• Dec 27th 2009 at 3:29PM
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According to the Lamborghini lovers at the Teamspeed Forums, there's a new, even higher-performance version of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 on the way to the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. No surprise, really, as the Gallardo's successor isn't expected until 2012 or so, and Lambo is always working on improving the breed.

We're told to expect a 10-horsepower bump up to 570 ponies, which will then be distributed to all four wheels (making this the LP570-4, naturally). A stripped-down interior (a la the Gallardo Superlegerra), an updated aero package including a new front spoiler and a large carbon fiber rear wing, a reworked front suspension arrangement, and carbon ceramic brakes may also be in the works.

Looking past the possible LP570-4, an LP590-2 swan song for the current Gallardo range could be in the offing for 2011. Assuming it'd follow in the footsteps of the the Gallardo L550-2 Valentino Balboni, that the theoretical LP590-2 would eschew all-wheel drive and go old-school, sending all 590 horsepower to the rear wheels.

If these rumors prove accurate, dealers and VIP customers ought to get a sneak peek of the Gallardo LP570-4 in January, prior to the car's official debut in Geneva. Sales are apparently pegged for May of 2010. Thanks for the tip, DJ!

[Source: Teamspeed.com]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      This could really become the successor to the popular Gallardo Superleggera, want to see some renderings of the Gallardo LP570-4 Super Veloce ? Take a look at http://www.lambocars.com/new/gallardo_lp570_4_super_veloce.html
      • 5 Years Ago
      i actually really like the lamborghini nomenclature. gives you the horsepower, foregoes cryptic volume naming, etc.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the current Lambos - they look fantastic with performance to match...

      Now, if they could only do something about these increasingly complex names...
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Some Guy:

        Your examples weren't fully formed - those 2 vehicles both follow the Lambo style of naming

        Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès
        Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang
        Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir


        Nissan GT-R Spec-V
        Nissan GT-R Spec-M
        • 5 Years Ago
        (car type) LP(horsepower)-(number of powered wheels) (name of special edition)

        pretty simple really. Only two special edition names, Balboni for obvious reasons, and SV for stripped out cars with aero packages.

        The superleggera is an outlier though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Because the Veyron is an O.G., it isn't based on anything else. Would it make sense to give a car a completely new name if it's based off of another one like the Gallardo? I agree some car names are unneccessary but the way Lamborghini names them I think is legit
      • 5 Years Ago
      God, that's a good looking machine...
        • 5 Years Ago
        with a horrible name. Too many meaningless letters.
        • 5 Years Ago
        as with all the rest of them!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh, I want one, any of them.
      • 5 Years Ago
      someone answer me this: why do real people buy these cars? is it truly just status and wealth? i know there is a contingent of supercar drivers who really do take their beasts to the track, and really use them for what they're made for, but im also aware that many of these cars never see a real corner in their life... sad
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Zamafir: You know someone who rallies a Lambo? Pix please, because I don't believe you.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Why should anyone answer you? you've already answered yourself. Who the hell cares. if you have the cash, buy one and track one. If you like the look, park it in your living room, others have - it's their purgative because they purchased the car.

        I only know a few people with gallardos and all of them track and rally them, I understand this is not representative of the entire ownership experience but who cares? Do you lob a hissy fit every time another friend buys a drab toyota?

        People can do with their money what they want to do with their money.
        • 5 Years Ago
        so what's your problem ? let people buy what they want, it's their choice.
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