2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 and 2009 Ferrari F430 Spider - Express Delivery

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4

Price (base/as tested): $202,100/$254,765

Powertrain
Engine: DOHC 40-valve V-10
Displacement: 5.2 liters (318 cu in)
Horsepower: 552 hp @ 8000 rpm
Torque: 398 lb-ft @ 6500 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automated manual
Drive: 4-wheel

Chassis
Steering: Power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Suspension, front: Control arms, coil springs
Suspension, rear: Control arms, coil springs
Brakes: Vented carbon-ceramic discs, ABS
Tires: Pirelli PZero Corsa
Tire size (f, r): 235/35YR-19, 295/30YR-19

Measurements
L x W x H: 171.1 x 74.8 x 45.9 in
Wheelbase: 100.8 in
Track f/r: 64.3/62.9 in
Weight: 3520 lb (est.)
0-62 mph: 3.7 sec (per manufacturer)
Top speed: 202 mph (per manufacturer)
EPA fuel mileage: 14/20 mpg

Ferrari F430 Spider

Price (base/as tested): $233,797/$242,237

Powertrain
Engine: DOHC 32-valve V-8
Displacement: 4.3 liters (263 cu in)
Horsepower: 483 hp @ 8500 rpm
Torque: 343 lb-ft @ 5250 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automated manual
Drive: Rear-wheel

Chassis
Steering: Power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Suspension, front: Control arms, coil springs
Suspension, rear: Control arms, coil springs
Brakes: Vented carbon-ceramic discs, ABS
Tires: Pirelli PZero Rosso
Tire size (f, r): 225/35YR-19, 285/35YR-19

Measurements
L x W x H: 177.6 x 75.7 x 48.6 in
Wheelbase: 102.4 in
Track f/r: 65.7/63.6 in
Weight: 3351 lb (per manufacturer)
0-62 mph: 4.1 sec (per manufacturer)
Top speed: 193 mph (per manufacturer)
EPA fuel mileage: 11/16 mpg

Pros and Cons:

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
+ Backup camera
+ Liftable front suspension
+ Radar-range heated seats
- Teensy trunk
- Driveline binds at full lock
- Difficult-to-modulate, grabby brakes

Ferrari F430 Spider
+ Huge trunk
+ Supple ride quality
+ Engine note from the gods
- Transmission doesn't like slow moving
- Climate control, navigation, and infotainment not nearly as well integrated as LP560-4's
-No backup camera or liftable suspension

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