Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 

  • $201k built in Italy
  • 2008
  • 552 HP 5.2L
  • 202 mph
The Gallardo is quick: it can get to 60 mph in as little as 3.4 seconds and carry on to a top speed over 200 mph.
by The Car Connection (Aug, 2012)
For what it’s worth, Lamborghini claims the LP560-4 is capable of charging from 0 to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds, which is quick.
by Car and Driver (May, 2008)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Lamborghini Gallardo

0-60mph

Gallardo LP 560-4
3.6 s
MP4-12C
3.1 s

Top speed

Gallardo LP 560-4
202 mph
BMW i8
155 mph

0-100mph

Gallardo LP 560-4
6.9 s
360 Modena
9.2 s

Top Gear track time

Gallardo LP 560-4
1:19.50
MP4-12C
1:16.20

1/4 mile

Gallardo LP 560-4
11.2 s
360 Modena
12.3 s

Nurburgring time

Gallardo LP 560-4
7:52.0
MP4-12C
7:28.0

Data points Key details of the Lamborghini Gallardo

Price

Gallardo LP 560-4
$201k

Horsepower

Gallardo LP 560-4
552 HP
Race Car
865 HP
BMW i8
362 HP

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Performance

Mid-way around the tachometer, at about 4,000 rpm, the note becomes higher and more frenzied, like a fast boil.
by AutoBlog (Jul, 2012)
Thanks to a low curb weight (about 3,045 pounds), the fixed-roof coupe will hit 62 mph in 3.9 seconds as it blasts towards a top speed of 199 mph.
by AutoBlog (May, 2011)
Using that guide, the LP 570-4 Spyder Performante is a 570-horsepower, all-wheel-drive convertible designed for ultimate performance.
by AutoBlog (May, 2011)

Powertrain

The straight-edge look continues on the engine cover and forward of the taillights where louvers provide additional cooling for the engine compartment.
by www.roadandtrack.com
Shift effort with the standard six-speed manual is surprisingly light, though Lambo says most buyers will likely opt for the available "e-gear" clutchless paddle-shift transmission ($10,000).
by MotorTrend (Nov, 2004)
The six-speed e-gear automated manual transmission is a no-cost alternative to the six-speed manual.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2007)

Handling

Audi's current reputation is based on sleek, serious, all-wheel-drive sedans with interior designs as handsome as they are functional.
by MotorTrend (Nov, 2003)
Using a 560-4 as a base, Lamborghini painstakingly made dozens of changes to lighten the chassis, improve aerodynamics, refine the suspension and tune the ten-cylinder engine for more power.
by AutoBlog (Jun, 2010)
The LP570 has shed more than 70kg, making it lighter than the rear-wheel-drive-only Balboni special edition, despite the full suite of 4x4-ness.
by Top Gear (Apr, 2010)

Engine

The engine is pretty flexible, with plenty of thrust from 3000 rpm up.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2007)
With the top down, it's an exhilarating sports car on a fast country road, where it engages its driver with its performance and quick reflexes and the wonderful sounds made by the wind and engine.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2006)
The trumpeting engine loves to get in on the action, launching a vocal assault and hammer- blow of acceleration with no thought for the consequences.
by EVO

Transmission

The reason is that the extroverted Italian maker didn’t want to sacrifice acceleration, of which the Superleggera—aided by its four-wheel traction and fantastically brutal, 5500-rpm, clutch-dropping launch control—has in spades.
by Car and Driver (May, 2010)
A six-speed manual or six-speed automated-manual transmission is available.
by cars.com (Feb, 2014)
The only item exclusive to Lamborghini is the carbon-fiber-trimmed transmission tunnel that has pushbuttons for activating the fully automatic mode of the automated manual transmission, tuning the suspension for sport mode, and deactivating the stability program.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2006)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Lamborghini
Price $201,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2008
City mileage 11 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG

design

Chief designer Luc Donckerwolke
Chief engineer Maurizio Reggiani
Platform Lamborghini Gallardo
Generation Second Generation
Body style Coupe
Top type Hard fixed

transmission

Transmission make Lamborghini 6-speed manual/E-Gear 6-speed semi-automatic
Drivetrain 4x4
Shift system Optional
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.56:1
  2. 2: 1.85:1
  3. 3: 1.42:1
  4. 4: 1.14:1
  5. 5: 0.94:1
Axle ratio 3.08:1
Paddle shifters Optional

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Damping, Anti-Roll Bar, Independent
Rear suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Damping, Anti-Roll Bar, Independent
Front brakes Lamborghini 14.3 in Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Lamborghini 14.1 in Ventilated Discs
Front tires Pirelli Pzero 235/35 ZR 19
Front wheels 483/? 216
Wheel material Alloy
Rear tires Pirelli Pzero 295/30 ZR 19
Rear wheels 483/? 279
Wheel material Alloy

road tests

Top speed 202 mph
1/4 mile 11.2 s
0-60mph 3.6 s
0-100mph 6.9 s
0-200kph 11 s
Lateral acceleration 0.99 g
Top gear time 1:19.50
20.6km nurburgring time 7:52.0
Tsukuba circuit time 1:03.23
Hockenheim short lap time 1:11.30

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.99 lb/hp
Maximum hp 552 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 398 ft-lb @ 6,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Weight distribution 43%/57%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.7 feet
Steering system Hydraulic Power Assisted Rack and Pinion

engine

Engine make Lamborghini 5.2 L V10
Displacement 5,204 cc
Cylinders V10
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.3 in / 3.7 in
Block material Aluminum alloy
Cylinder head material Aluminum alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system Lamborghini VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,307 lb
Width 74.8 in
Height 45.9 in
Length 171.1 in
Front track width 64.3 in
Wheelbase 100.8 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes
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