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Unless you've kept running tabs on a white board or you have a mind like Rain Man, we'll bet you don't know how many different versions and special editions of the Lamborghini Gallardo are on offer or have been offered. There have been Bicolores and Tricolores, dictionary strainers like the Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale and Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante, and plain-old rear-wheel-drive coupes and convertibles to name very few of them, with a mix-and-match approach to how many axles are driven, how much horsepower is available and whether the top comes down.

Lamborghini America COO Michael Lock has told Car and Driver that the end is nigh for all that jelly bean variety. When the Gallardo's replacement comes next year – tipped to be called the Cabrera as yet unnamed and launched in all-wheel-drive form with 600 horsepower and no manual transmission option – the line will be rationalized to help customers and the bottom line by putting more space between variants. Lock didn't say exactly how that would transpire, but C/D guesses this means the end of all-wheel-drive convertibles and a convertible Superleggera.


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      joejoe509
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yeah... the Gallardo had almost as many special models as the Mustang and the Veyron have. Don't get rid of anything important but a slimmer model line is probably a good thing. Soooo ready for the next Gallardo. My love affair with the Aventador didn't last very long. I soon realized that the Gallardo is still my favorite Lambo. Does this mean a new Audi R8 is also in the works?
      Evan Hayden
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man, this car has aged gracefully!
      sstowes
      • 2 Years Ago
      "but C/D guesses this means the end of all-wheel-drive convertibles and a convertible Superleggera. " The former makes sense, but I'm not sure about the latter. I never really understood the convertible Superleggera. Lamborghini drops all this weight just to add it back in with the top and added structural bracing? If you're really that hardcore about driving it on a track, you'd almost prefer the rigidity of the coupe. And I'm not just talking about Lamborghini; I mean all marquees. Does it make sense? On the other hand, a convertible and all-wheel drive can co-exist (see R8 Spyder). All-weather performance when the traction is needed has no bearing on top-down enjoyability when it's time to bring the top down. That said, AWD adds weight. Convertible tops add weight. Put the two together and you get a double whammy. Still, I'd take an AWD Spyder over a harder-edged Spyder. I don't think the problem lies with convertible Superleggeras and convertible AWD models though. I think there are just far too many variants and mix-and-matches of the Gallardo. A special edition or special version should be just that..."special". Lamborghini cranks these out like they're trim packages.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      JustinBerkowitz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thanks for the link, guys! By the way, the "Cabrera" name was picked for fun by a poster on the FerrariChat forums, a person who had no connection to Lamborghini and didn't claim to. Just a joke that has become apparently credible rumor. http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?p=140366656#post140366656
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hey look! They painted it Subaru Rally Blue! Need gold wheels and stars on the doors. Wouldn't you just #### if someone showed up to the 100 Acre Wood with an awd Gallardo?
      PatrickH
      • 2 Years Ago
      No manual transmission offer? That's complete crap. Thanks a lot VAG :(
      SteveM
      • 2 Years Ago
      LORDY That's a hot looking car. In my financial strata I reach or aspire to a Mustang or Camaro Convertible. This is so far outside my personal reality that all I can do is dream and move on to the next article. Nicely done though! If I win the Lottery :-)
      RGT881
      • 2 Years Ago
      Gallardo has been around since 2003 I think? Hasn't really changed that much. I do have to say that saying, "I own a Lamborghini" rather than a Ferrari is that much cooler.
      Jonathan Ippolito
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can we now also get a RWD Lamborghini Aventadore ?
      Azeem
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would be so happy if they killed off the convertibles YES PLEASE!
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