Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
The 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 was a 10-cylinder supercar developed under the guidance of new owner Audi, as part of the Volkswagen group. It afforded the sports car manufacturer from Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, needed capital investment and design input to take its products to the next level.
The 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 is the latest evolution of the Gallardo. It was considered a tremendous improvement in all mechanical and cosmetic aspects. It was designed to slot in to the Lambo lineup as a sibling of the 12-cylinder Murciélago.
Everything about this car’s design screams to be driven quickly. In fact the acoustics are such that exterior noise is really only noticed when the 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 starts to exceed triple digits on the speedometer.
The Gallardo Superleggera serves as the inspiration for the 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4. But it is its own vehicle. It has a new rear fascia, a front fascia inspired by the Reventon, and other distinctive features like its headlights and tail lamps that are sculpted in a Y-pattern.
The front headlamps have also seen their size reduced. It was felt their previous scope overwhelmed the design of the front end and the reduction better complemented the front fascia.
Another new design element of the 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 is the removal of all but a single “gill” from the exterior of the sides and rear decklid. Previously the Gallardo had been populated with dozens of them.
For 2009, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 has more attention paid to its interior fit and finish. The various control switches have also been enhanced for a better tactile feel. One common critique of the 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4, though, is its overall lack of interior space.
With 552 horsepower, an increase to 5.2 liters, and endless performance upgrades, the LP 560-4 borrows heavily from the limited edition Gallardo Superleggera. Lambo says the Gallardo LP560-4 can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. Quoted top speed is 202 mph.
Source: RM Auctions