A new engine, revised permanent four-wheel drive transmission and new suspension, all contribute to improved performance and dynamics.
The Gallardo LP560-4 is the successor of the most successful Lamborghini model of all time. Approximately 7,100 Gallardo models have left the Sant Agata Bolognese production plant since its launch in 2003.
The powerful heart of the Gallardo LP560-4 is the new 5.2 litre V10 engine with an output of 412 kW at 8000 rpm. The increase in power compared with that of the previous Gallardo, and the approximate 20 kilogram reduction in weight, improves the power weight ratio and thus enhances performance.
The LP560-4 accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, its speed at 11.8 seconds is 200 km/h and its top speed lies at 325 km/h.
The driver of a Gallardo LP560-4 can rely on the four-wheel drive Viscous Traction (VT) system. The protagonist in the transmission is the central viscous coupling which requires no electronic control. In this special Lamborghini configuration, the driving torque is distributed between front and rear generally with a 30:70 front to rear ratio and, within milliseconds, adapts to even the slightest variations in road conditions. A mechanical differential on the rear axle provides up to 45% limited slip and an electronic differential lock at the front complete the four-wheel drive system.
Inside, the Gallardo LP560-4 includes passenger and lateral air-bags, two zone air-con, multi-media system including a USB connector and sports seats with an electronically operated backrest. Options include a navigation system and a module for TV reception, a hands-free Bluetooth phone set, anti-theft device and a rear-view camera. An additional option is the lifting system control for the front of the vehicle which, at the touch of a button, is raised to enable driving over obstacles.
On sale now in Australia, the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 is priced at $475,000 plus ORCs and options, with the e-gear transmission option an additional $27,204.