Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
The 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, as difficult as it may seem to believe, was designed from the beginning to be an everyday driver. It was not intended to be a supercar unwieldy to pilot. Granted, with its $202,000 price tag when new, this was not a car consumed by the masses.
The design of the 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 was done by Luc Donckerwolke. Its inspiration was the 1995 Lamborghini Calà prototype by Italdesign Giugiaro. From its debut it was praised as a head turner.
What set it apart from other Lamborghinis was its use of non-traditional front-hinged doors. Lambo typically used its iconic scissor doors for ingress and egress.
The 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 also became well known for its large air intake scoops along the sides as well as crisp edges and voluptuous curves. (Well, as voluptuous as a Lambo would ever be.) A wedge shape was created by moving the passenger compartment far forward.
The standard interior material is leather. It is used on the dash and center console. Alcantara, a suede-like material, is available as an option. It is also used on the headliner of the 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. The Ad Personam program allows customers to choose any interior color and trim combination.
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 is powered by the new 5.2-liter V10 engine with an output of 552 horsepower at 8,000 rpm. Thanks to that increased power and a drop of 20 kilograms in weight [44 lbs.] the coupe has a horsepower-to-weight ratio of 5.5 lbs.
The 0-60 time has been recorded at 3.7 seconds. It reaches 125 miles per hour in 11.8 seconds. The top speed comes at the 203-mph mark.
There two transmissions on the Lamborghini Gallardo: a conventional (H-Box) six-speed manual transmission, and an advanced six-speed electro-hydraulically controlled semi-automatic manual. The latter is called “e-gear” by Lamborghini. It allows the driver to make shifts much faster than they could with a manual transmission.