Lamborghini Gallardo

I have a book of Ferrari cars, both GT and racecars, from the 1940’s through 2012.  That book has over 200 different types of Ferraris, each displayed on two pages for a total of over 400 pages.  Looking at the pictures it’s sometimes hard to find a difference between some of the cars.  It isn’t a bad thing but it almost feels like some of those cars were a little forced.  Lamborghini could make that same book, except it would be less than 40 pages.

The Lamborghini Gallardo has been in production since 2003.  When it was introduced it was a baby Lambo.  It had less power and size than the big Murcielago.  It is, un mistakingly, a Lamborghini.  The angles and lines that have been present since the Countach are still present and appear to be almost as symbolic to the company as the fighting bull.

Since the first generation of Gallardo was released Lamborghini has continued to refine the car.  Originally released with a 5.0 litre V10 offering 493 horsepower the engine has grown incrementally to the 5.2 litre V10 used today that produces 562 horsepower.  Top speed grew from 192 to 202 during that time.

The 562 horsepower Lambo mentioned above is the Superleggera model.  The “Super Light” model uses more carbon fibre to reduce the weight of the car by over 250 lbs.  That reduction and the engine make it a formidable opponent for any drag race.  I am not saying that a Lambo owner should race his car, he doesn’t need to, everyone knows it’s fast.