Considered as Lamborghini’s best-selling car, this Lamborghini model is revamped just for your driving pleasure. Enter the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4. This new Gallardo is just the right replacement for the old one and the difference between the tow models is subtle at best. The original Gallardo of the Lamborghini is admittedly the biggest-selling car from the company. Since Gallardo’s production dating back to 2003, the company has shipped more than 7,000 units to date. But perhaps Lamborghini’s standing rivalry with Ferrari thru the Scuderia and the efforts of Audi as well has pushed Lamborghini to rethink its plans and options, hence the tweaking of the old Gallardo. And the result is of course the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 expected to be rolled out by June of this year.
The Gallardo LP 560-4 where the LP stands for Longitudinale Posteiore and the 560 stands for the metric power output and the 4 stands for a permanent 4-wheel drive. The car features a six-speed clutchless manual and can run for an average of 13.6 miles per gallon of gas. The car can run from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds and can peak at a top speed of 202 miles per hour. Other interesting features and standards on the LP 560-4;
- The Gallardo engine: 5.2-litre 90-degree V10
- Gallardo’s power is pegged at: 422kW @ 8000rpm
- 540Nm @ 6500rpm
- The transmission: 6-speed E-gear auto/sequential with paddle shifts, 6-speed manual
- TOP SPEED: 325km/h. 0-100km/h 3.7secs
- Brakes: carbon/ceramic spec aluminium/alloy calipers, 6 cylinder at the front and 4 cylinder at the rear with ventilated discs 15×1.5 (front) and 14×1.26 (rear)
- Wheels: 8.5×19-inch (front), 11×19-inch (rear)
- Tires: Pirelli P-Zero 235/35 ZR19 (front), 295/30 ZR19 (rear)
- Economy: 13.7litres/100km (E-gear), 14.7litres/100km (manual) *claimed combined cycle. At times, the mpg is pegged at 13.6 on an average.
- Fuel capacity: 90litres
- KERB WEIGHT: 1410kg
The LP 560-4 is just one of the many variants produced under the Gallardo name. The variants include the Spyder, the SE, the Superleggera, and the Nera.