• Feb 23rd 2008 at 2:16PM
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Click image for a gallery of the LP550 spy shots

Last week, Inside Line reported that Lamborghini would use the Geneva Motor Show to unveil a facelifted, juiced-up Gallardo that would take a new name: LP550. Now, Brenda Priddy's spies have caught the updated Lambo covered head-to-toe in black tape. That's OK, though, because the car's updated details remain visible, and you can now get an idea of what's in store for Geneva. In front, the two primary intakes retain their shape, but the front air dam itself is now much deeper and more pronounced, with a pair of new struts hanging down and framing what appears to be a third, central intake below the front bumper. New vents also adorn the leading edges of the front wheel wells. Out back, a new rear fascia incorporates reshaped (thinner) grillework for engine heat dissipation, as well as rehaped openings for the exhausts, which now use double-barreled tips. As Inside Line originally reported, the car's V10 grows to displace 5.2 liters and dishes out 550 horsepower. According to Priddy's shooter, it's also very quiet at idle. Don't worry, though -- the photographer also reports that it makes all the right noises under power. We'll be there when the big reveal happens in Geneva. In the meantime, you can compare the spy pics to shots of the current Gallardo to see the differences.

An Italian mag has published shots of the real thing -- scans are in the spy shot gallery. The revised front and rear ends are there for you to see sans tape. The rear grillework is now a single piece that stretches the width of the car. Overall, it looks good.

[Source: Brenda Priddy & Co.]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      It says AS on the tyre wich means "anteriore sinistra", it indicates where the that particular tyre goes on the car (Front, left side)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sweet ride, looks like they used an F-117 foe design ideas
      • 7 Years Ago
      Did they change the headlights too or what? They look different...
        • 7 Years Ago
        looks like tape to me
      • 7 Years Ago
      so GT3 Reiter on the side - could this be their entry into LeMans this year?
      Could be a play by Lambo, but really I don't think so.
      • 7 Years Ago
      the front tires are different from the back
      • 7 Years Ago
      Anyone else notice the difference in rims?
        • 7 Years Ago
        note my comment above=]
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think the headlights are definitely different. More trapezoidal than the triangular first gen.
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