The high-powered heart of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 is a new 5.2-litre V10 engine which produces 560PS at 8,000rpm. This is an increase of 40PS compared with the previous model, in a sports car that now weighs 20kg less. The result is a power to weight ratio of 2.5kg per PS and a 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds.
In addition to lighter weight and more power, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 is also increasingly efficient. Its brilliant new fuel injection system not only makes the car more thrilling to drive, it also contributes to a major reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of 18 percent.
There is a choice of transmissions for the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4. Purists can go for the six-speed manual gearbox, with its evocative exposed metal gate and ‘click-clack’ soundtrack as you swap ratios. Alternatively, you can choose the extraordinary e-Gear, an electronically managed automated system with steering wheel-mounted paddles that shift through its six ratios with incredible speed. It also has a choice of three modes for different conditions or driver tastes.