As ever, the heart of the Gallardo is its breathtaking 5.2-litre, V10 engine. Here it has been retuned and optimised for rear-wheel drive, delivering a unique balance of high revving power and flexible torque, plus an incredible exhaust note that is best appreciated with the roof open.
With the benefit of systematic and uncompromising lightweight design, the 550hp Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder is capable of reaching 100km/h in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 319km/h. Importantly, the Spyder’s soft top is designed for unlimited top speed enjoyment whether open or closed.
A fitting partner for the V10 engine, Lamborghini’s newly improved e-Gear automated transmission is now lighter and 40 percent quicker than before in corsa mode. The robotised six-speed box allows instant, smooth changes, controlled from steering wheel-mounted paddles.