Lamborghini Gallardo Reviews
The presentation of supercar Gallardo (type L140) was held at the Geneva auto show in March, 2003. The name “Gallardo” refers to the corrida that is traditionally for Lamborghini which logo is a gold bull on a black background. This word means “courageous and brave” in Spanish. Also it is the popular strain of fighting bulls bred in the eighteenth century. Today it is the most mass model of Lamborghini - more than 3000 cars had been produced for 2 years (for example for 11 years of Lamborghini production was 2903 Diablo cars). Its “mass” of this model is according to its low price.
The car was designed jointly by engineers of Audi (designing the all-aluminum body and the engine) and Lamborghini (designing of chassis and tuning of independent suspension by parallelogram). The car body is manufactured at two plants - Audi AluCenter and Krupp Drauz in Germany then it is shipped to Italy for the final assembly. The design is similar to the design of Murcielago because these cars looks were created by Luc Donkervolk. After the models Countach, Diablo and Murcielago equipped with vertically opening doors, Lamborghini decided to return to traditional doors that opened horizontally. Gallardo also has a wide field of view behind in comparing to its predecessors. The driver is helped to drive a car by many electronic systems that also increase the agility of Gallardo.
This car is equipped with the engine V10 located in the base ahead of the back axle. The power-generated set has a working volume of 5 liters. It is able to increase its output to 500 PS which is brought to the chassis by 6-speed manual or six-speed semiautomatic gearbox. Pltch angle of cylinders was augmented from 72 to 90 thus allowed to reduce the height of the motor and lower the center of gravity. This is extremely useful with speeding up to 100 km/h for 4.4 seconds and the maximal speed is 310 km/h
The equipment of the car consists of 19-inch alloy wheel disks, the back spoiler is electronically controlled, hand-made design of leather, separate climate control and more other features.
In 2005 Lamborghini presented the new model Gallardo SE (Special Edition). 250 cars of this modification were sold. All cars are two-color but bumpers, an outline engine cover, a roof and door driving mirrors are always black. Other body parts may be yellow, green, orange or grey. Gallardo SE differs from the base of four-wheel drive model by the modern security systems and the rear-view camera that is required when parking. The transparent engine cover opens the modernized base engine that increases the car speed from 310 to 315 km/h and speeds up the car for 4.2 seconds from 0 to 100km/h.
Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder was presented at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2005. It is distinguished by a new design and a unique system of folding fabric roof under the engine bay. The folding mechanism is simple and controlled by two buttons on the front dash. The design was created in the Lamborghini Centro Style. The engine bay is decorated with a narrow slotted of exhausting air. The rear window is the aerodynamical screen that equipped with electric and rises automatically but it can be lowered by pressing a button. The car body structure was seriously redesigned in particular the sills and windscreen were strengthened. The engine of Spyder is augmented to 520 PS that allows to speed up the car to the same 315 km/h as the Gallardo SE engine, but the roof should be raised otherwise the speed will be less down from 7 km/h. Gallardo Spyder speeds up to 100 km/h 4.3 seconds.View PhotosView Videos
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