2010 Lamborghini Gallardo | new car review

Posted on Jun 15, 2010 by
2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni

LP550-2 Valentino Balboni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gallardo is a pure poster car – all sharp angles and lurid paintjobs.

The latest version – the LP560-4 (the 560 denotes how much power is has, 4 is for four-wheel drive) – was launched in 2009 and features a number of minor, but significant, improvements over the original Gallardo that was launched in 2003.

These were mainly with the 5.2-litre V10 engine, which received a 40bhp boost in power, but also with revised software for the E-gear automated manual gearbox to speed up and smooth out changes. There were also a number of styling changes to keep the car from looking stale such as the angular front bumper and triple-Y-shaped LED tail lamps.

The latest Gallardo is the only model to be produced by the Italian maker that could ever be considered to be a daily driver. That’s not to take anything away from the fact that the Gallardo is one of the truly great supercars on the road, just that now you can destroy other cars on the road during the weekend and still be able to drive it to work on a daily basis without any fuss. It’s thanks to Audi’s ownership of the Lamborghini brand that the company has been able to achieve this.

It’s a true two-seat supercar and is available as a or open-top Spyder. Lamborghini has also introduced a special edition rear-wheel drive version called the LP550-2 Balboni in honour of its long-standing test driver Valentino Balboni who retired in 2009.

Click here to see our road test of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder.

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