Geneva '08 Preview: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550 to debut with new face, more power

The current Gallardo (above) will get a new look in Geneva

Inside Line reports that Lamborghini will unveil an updated Gallardo at Geneva, and that, like its big, bad MFer of a brother, the Murcielago LP640, the "baby" Lambo will get an addition to its proper name. The Gallardo LP550, as it's expected to be called, will now deliver 550 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque from its 5.2L ten-cylinder (up from 5.0L). Fully restyled front and rear fascias will reportedly adorn Sant'Agata's latest monument to hauling ass, too. Under that new skin sits a stiffer architecture, a lighter all-wheel-drive system, and updated versions of the car's manual and sequential gearboxes. Naturally, all this will come at a price, so look for the Gallardo's $180,000 sticker to rise accordingly. We don't foresee Lambo shoppers letting that stop them from pulling out the 'ol checkbook, and we'll be on hand in Geneva to see the newest bull enter the ring. Thanks for the tip, Mike!

[Source: Inside Line]

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