2011 Lamborghini Gallardo

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If only my high school guidance counselor could see me now. I'm roaring down the front straight at the Monteblanco Circuito at a cool 160 mph in the new Lamborghini Superleggera LP 570-4, and part of me was wishing I had his phone number.
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The Lamborghini Superleggera, Italian for "super light," debuted at the 2010 Geneva auto show; but on this day we find ourselves in pit lane at this race track near sunny Seville, Spain to give this raging bull a buck.
Deemed "The Pacemaker" by those at Lamborghini, the LP 570-4 was designed with motorsports on the mind. It carries 154 fewer pounds than the standard Gallardo. To shed the weight, Lamborghini instilled a classic motorsport ingredient: carbon fiber-and lots of it. Interior door panels, center console and tunnel, exterior engine bay cover, rear spoiler, rear lower splitter, side skirts, and side-view mirrors are all made from the stuff. The remaining weight loss came by replacing the window glass with polycarbonate, and adding nineteen-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. The output of the direct-injected, 5.2-liter V-10 increases by 10 horsepower to 570 hp thanks to chip tuning. Together, this potent mixture of more power and less weight gives the Superleggera LP 570-4 a power-to-weight ratio of 5.18 pounds per hp, which is best in class, and enough to change the English translation Superleggera from "super light" to "super fun."
Upon entering the cabin, you're greeted with a sporty, yet elegant interior, and sport seats that grab your bum like a venus fly trap. Rearward visibility is really good considering the wedge-shaped doorstopper shape. Upon start up, the engine vibration travels up your spine and you can almost feel each cylinder fire independently; a blip of the throttle unleashes hell. The Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel provides great grip, which is important when you can accelerate from 0 to 124 mph in just 10.2 seconds.
On the road course, the Superleggera is able to flex its muscle and let all 570 hp run free. It's remarkably balanced for a mid-engine, all-wheel-drive car, showing only a minor hint of understeer. Turn-in is razor sharp and the steering is perfectly weighted and provides tremendous feedback. While the car can be coaxed into a four-wheel drift coming out of a tight corner, oversteer is kept in check on high-speed corners by the improved down force. The ESP's Corsa mode allows the car to get a little sideways before stability control kicks in. The carbon-fiber ceramic brakes never break a sweat, and the Pirelli P Zero Corsa ultra-high performance tires provide confident grip without shedding too much rubber.
Unfortunately, the paddle shifters are fixed to the steering column where they are mounted too high, making it difficult to shift mid corner. It was funny to see other drivers flashing their bright lights and washing the windshield when trying to find the next gear. Every up-shift feels like a firm smack on the back, as if to say, "Giddy up! Drive faster!" It's a constant reminder that no matter how hard you're driving the Superleggera LP 570-4, it has more to give.
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Duck your head, limbo in, probe the footwell for legroom, lower yourself carefully into the Sparco tub, stretch out, breathe out, and relax if you can. No, the Gallardo cockpit is not made for tall fatsos whose Gold's Gym membership expired in 1972. Which is a shame, because the Superleggera epitomizes luxury in a modern, laidback fashion - super, yes; leggera, less so. Almost the entire passenger cell is lined with black Alcantara, which looks and feels like suede. To reduce weight, the door panels, the transmission tunnel cover, and the seat buckets are made of shiny carbon fiber. Other nice touches include bespoke instrument faces, body-color accents like contrasting stitching and piping, aluminum pedals, and a meaty steering wheel with an ever-so-slightly squared-off bottom.
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Painted orange metallic, our fully loaded test car was charmingly over the top, what with orange weaving in the seat faces and orange brake calipers. To shed the 154 pounds required to bring the power-to-weight ratio down to 5.2 lb/hp, the engineers switched the rear side windows and backlight to distortion-prone polycarbonate. The high-gloss engine compartment cover, rear diffuser, front splitter, full-length undertray, and the extra-wide rocker panels are baked from carbon fiber. Not exactly essential - but nonetheless available at extra cost - are such attention grabbers as the LED engine bay, cabin and puddle lighting packs, and the stacked, nonadjustable, Countach-style tail spoiler. All in all, the more radical material mix helps to push down the curb weight to 2955 pounds, which isn't bad at all for a fully loaded, V-10-engined, four-wheel-drive supercoupe.
The tight-fitting Superleggera makes for an extremely intense driving experience. The one-size-fits-few seats are suction-cup fixtures that a dominatrix would be proud of. The instant throttle response launches you forward like an ejector. The ultra-quick steering feels like a high-voltage handshake. The merciless brakes threaten to inflict reverse whiplash injury. The suspension holds the road like an unsprung magnetic field. Dressed to impress with go-faster stripework and plenty of drag-cutting add-ons, the Superleggera marks the transition from boulevard racer to hardcore supercar that can't wait to be unleashed. This Lamborghini redefines the demarcation line between pain and pleasure, punishment and reward. Its helm dismisses you with chimney-sweeper palms, its exhaust system temporarily impairs your hearing, its chassis is liable to blur your field of vision, and its transmission combs your hair backwards as it changes gear at 8500 rpm sharp. The term cruise missile comes to mind as phenomenal grip and insane traction make the mighty orange wedge stick to its flight path as if inertia, mass, and g-force were totally negligible dynamic commodities.
A bit of chip tuning was all it took to squeeze an additional 10 hp out of the 5.2-liter V-10 Gallardo engine, which now delivers 570 hp at 8000 rpm and an unchanged 398 lb-ft at 6500 rpm. By reprogramming the thrust mode of the e-gear transmission for 5000 take-off revs and an absolute minimum of wheelspin, Lamborghini claims it has shaven a notable 0.3 second off the 0-to-62-mph acceleration time, which is rated at 3.4 seconds. The top speed remains the same at 203 mph. Although Lamborghini still offers the classic manual transmission complete with chrome gate, polished golfball shift knob, and wonderfully positive action, the take rate has dropped to under two percent. How come? Because there are no tangible performance or efficiency benefits (the stick shift car is actually seven percent thirstier), and because the paddle-shift operation makes it a lot easier to cut that torque pie expertly into six even slices.
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The Superleggera is, in fact, quite civilized and can be had with navigation, a high-end stereo, iPhone connectivity, a front-axle lift system, rear-view camera, and an automatic mode for the paddle-shift transmission. The Lambo will happily entertain the street café crowd at a mix of 6500 rpm and 15 mph in first all the way down the main drag. It doesn't balk at extensive stop-and-go frustrations, and it will, at the push of a button, perform one head-turning race start after the other. As soon as the road is clear, it begs for the Corsa program, which lowers the ESP threshold and raises the rev limit. This is arms-forward, head-down, hips-back stuff: every full-throttle upshift sends a brief judder through the aluminum monocoque, kicks butt with a vengeance, makes the nineteen-inch Pirellis leave their initials on the tarmac in first, second, and occasionally even in third gear.
The Lamborghini makes you work hard, sweat early, and fear regularly. For a truly uncompromising driving machine, look no further than at our arancia borrealis tarmac peeler. This car is stiff, edgy, impatient, and aggressive, a corner-greedy pothole-hater that's ready to pick a fight and is always on the prowl. The Superleggera needs to be pushed to shed idiosyncrasies like the lumpy low-speed ride, the grotesque tramlining, and the initially passive handling. But as soon as the wide track, the long wheelbase, and the low center of gravity push open that critical velocity window in a concerted action, Dr. Jekyll becomes Mr. Hyde - and minor inputs yield major effects. This is a beautifully modular car gifted with sensuous steering, sensational speed-induced stability, an almost feline feeling for the complexities of the pavement, and a magic maneuverability that pivots around an interplay of invisible axes as though inspired by an M. C. Escher drawing. True, the Superleggera scribes an embarrassingly extrovert turning circle, and its brittle front axle lacks the compliance Porsche has thankfully rediscovered for the GT3 RS, an obvious competitor to the Superleggera. But the Lambo's brakes are more progressive, torque feed is much more seamless, and being really quick doesn't automatically require grand gestures and superhuman saves.
In terms of overall competence, the newest Lamborghini scores a solid ten. In terms of value for money, however, you may be better off with a no-frills Gallardo LP560-4 coupe. Quite a bit better, in fact, since the Superleggera will command a $32,600 premium over the $205,000 LP560-4 when it goes on sale here in June.
2011 Lamborghini  Gallardo
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo
The Lamborghini Gallardo isn't the fastest model in the company's lineup, but it is certainly one of the most visually appealing. And one of the most interesting in that while it's styling is undeniably Italian, the basic mechanicals are from the Audi R8. This has come as a result of VW's ownership of both companies. There are some Audi sourced parts to be found inside the car as well. This gives it the enviable position of being a supercar of Italian styling fused with German engineering.

The Gallardo makes the most of its R8 drive train, delivering 552 horsepower from its' mid mounted, 5.2 liter V-10 to all four of its wheels. With this kind of power, the Gallardo offers an amazing level of performance in its stock trim. However, for even more performance, Lamborghini offers a special edition called the Valentino Balboni edition. This model ups the ante by routing all of its power through the real wheels alone, bringing it even one step closer to a full blown race car and giving it the ability to kick the rear end around as needed, or wanted.
2012 Lamborghini LP 550 2 Spyder Passenger Rear
Lamborghini is doing everything it can to make sure the Gallardo, the brand’s best-selling car, doesn’t go stale. Enter the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder, which debuts not long after the LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale’s reveal at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
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Lamborghini has announced pricing for the 2012 Aventador and Gallardo range. The bad news? You still probably can’t afford them.
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570 4 Spyder Performante Front Three Quarters
Mismatched races are always fun. Whether its car versus car or car versus motorcycle, they’re all entertaining to watch. Perhaps the most interesting matchup though is car versus plane. That’s what the folks over at Evo recently did. They put a Lamborghini Gallardo LP-570-4 Spyder Performante up against an Extra EA-300LP stunt plane. The race? One lap around the Bedford Autodrome in England.
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Because outdoing the Aventador -- Lamborghini’s latest poster car for absolute excess -- wouldn’t make a whole lot of sense for the brand, Reuters reports that the Italian automaker is instead considering an everyday model to add to its lineup. Just what Lamborghini means by “everyday,” though, is a bit unclear at this point. Seeing as the current cost of entry for a Lambo is roughly 180,000 Euros [$250,000 USD] for the Gallardo, adding a model beneath that could help the brand expand its customer base -- important, as it expects its global sales to rise within the next three years.
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2011 Lamborghini Gallardo Specifications

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5.2L V10Engine
Fuel economy City:
13 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
20 MPG
550 hp @ 8000rpm
398 ft lb of torque @ 6500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Unlimited miles / 36 months
Unlimited miles / 36 months
Unlimited miles / 36 months
Unlimited miles / 36 months
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