The sun has set on the Lamborghini Gallardo as the last model has rolled off the assembly line in Italy.

The sun has set on the Lamborghini Gallardo as the last model has rolled off the assembly line in Italy.

The last car, a Rosso Mars Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, received a fond farewell and will soon be in the hands of a private collector.

Over the course of ten years, Lamborghini built 14,022 Gallardos which makes it the company's most successful model to date. As Lamborghini points out, the company averaged 250 annual sales before the Gallardo but that number has increased to around 2,000 annually. Furthermore, the Gallardo represents nearly half of all Lamborghinis built since the company was founded in 1963.

Lamborghini didn't have much to say about the Gallardo's successor but it is expected to be called the Cabrera. The model will be introduced soon and could have a naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine that develops approximately 600 bhp (447 kW)

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