• Jun 25, 2010
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Italophiles, take note: Lamborghini has announced it's built the 10,000th Gallardo. Naturally, the supercar manufacturer is pleased with this performance, pointing out that the now ubiquitous Gallardo is officially the most successful model Lamborghini has ever created. Says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.:
The Lamborghini brand is extreme, uncompromising and Italian, and the Lamborghini Gallardo has played an exemplary role in defining and delivering our brand reputation into our worldwide markets. Today Lamborghini is represented in 45 countries by over 120 dealers, with the strength and presence of the Gallardo product playing a significant role in the growth and recognition of our brand.
We feel obligated to point out that such success in the marketplace is something of a double-edged sword for Lamborghini. One reason exotic machines from manufacturers like Lamborghini have been so revered in the past is due to their rarity and exclusivity. One the flip side, small-scale automakers simply cannot continue to compete on a global scale without runaway success stories like the Gallardo.

That said, feel free to click on past the break as Lamborghini recounts the history of its Gallardo and to find out where lucky number 10,000 is headed.



[Source: Lamborghini]
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Automobili Lamborghini celebrates production record with ten thousand Gallardo models

Automobili Lamborghini has achieved a new production record in 2010, with Gallardo number 10,000 rolling off the production line at Lamborghini's factory in Sant'Agata Bolognese.

The V10 Lamborghini Gallardo, with its permanent four-wheel drive, has become the most successful Lamborghini model of all time. Starting with the original Gallardo Coupé launched in 2003, the model range was extended with Spyder and Superleggera models as well as special editions such as the Gallardo SE and Nera.

The current Gallardo LP 560-4 Coupé was launched in 2007 with increased power denoted by its '560' badge, and permanent four-wheel drive signified by the '4'. The same enhanced performance and technical modifications characterize the LP 560-4 Spyder, which was announced in 2008.

The limited edition two-wheel drive LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni was revealed in 2009 and at the most recent worldwide premiere at Geneva Auto Salon this year Lamborghini presented the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera: a lightweight version of the already lean Gallardo LP 560-4, with a top speed of 325 km/h and acceleration from 0-100 km/h of 3.4 seconds.

All clients are able to take advantage of the Ad Personam programme, which allows owners to customise further their Lamborghini car to create a unique super sports car.

"Production of car number 10,000 is a very important milestone for Lamborghini," said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. "The Lamborghini brand is extreme, uncompromising and Italian, and the Lamborghini Gallardo has played an exemplary role in defining and delivering our brand reputation into our worldwide markets. Today Lamborghini is represented in 45 countries by over 120 dealers, with the strength and presence of the Gallardo product playing a significant role in the growth and recognition of our brand."

The Lamborghini Gallardo has won numerous international awards for its dynamic performance, design and brand integrity, from media, international automotive groups and design councils. The Lamborghini Gallardo has been famously featured in music videos and films, and its client list features numerous celebrities, sports stars and VIPs.

A couple of Gallardo have been donated to the Italian state police, and a race version of the Gallardo LP 560-4 features in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo: the one-make race series running in Europe, launched by Automobili Lamborghini in 2009.

The achieved record with the Gallardo number 10,000, in yellow "Midas" and destined for China, will be celebrated also during the 'Lamborghini Day' in Shanghai, 25th June, before being delivered to its owner. In the first event of its kind in China, Lamborghini will showcase eight cars from its super sports car range.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Italian rice. Yeah...i said it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Time for a freakin update. The murcielago has looked the same since 2001 and the gallardo has looked the same since 2003. Im more tired of the gallardo even though the murcielago has been out longer. No more stupid special editions. New cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why does Stephan Winkelmann always wear funny pants?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good for them, the success means many more of years of pure Italian exotics, can't wait to the see the new Murcie and whatever else is in the pipeline!

      • 4 Years Ago
      2 things:
      1) if they made 10k gallardos, there are prob more of that model than all previous lambos combined
      2) gotta love those 'german' production lines
        • 4 Years Ago
        IIRC, the Gallardo reached the milestone of outselling all other Lamborghinis *combined* years ago.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Lamborghini lost their way a long time ago. The Countach was the car Darth Vader would drive. That's why as a boy in the '70s, we idolized Lamborghini. If you managed to catch a glimpse of a Countach, you ran home to tell your parents and friends. Every major city had at least one. It was completely impractical and brutally idiosyncratic but it made for an awesome poster in your bedroom. Today they no longer make Lord Vader's vehicle. It's not even Italian owned anymore. What made them quirky and outrageous is long gone. They now just make German transportation units with a really sporty flair. Lots of them.

      It's only a matter of time before the first Lamborghini four-door crossover. With child safety locks.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yep, the Countach was hot when I was in high school. However, I always thought it looked like a joke next to a Muira. Fast forward to today and I still think the Muira is Lambo's best work, but I actually prefer the Countach to either the Diablo, Murcielago, or the Gallardo.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Such a good looking car, would take this over a F430
      • 4 Years Ago
      With 10k of these around they certainly are less potent "male enhancers" than Lambos once were.

      I mean, having the second or - even - third Gallardo in the park at a bar outside of Monaco or LA will certainly dim ones chances for success with the ladies.

      Better to drive a blower Bentley...or an STi!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Mis-titled, it should have been, "Volkswagen builds 10,000th Gallardo".
        • 4 Years Ago
        And then FIAT will announce they built the 5000th F430 or what? And btw, 10 000 is still pretty rare, and doesn't make the car any less desirable, at least in my eyes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      10000 Gallardos in the whole world is still pretty exclusive if you ask me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can't see anything as a Lambo unless the doors open like the Mercealago. Now thats a Lambo.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great...the more they make the more depreciation on the older ones!
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