Gallardo / Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
The Gallardo was designed as a competitor
to the Ferrari 360, and now competes with its replacement,
the Ferrari F430. The Gallardo has a rear-biased all-wheel
drive system which differentiates it from its rear-wheel
drive competitors. Lamborghini's parent company Audi
is renowned for its quattro 4WD system, however Lamborghini
uses a system of its own. Unlike the Countach, Diablo,
and Murciélago models, the Gallardo does not
have scissor doors.
The production spyder model of the
Gallardo was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show
in January 2006.
This is the ultimate sporting car.
The V10 engine now develops 520 hp (382 kW) at 8,000
rpm. Performance numbers are 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds.
The six-speed gearbox now has lower ratios which create
a more dynamic performance along with the more direct
steering and recalibrated suspension.