The Lamborghini Gallardo is an Italian high-performance exotic supercar. Joining the all-wheel drive LP560-4 coupe and Spyder (convertible) and rear-wheel drive LP550-2 Valentino Balboni coupe are the all-wheel drive LP570-4 Superleggara and the rear-wheel drive base LP550-2. The full-time all-wheel drive Gallardo LP560-4 is powered by a 552 horsepower direct-injected 5.2-liter V10 controlled by a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional sequential six-speed 'E-gear' transmission. The LP570-4 Superleggara uses the same engine but horsepower is bumped up to 562, and the E-gear transmission is standard. The base LP550-2 and Valentino Balboni have slightly less horsepower at 543, but the deletion of the all-wheel drive system saves almost 300 pounds, and the driveline and suspension are thoroughly tuned and revised for rear-wheel drive dynamics. With a focus on weight loss, the LP570-4 Superleggara features exterior and interior carbon fiber body components, forged alloy wheels and Alcantara sport seats with carbon fiber shells, and exterior modifications, including a remodeled front bumper, are all directed at increasing aerodynamic effects and increasing the supply of cooling air. The LP550-2 Valentino Balboni features unique gray wheels, racing stripe, white leather-trimmed console, and leather-trimmed power seats with a white stripe. A navigation system and rear view parking camera are standard with the LP550-2 Valentino Balboni and available with the other trims. Optional light-weight carbon ceramic brakes offer superior durability and reduce brake fade, where the brakes become less effective due to overheating in extremely demanding conditions such as racing. An available clear glass engine cover allows the owner to display the engine. Other options include Alcantara interior trim and a variety of wheel designs and colors. The Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggara and the LP550-2 are new for 2011.
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|MPG||13 City / 20 Hwy|
|Transmission||6-spd auto-shift man w/OD|
|Power||562 @ 8000 rpm|
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