directly from the racing version is the removable engine hood with quick-release system. The vehicle included Rosso Mars (red) body colour, 6-speed E-gear transmission, carbon fibre and Alcantara interior upholstery with red stitching, double-A-arm suspension, 19-inch wheels, titanium bearing and bolts, Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. Optional equipment includes carbon-ceramic brake discs, a tubular interior roll cage, 4-point safety belts and fire extinguisher, satellite navigation, with Bluetooth connection for mobile phones, an anti-theft system, and a lifting system that raises the front axle, grey or white brake caliper.[40]

Taiwan model was sold in limited quantities (3 units), with road and track versions. Road version includes exclusive carbon fibre tail wing and engine cover, Alcantara interior upholstery, Alcantara racing seats. Track version includes racing type roll cage, red 4-point seat belts, travel package, chrome and carbon fibre interior package.[41][42]

Singapore Limited Edition (2011)[edit]

The Singapore Limited Edition is a limited (10 units) version of Gallardo LP 550-2 in Singapore, celebrating 10 years of Lamborghini's presence in Singapore. Available in black and white primary body color with red side stripes accented by a badge featuring the Merlion, it includes parts from LP570-4 Superleggera such as the front spoiler, a rear wing, a wheel set and interior trim.[43]

The vehicle went on sale with SGD$20000 from the sale of each car donated to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. Delivery took place in Mandarin Oriental hotel in Singapore.[44]

Panama police car (2011?-)[edit]

Gallardo used by the Police of Panamá

It is a version of Lamborghini LP560-4 for Panama's National Police, seized from David Murcia Guzman of DMG Group Holding, S.A.[45][46]

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Hong Kong 20th Anniversary Edition (2012)[edit]

The LP 550-2 Hong Kong Edition commemorates the 20th anniversary of Lamborghini cars being sold in Hong Kong. Modifications on the model include custom paint with a coat of Bianco Monocerus, a white color, matte gold stripes that run the length of the hood, over the roof, and down the rear. Matte black accents round out the paint work with a matte black rear bumper and spoiler, side skirts, and spoiler, with HK20 graphics on the front spoiler, rear fascia and side sills. These extend to the interior on the headrests and center console. Only 8 will be produced with pricing at $3,680,000 each.[47]

Malaysia Limited Edition (2012)[edit]

It is a limited edition (20 units) version of Gallardo LP 550-2 in Malaysia. Available in Blanco Monocerus (solid white), Verde Ithaca (pearl green) and Arancio Borealis (pearl orange) body color, it includes body kit from LP 570-4 Superleggera (front bumper, carbon side skirts, 4 titanium exhaust tips and a carbon fibre rear diffuser), a different interior with Alcantra and leather with bespoke stitching, 6-speed E-gear transmission.[48]

The vehicle was unveiled in Eminent Century Sdn Bhd, the official Malaysian importer of Lamborghini cars, and JH Italia Sdn Bhd, the sole dealer, in Kuala Lumpur. The vehicle went on sale for RM868,000 before duties, road tax and insurance (RM 1,680,000 excluding insurance).[49]

Indonesia Limited Edition (2013)[edit]

The Gallardo LP550-2 Indonesia Limited Edition is based on LP550-2 model but with a Superleggera style body and finished in the bright green Verde Ithaca shade. It is limited to Indonesian Market only and available on January 2013. The 2013 Gallardo LP550-2 Indonesia Limited Edition will receive several items from the option list as standard equipment, the most eye catching naturally being the Superleggera bumpers and side skirts, a glass engine cover with the optional LED lights installed to give an even better view of the V10 engine at night and available with E-Gear transmission. The wheels are the regular dual five spoke Apollo wheels seen on the Gallardo LP560-4 model, but finished in glossy black for the Indonesian edition.[50][51][52]

LP 560-4 Noctis (2012–)[edit]

The LP 560-4 Noctis is a version of Gallardo LP 560-4 with two-tone colour schemes, for Hong Kong and China markets. Available in dark grey/silver and dark blue/silver body colour,[53] 6-speed E-gear transmission, 19-inch alloy wheels, black leather and grey alcantara upholstery, adjustable suspension.

The vehicle was unveiled in Auto Guangzhou 2011, and later 2012 Auto Qingdao. China version was sold for 3980000 yuan.[54][55]

Gallardo LP 560-4 Bianco Rosso (2012)[edit]

Gallardo LP 560-4 Bianco Rosso (ガヤルド LP560-4 ビアンコ・ロッソ) is a limited (10 units) version of Gallardo LP 560-4 coupe for Japanese market, commemorating 45th anniversary of importing Lamborghini to Japan and 10th anniversary of Lamborghini Japan, inspired by Japan's flag. Designed by Lamborghini Design Centre, it includes red side mirror cover, red engine cover frame, red brake caliper, black interior, red leather upholstery at side side holder, door handle, hand brake; rear view camera, LED headlight package, 19-inch high gloss black Cordelia wheels, car navigation system, lifting system.

The vehicle went on sale in 2012-05-18 for 25.41 million yen ($320,100 US).[56][57][58]

Equipment[edit]

Marrone Apus (matte brown), Giallo Horus (matte gold), Nero Nemesis (matte black), Bianco Canopus (matte white) body colours were introduced to Taiwan market in 2010-08-10.[59]

Motorsport[edit]

SUPER GT[edit]

The Gallardo was entered by privateers to the GT300 class of the Japanese SUPER GT Championship, car had to conform to rather different regulations. It could produce no more than 300PS (295 bhp/224 kW) and must be Rear-Wheel-Drive. The power is limited by air restrictors placed in the engine bay. The gearbox is a sequential 6-Speed twin-clutch setup. The rules regarding aerodynamics are far looser than those in FIA GT, meaning the SUPER GT car has more advanced aero, including a much bigger rear wing. It took a while to be competitive, only being consistently at the top this 2009 season.[60]

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo[edit]

Lamborghini Super Trofeo

In May 2009 Lamborghini introduced what it calls the 'Fastest one-make series in the world', featuring the Gallardo LP 560-4 Super Trofeo, a race-prepared version of the newer Gallardo LP560-4. The series supported European race series such as Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (DTM), FIA GT Series and the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), featuring 18 races overall and having a 30-car grid consisting of privateer teams as well as Lamborghini dealer teams and one factory team featuring guest drivers.[61] The Super Trofeo race car is based on the Gallardo LP 560-4 sports car, but with a reworked chassis and a direct injection V10 engine rated at 570 PS (419 kW; 562 hp) with higher compression ratio of 12.5:1, variable valve timing. The car has dry weight of 1,300 kg (2,900 lb). E-gear transmission is standard. The race car and parts package cost €200,000 (US$284,300) plus tax, available via Lamborghini dealerships, with support and parts sales trackside.

American Le Mans Series[edit]

West Racing campaigned an LP560 GT in the GT class of the American Le Mans Series for certain races of the 2011 season.[62] However, as of July, 2011, the team announced that they were developing a new car and by implication would no longer race the LP560.[63]

SPEED World Challenge[edit]

DP7 Racing has currently entered two Gallardos in the Speed World Challenge GT Series, driven by Dan Pastorini and Chip Herr.[64]

Reception[edit]

In a test drive of LP550-2 Valentino Balboni, the test driver bearing the name of the car said he was against E-gear because it takes some amount of vehicle control away from the driver, and all-wheel drive Lamborghinis from the beginning, and the company was divided over AWD cars. In that review, a LP550-2 with E-Gear was tested.[65]

Marketing[edit]

As part of Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera launch in Taiwan, Jean-Michei Lorain of La Côte Saint Jacques restaurant was invited by Taiwan Lamborghini dealer Gramus Internation Co., Ltd. and Taiwan American Express company to cook French meals at The Landis Taipei Paris 1930 between 2010-12-01 and 2010-12-04, and at Le Moût restaurant between 2010-12-06 and 2010-12-09, with a Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera Nero Nemesis unveiled at the 1st floor lounge of The Landis Taipei hotel.[66][67][68] In addition, for Lamborghini buyers using American Express card until 2010-12-31, all Lamborghini vehicles got order price of 2 million NTD, and Lamborghini LP 570-4 Superleggera Nero Nemesis buyers using American Express Centurion card can purchase the vehicle for 17,880,000 NTD.[69]

Third Generation[edit]

LP 550-2, LP 560-4, LP 570-4 Edizione Tecnica[edit]

Changes to Gallardo LP 560-4 includes revised front fascias with triangular and trapezoidal forms with diagonal elements in body color and black, larger air intakes ahead of the front wheels, new 19-inch "Apollo polished" alloy wheels in matt black with spokes in polished silver, redesigned rear end with a wider surface area, optional Style Package (high-gloss black paintwork on the underside of the front spoiler, front and rear grilles and the transverse element of the rear trim).

LP 570-4 Edizione Tecnica is based on LP 570-4 Superleggera and the LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, with fixed high rear wing, carbon-ceramic brakes, roof arch and front air intakes painted in contrasting color schemes (Nero Nemesis (matt black) body with Arancio Argos (orange) pillars and front air intakes, Bianco Canopus (matt white) body with Arancio Argos pillars and front air intakes, and Arancio Argos body with Nero Nemesis pillars and front air intakes).[70][71]

The vehicles were unveiled in 2012 Paris Motor Show.

The vehicles were available at Lamborghini dealerships from November 2012. Early models include LP 550-2 (Coupe/Spyder), LP 560-4 (Coupe/Spyder), LP 570-4 (Superleggera/Spyder Performante).[72]

LP 570-4 Super Trofeo 2013 (2012-)[edit]

It is a race car version of Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante for the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series, with adjustable aerodynamic devices, a ten-position rear wing, improved front brake cooling over 2012 Gallardo via remodeled brake ducts.

The vehicle was unveiled at the final round of the 2012 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo European series in Los Arcos, Navarra.[73][74]

LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Asia (2013-)[edit]

Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Asia (亞洲限量版) is a limited (3 units, 1 in Taiwan) version of LP 570-4 Super Trofeo 2013 for Asian market. It included matt black carbon fibre tail wing, matt black carbon fibre engine cover, yellow body colour, high gloss carbon fibre door pedal, rear diffuser, rear view mirror cover; red ceramic carbon fibre brake caliper, Alcantara interior upholstery, 'Super Trofeo Asia' plaque at red rear window frame interior border with serial number, red stitching, carbon fibre upholstery at door trim, racing seats, centre console.[75]

LP 570-4 Squadra Corse (2013-)[edit]

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse is a limited (50 units, 15 in USA, 3 in Canada) street-going version of Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo 2013, with removable engine hood with quick-release system, rear wing and the hood made from carbon composite material, carbon-ceramic brake system, e-gear six-speed transmission with steering wheel paddles, decal strip along the flank displays green, white and red, the colors of the Italian flag; choice of 4 body colours (Giallo Midas (yellow), Bianco Monocerus (white), Grigio Thalasso (grey), in Rosso Mars (red)), matte black rear wing with contrasts in body color, hood, front air intakes, rear diffuser and 19-inch forged wheels in high-gloss black; choice of 3 brake calliper colours (red, black, yellow), carbon fiber (at door panels, racing seats and center console cover, handbrake frame, the middle of the center console, the lower rim of the steering wheel, the trim around the main and secondary instrument panels, the door handles, and the handle for opening the glove box) and Alcantara (at underside of the dashboard, central panel of the seat cushion and the backrest) interior upholstery, bucket seats (optional comfort seats). The rear wing was reported to produce 3 times more down force than the standard Gallardo's spoiler.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.[76][77][78][79] Delivery of the vehicle began in September 2013.

US model includes only yellow body colour cars.[80]

Motorsports[edit]

Gallardo Super Trofeo was used in 2012 Race Of Champions.[81]

End of production[edit]

On 25 November 2013, the last Lamborghini Gallardo, a LP 570-4 Spyder Performante with Rosso Mars (red) body colour, was built at the Sant'Agata Bolognese factory, to be received by a private collector in the upcoming weeks. A total 14,022 units of Lamborghini Gallardo had been built during its 10-year product cycle.[82][83][84][85]

Specifications[edit]

ModelsCoupe
2003–2005
Coupe
2006–2008
Spyder
2006–2008
SuperleggeraLP 560-4LP 560-4 SpyderLP 550-2
rear wheel drive
LP 570-4 Supperleggera Edizione Tecnica
Engine v10
Type4,961 cc (4.961 L; 302.7 cu in) V10 40 valves DOHC5,204 cc (5.204 L; 317.6 cu in) V10 40 valves DOHC
Power@rpm500 PS (368 kW; 493 hp)@7800520 PS (382 kW; 513 hp)@8000530 PS (390 kW; 523 hp)@8000560 PS (412 kW; 552 hp)@8000550 PS (405 kW; 542 hp)@8000570 PS (419 kW; 562 hp)@8000
Torque@rpm510 N·m (376 lb·ft)@4500510 N·m (376 lb·ft)@4250540 N·m (398 lb·ft)@6500
Performance
0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) (sec)4.24.04.33.83.74.03.9 (4.2 Spyder)3.4 (3.9 Spyder)
0 to 200 km/h (120 mph) (sec)14.513.614.312.49.511.710.6 ?
1/4 mile12.4 s @ 118 mph (190 km/h)12.1 s @ 120 mph (190 km/h)11.7 s @ 123 mph (198 km/h)11.2 s @ 129.5 mph (208.4 km/h) (R&T)
11.4s @ 126.9 mph (204.2 km/h) (MT)[86]
12s @ 124 mph 124 mph (200 km/h)11.5s @ 126.7 mph (203.9 km/h) (R&T)[87]
11.5s @ 125.6 mph (202.1 km/h)[88]
Top speed309 km/h (192 mph)315 km/h (196 mph)315 km/h (196 mph)315 km/h (196 mph)325 km/h (202 mph)324 km/h (201 mph)320 km/h (200 mph)325 km/h (202 mph)

Awards and recognition[edit]

Production[edit]

Two Gallardos together
YearUnitsGallardoGallardo Spyder
2003[89]933933
2004[89]12941294
2005[90]97294725
2006[90]16516261025
2007[91]19519361015
2008[91]17871206581
2009[92]922462460
2010[92]1064817247
2011[93]1264944320
2012[93]1221822399
Total13,0598,9874,072

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Automobili Lamborghini starts the year with production record of five thousandth Gallardo". lambocars.com. January 22, 2007. 
  2. ^ Markus, Frank (February 2013). "Sant'Agata Bolognese to Zaragoza, the Heming-Way". Motor Trend 65 (2): 108. 
  3. ^ Introducing the Gallardo LamboCars.com
  4. ^ Gallardo
  5. ^ AutoBlog.com, Geneva Motor Show: Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
  6. ^ "Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera (2007–)". channel4.com. Retrieved 2009-03-14. [dead link]
  7. ^ "SuperCars.net". SuperCars.net. 2004-03-01. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  8. ^ "LAMBORGHINI RECALLING CARS DUE TO RISK OF FIRE". Associated Press. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  9. ^ Joseph, Noah (2008-03-27). "Lamborghini ceases production of Gallardo Superleggera". Autoblog. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  10. ^ TopGear.com, Silence of the Lambs
  11. ^ "Geneva 2008: Gallardo LP560-4 live and drool whorthy". Autoblog. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  12. ^ "Road and Track Gallardo LP560-4 road test.". Road and Track. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  13. ^ AutoBlog.com, Lamborghini prices Gallardo LP560-4 for UK, releases new pics
  14. ^ AutoBlog.com, First US-bound Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder raises $270k at charity auction
  15. ^ AutoBlog.com, LA 2008: Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder unveiled Live
  16. ^ ランボルギーニ、「ガヤルドLP560-4スパイダー」を国内発売
  17. ^ "Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera". DieselStation.com. 
  18. ^ "Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera". Automoblog.net. 
  19. ^ "Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera". Car-Center.co.uk. 
  20. ^ 輕量性能極致,Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera登台開賣
  21. ^ "Lamborghini Ballard LP 570-4 Spyder Performante Ups the Performance Ante". Nonautomotive. 2009-08-18. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  22. ^ 以性能為名,Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante上空出場
  23. ^ 後驅蠻牛出陣!Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2抵台上市
  24. ^ ランボルギーニ、「ガヤルド LP 550-2 スパイダー」が日本上陸 ブルガリ銀座タワーでお披露目
  25. ^ ランボルギーニ、「ガヤルド LP 550-2 スパイダー」を国内発売 価格は24,435,600円
  26. ^ Desktopmachine.com, Lamborghini Donates new Gallardo
  27. ^ "Lamborghini LP550-2 – the First RWD Lambo in 10 Years". Automoblog.net. 
  28. ^ Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Gold Edition for China
  29. ^ 兰博基尼金色限量版跑车深港澳车展首发
  30. ^ "Sybarites". 
  31. ^ 玩色小牛,Lamborghini LP 560-4 Bicolore國內首發
  32. ^ Lamborghini LP550-2 Super Trofeo裝甲狂牛
  33. ^ 血脈沸騰 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Super Trofeo
  34. ^ Lambo新車登台!預告Murciélago後繼車明年叩關
  35. ^ Lamborghini Taipei向建國百年致敬 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera Bianco Canopus Limited Edition上市
  36. ^ Lamborghini Taipei向建國百年致敬 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera Bianco Canopus Limited Edition上市
  37. ^ 同慶百年,Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggera限量特仕車發表
  38. ^ "Lamborghini Gallardo Tricolore commemorates 150 years of Italian unification". 
  39. ^ 玩色小牛,Lamborghini LP 560-4 Bicolore國內首發
  40. ^ "Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale hits the stage". 
  41. ^ 預告台灣賽車新紀元,Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale上市
  42. ^ 終極版小牛 Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale在台發表
  43. ^ Official: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Singapore Limited Edition
  44. ^ Lamborghini Gallardo Singapore Limited Edition lands in the Far East
  45. ^ Lamborghini Gallardo as Police Car in Panama
  46. ^ Video: Lamborghini Gallardo Policia de Panamá
  47. ^ http://www.egmcartech.com/2012/07/11/lamborghini-gallardo-lp550-2-hong-kong-20th-anniversary-edition/
  48. ^ Lamborghini Re-Enters Malaysia With Gallardo Malaysia Limited Edition
  49. ^ Lamborghini Gallardo Malaysia Limited Edition – 20 units
  50. ^ [1]
  51. ^ [2]
  52. ^ [3]
  53. ^ 色誘 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Noctis
  54. ^ 兰博基尼携三款超跑 亮相2012青岛车展
  55. ^ 兰博基尼 Gallardo LP560-4 Noctis 4S 现车优惠68万元
  56. ^ Lamborghini announces a limited-edition Gallardo for Japan
  57. ^ ランボルギーニ、日本限定10台の特別仕様車
  58. ^ ランボルギーニ、日本上陸45周年記念車「ガヤルド ビアンコ・ロッソ」
  59. ^ Lamborghini牛王站台,總代理推出四款百萬消光車色選配
  60. ^ "SuperGT.net". SuperGT.net. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  61. ^ "NetCarShow.com". NetCarShow.com. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  62. ^ "American Le Mans Series website". Americanlemans.com. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  63. ^ "West Racing Facebook site". Retrieved 2011-07-08. 
  64. ^ "SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge – Drivers". World-challenge.com. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  65. ^ Lieberman, Jonny (2009-08-26). "AutoBlog.com". AutoBlog.com. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  66. ^ 超跑級美食饗宴,Lamborghini與米其林名廚合擺「犇騰宴」
  67. ^ 經典、創新、傳奇的美食饗宴 法式料理3巨頭「犇騰宴」
  68. ^ 引頸企盼的再相遇 十年後重逢「犇騰宴」
  69. ^ 【焦點新聞】「2010犇騰宴」北中齊開桌!Lamborghini偕美國運通邀星級名廚再次登台獻藝
  70. ^ Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante Edizione Tecnica
  71. ^ Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera Edizione Tecnica
  72. ^ Lamborghini releases 2013 Gallardo details
  73. ^ Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo 2013 unveiled
  74. ^ 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo racecar is unveiled
  75. ^ 傳承賽道榮耀,Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo亞洲限量版抵臺
  76. ^ Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse brings one-make series to the road
  77. ^ Extreme Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse Debuts in Frankfurt
  78. ^ Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse
  79. ^ Frankfurt auto show 2013: Lamborghini presents the new Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse
  80. ^ Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse will cost $260K* and only come in yellow
  81. ^ Gallardo Super Trofeo within official cars at the 2012 Race of Champions
  82. ^ Lamborghini Gallardo production ends on No. 14,022
  83. ^ End of production for the Lamborghini Gallardo
  84. ^ Final Lamborghini Gallardo Rolls Off the Production Line
  85. ^ Knapman, Chris (26 November 2013). "Lamborghini Gallardo production ends". The Daily Telegraph (London, UK: Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  86. ^ Markus, Frank (22 April 2009). "The Ultimate Play Date: Maserati GranTurismo, Audi R8, Ferrari F430, Lamborghini LP560-4, Mercedes McLaren SLR". Motor Trend. 
  87. ^ RoadandTrack.com
  88. ^ MotorTrend.com (MT)
  89. ^ a b "Volkswagen AG Annual Report 2004, p.92" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-12-03. 
  90. ^ a b "Volkswagen AG Annual Report 2006, p.49" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-12-03. 
  91. ^ a b "Volkswagen AG Annual Report 2008, p.87" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-12-03. 
  92. ^ a b "Volkswagen AG Annual Report 2010, p.111" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-03-14. 
  93. ^ a b "Volkswagen AG Annual Report 2012, p.109" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-03-16. 

External links[edit]