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Lamborghini Gallardo

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Lamborghini Gallardo

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Engine Engine power Fuel consumption Fuel type 0-100 (0-60) Top speed
5.0i V10 40V 492 hp 19.5 l/100km Petrol 4.2 s 309 km/h


Body type Coupe
Number of doors 2
Number of seats 2
Engine position Middle
Driven wheels All
Length 4 300 mm
Width 1 900 mm
Height 1 165 mm
Wheelbase 2 560 mm
Ground clearance ?
Weight (normal) 1 520 kg
Weight (max) 1 800 kg
Boot space (min) 110 l
Boot space (max) 110 l
Fuel capacity 90 l

 

   The Lamborghini Gallardo is produced since 2003.

   This car comes with 5.0-litre V10 engine, developing nearly 500 horsepower and will get you from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds. Such an astonishing engine power gives it a rapid acceleration at any speed. Six-speed manual gearbox is standard, however there is a choice of a paddle-shift 'box.

   The Lamborghini Gallardo is not only a straightline dragster, it also corners well. It's mid-engine arrangement gives it a good balance and weight distribution between axles. This car has plenty of grip and keeps the road well, because of standard four-wheel drive. The Gallardo is surprisingly comfortable on long trips.

   This car is more much more refined comparing with other supercars. Some road noise is present, but it's not tiring even at high speed. Lamborghini's engine produces sweet roar, but only if you push it hard.

   There was a significant demand on Gallardo despite its high price and running costs. Only few can afford to pay it's price, but if you have one, it's fuel bills and servicing costs shouldn't be an issue. Gallardo's residual value is rock solid comparing with other supercars. Another good thing about this car is that it is rather simple and some of mechanics are already proven. Unfortunately it's servicing intervals are short.

   Inside the cabin everything is extremely well made from the best materials and fabrics, not like in older Lamborghinis. Gallardo is made in cooperation with Audi and you can find a clear Audi's influence here. In fact the centre console was borrowed form the Audi A3.

   Behind the wheel it is easy to find a comfortable driving position, due to the driver's seat and steering wheel movement. The rear visibility is cramped because of the mid-engined layout though.

   A supercar is not the best choice if you want something practical, however inside Gallardo there is plenty of space for the driver and passenger. However the boot is very small because of the mid-engined layout.

   On the safety list there are twin front and side airbags, electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes on every Gallardo as standard. There is also standard central locking, but you must pay more for extra goodies.

   For the price of a house, you should expect a generous list of equipment provided as standard and you won't be disappointed. Climate control, leather seats and a CD player come as standard in Gallardo. But extra cash will give you much more goodies.

 

   Advantages: Stunning looks and acceleration. This supercar is very driveable and easy to live with comparing with it's rivals.

   Disadvantages: Limited visibility makes it awkward to park and reverse.

   Verdict: One of the best in 500 hp class.

   Also consider: Aston Martin DB9, Ferrari 430.
 

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