The Lamborghini Gallardo sports car is Lamborghini’s most produced car up to date. Its production still exceeds that of Lamborghini’s latest model, the Lamborghini Aventador. Named after a popular fighting bull, the Gallardo has remained Lamborghini’s flagship. The car is available in 2-door coupe and 2-door spyder body styles, all four-wheel drives. Either can be found with a 5.0 Liter V10 or 5.2 Liter V10 engines.
They are also available with either 6-speed manual or 6-speed E-Gear automated manual transmission systems. With a wheelbase of 100.8 inches, the cars measure between 170-172.7 inches and 74.8 inches in length and width respectively. While the coupe stands at 45.9 inches, the spyder is at 46.6 inches in height. The coupe weighs between 1,430 kg and 1,520 kg. As for the spyder, the weight is between 1,485 kg and 1,570 kg.
The first generation of Lamborghini Gallardo cars also includes the Gallardo Superleggra, which was introduced in 2007 during the Geneva Auto Show. This is light than the original Gallardo by some 100 kg, made possible by the use of carbon fiber on such parts as rear diffuser, under tray, interior door panels, engine cover and the central tunnel. The Superleggra also has upgraded engine power, made possible through improved air intake. However, only 172 units were produced with production of the model ceasing in 2008.
The second generation of Lamborghini Gallardo cars begun in 2007 with the first introduced during the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. Named Gallardo LP 560-4, the coupe is a great improvement of its predecessor. It is powered by a 5.2 Liter V10 engine with capacity to produce 552 horsepower at 8,000 rpm. The car’s spyder version was introduced in 2008 at the LA Auto Show to replace the previous Lamborghini Gallardo spyder. The new spyder is the convertible model of the Gallardo LP 560-4 coupe.
2010 saw Lamborghini introduce a more powerful car into the market. Named Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggra, the car is an improvement of the previous Gallardo LP 560-4. It weighs at 1,340 kg due to the fact that carbon fiber was extensively used in making its panels.