Lamborghini has introduced the Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It has a 5.2-liter V10 engine with 550 PS (405 kW / 542 hp).

Lamborghini has introduced the Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder in Los Angeles.

Essentially a droptop version of the LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni, the car eschews all-wheel drive for a rear-wheel drive setup. As part of this change, engineers installed new dampers to ensure the vehicle is "unbelievably agile" with "spontaneous handling."

Power comes from a 5.2-liter V10 engine with 550 PS (405 kW / 542 hp) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the 1,520 kg (3,351 lb) roadster to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 319 km/h (198 mph).

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