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Lamborghini Gallardo

"It’s difficult not to be fascinated by the sheer presence and the daring proportions of this radically angular sports car, but it is downright impossible not to be thrilled by the Gallardo’s aural charm” - Automobile Magazine

Consider the Gallardo – a car whose essence is personified by its audaciously chiseled shape; whose identity is embodied within a visually arresting form accentuated by bold hues of seemingly liquid luminescence; whose tailored interior envelops you in a middle-earth between intoxicating supercar fantasy and sober everyday realism; whose engine trumpets a glorious V-10 fanfare for the symphony of speed. Prepare to fundamentally change your perception of an exotic car. Prepare to have your senses besieged by a tsunami of stimulation.

Founded in 1963, Lamborghini has produced some of the world’s most spectacular and “exotic” automobiles – the breathtaking Miura, the outrageous Countach, the sinister Diablo and the extraordinary Murciélago. The latest creation from Sant'Agata is the Gallardo.  Introduced in 2003 and named after an 18th century breed of Spanish fighting bull famous for its strength and beauty, the Gallardo is an astonishing supercar – a hand-crafted, mid-engine ballistic missile swathed in stunningly shaped aluminum. It is also an exceedingly well-built machine that is brimming with technology as a result of Audi’s purchase of Lamborghini in 1998. Features such as an advanced lightweight aluminum space frame, permanent all-wheel-drive and a full compliment of electronic stability and traction controls make the exhilarating Gallardo as carefree to drive as it is dazzling to behold.

While it may look like rolling architecture born from a convulsion of creative genius, the Gallardo’s heart and soul is its magnificent Audi-derived V-10 engine. This Tuscan—Teutonic mill cranks out prodigious power and wagon-loads of pavement-wrinkling torque. And while the 40-valve leviathan is content to lazily trundle around town in docile obedience, plant your right foot and the aluminum V-10 instantly turns ferocious catapulting the Gallardo forward with face-distorting thrust; all to the accompaniment of a resonant exhaust note of pure acoustic indulgence.

The Gallardo is a unique exotic car – thrilling, beautiful, faultless and functional. It is a ride called perfection whose beguiling persona and relentless allure will continually mesmerize you.

MSRP: $186,000 – 209,000
Type: V-10
Displacement: 5.0L
Power: 512 hp
Torque: 376 lb-ft
Redline: 8,200 rpm
Drivetrain, Chassis & Body
Transmission: Automated Manual
Paddle Shift: Yes
Clutch Pedal: No
Layout: Mid-Engine
Drive Type: All-Wheel Drive
Curb Weight: 3,550 lbs
Construction: Aluminum
Seats: 2
0-60 mph: 3.8 sec
¼ Mile: 12.1sec @ 117 mph
Top Speed: 195 mph
Braking (60-0): 108 ft
Power Ratio: 6.9 lbs/hp