Lamborghini gets pulses racing

Pete Mait

The Motor Show is every bit as exclusive as L.A. itself and it was here that Lamborghini presented the new Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder to the public. This sports car manufacturer is looking to continue with the success that the Gallardo has already seen.

Design and the good handling of the preceding model will provide a driving experience that is virtually unlimited. "With the design language and best-of-class performance of the completely new LP 560-4 Spyder, we are adding yet a further dimension to the Gallardo series," promises CEO Stephan Winkelmann.

With almost 40 HP more than the last model, the LP 560-4 Spyder should get the pulse of any sports car fan racing. Add to that the acceleration of 0-60 in 4 seconds, a top speed of 201 mph plus the fact that, despite its higher performance, the consumption is lower than that of the last Gallardo. A new and lighter transmission means quicker changing times and the running gear was completely redesigned.

Reservation orders can now be placed for the LP 560-4 Spyder. The price for this gem from Bologna is around EUR 160,920 and that does not include the VAT, which in itself would probably buy you a cosy little set of wheels. You can expect to hear the first of the new models from the new Gallardo generation howling along the roads in early 2009.