Apr 4, 2008

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4

The Lamborghini Gallardo is a sports car built by popular car maker Lamborghini. The car is named after a famous breed of fighting bull. The Spanish word 'gallardo' means 'gallant' in English. The Gallardo is Lamborghini's most-produced model to date, with 5,000 built in the first three years of production.

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 was revealed at this year's Geneva Auto Show. It is powered by a new 5.2L V10 with FSI direct injection, making 552hp and 398lb-ft of torque. The engine is heavily based on the new Audi RS6 V10.

The powerful heart of the Gallardo LP560-4 is the new 5.2 litre V10 engine with an output of 560 PS (412 kW) at 8000 rpm. The increase of 40 PS compared with that of the previous Gallardo, and the approximate 20 kilogram reduction in weight, improves the power weight ratio to 2.5 kilograms per PS (hp) and thus enhances performance. The LP560-4 accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, its speed at 11.8 seconds is 200 km/h and its top speed lies at 325 km/h.

The 4 at the end of the name refers to the Gallardo's permanent all-wheel-drive system. Pricing of the Gallardo LP560-4 will start at around US$222,000.


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