2014 Lamborghini Gallardo | new car review

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 by
2014 Lamborghini Gallardo
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AEDAED 650,000 - 1,200,000
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 90%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 90%
  • Features
    Editor: 90%
  • Performance
    Editor: 90%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 85%

Review Summary:

This year we say goodbye to the as it is to be replaced with the Huracan. The last model was built on 25th November last year, so with the sun setting on Lambo’s most successful car in terms of production, this maybe your last chance to snap one up.

Pros

Outrageous looks
Brilliant engine

Cons

Cramped cabin
Going out of production

Looks

As you would expect with a car that is being replaced, there is little new for 2014 on the Lamborghini Gallardo. But it is everything that a mad Italian should be; bold, low, brash, ostentatious, and bright. It’s a fabulous looking car.

2014 Lamborghini Gallardo front + side

Feel

As we all know, Lamborghini is  owned by the Audi arm of the Volkswagen Group, so the instant feeling when you sit in a Gallardo is one of relief; you know you won’t break down. The interior is not too dissimilar from its cousin, the Audi R8. It’s predominantly clinical with flashes of typical supercar madness here and there.

2014 Lamborghini Gallardo interior

Engineering

The 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo uses an aluminium space frame chassis design, courtesy of Audi, which makes it structurally safe. Thereafter, everything is bolted on and controlled electronically, such as the rear spoiler. Typical supercar issues remain, however, such as a small cabin space and an inability to traverse road humps without risking thousands of Dirhams worth of damage.

What’s on offer?

Because the Gallardo has now ceased production, there are no guarantees that all the model variations will be available in the UAE. Prices do start at AED 650,000 for an entry level, rear-wheel drive LP550-2 model however. A top spec Spyder Performante will be double that. All models come with the typical 5.2 litre V10 engine which emits 550hp.

2014 Lamborghini Gallardo side + rear

Summing it

Saying that the Gallardo is Lamborghini’s smallest offering is like saying that Manchester City is Manchester’s smallest football team. It is no such thing, just slightly smaller than the Aventador. It is doubtful that many more will be sold as the Huracan is soon to take over, but if you do decide to snap up one of the last ones, I don’t think many people will snigger at you. It’s still a brilliant car.

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