Last ever Lamborghini Gallardo rolls off production line
Today marks the end of an icon in the world of supercars, says Connor Mackay.
After a decade of production, the final Lamborghini Gallardo has rolled off the production line at the Sant'Agata Bolognese factory.> The ultimate model, which has already been snapped up by a private collector, is the Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante and comes in a stunning Rosso Mars red hue.
The potent model boasts a 0-62 mph time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 201 mph.
Since the launch of the first Gallardo over 10 years ago, 14,022 units have been produced. That figure makes it the most-built Lamborghini model of all time, accounting for almost half of the 30,000 cars manufactured since the company began in 1963.
The Gallardo debuted at Lamborghini's 40th anniversary celebrations ten years ago and marked a revolution in the company's production of cars.
During the first forty years of business, Lamborghini produced an average of 250 cars per year. After the introduction of the Gallardo, that number increased to 2000.
In 2008, the second generation Gallardo was released. The front and rear end had been redesigned and a new direct injection engine introduced, which provided 560bhp.
A lightly refreshed version also came in 2012.
A total of 32 different variations of the Gallardo were created and sold in more than 45 countries across the globe.