Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera 

  • $166k built in Italy
  • 2007-2008
  • 523 HP 5.0L
  • 195 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 Superleggera
3.5 s
Veneno
2.8 s

Top speed

Gallardo Superleggera
195 mph
Veneno
220 mph

0-100mph

Gallardo Superleggera
8 s
MP4-12C
5.9 s

1/4 mile

Gallardo Superleggera
11.5 s
360 Modena
12.3 s

Nurburgring time

Gallardo Superleggera
7:40.60
360 Modena
8:09.0

Braking distance at 60mph

Gallardo Superleggera
109 ft
430 Scuderia
93 ft
Carrera GT
124 ft

Data points Key details of the Lamborghini Gallardo

Price

Gallardo Superleggera
$166k
Veneno
$4.106M
Carrera GT
$440k

Number built

Gallardo Superleggera
172 cars
Carrera GT
1,270 cars
Veneno
4 cars

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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 $166,000
Year 2007-2008
Highest auction price 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Supperleggera, $159k, August 2009
City mileage 9 MPG
Highway mileage 16 MPG
Number built 172 cars

design

Chief designer Luc Donckerwolke
Chief engineer Maurizio Reggiani
Platform Lamborghini Gallardo
Generation First Generation
Body style Fastback coupe
Top type Hard fixed

transmission

Transmission make Lamborghini 6-speed manual
Drivetrain 4x4
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.31:1
  2. 2: 2.05:1
  3. 3: 1.46:1
  4. 4: 1.14:1
  5. 5: 0.94:1
  6. 6: 0.78:1
Axle ratio 3.6:1
Paddle shifters Standard, Left Down / Right Up

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double Wishbone, Anti-roll Bar w/coil springs, Independent
Rear suspension Double Wishbone, Anti-roll Bar w/coil springs, Independent
Front brakes Brembo 14.4 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 13.2 in Ventilated Disc
Front tires Pirelli P Zero Corsa
Front wheels 235/35 19
Wheel material Alloy
Rear tires Pirelli P Zero Corsa
Rear wheels 295/30 19
Wheel material Alloy

road tests

Top speed 195 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s
0-60mph 3.5 s
0-100mph 8 s
0-200kph 12.1 s
Distance 109 ft
20.6km nurburgring time 7:40.60
Tsukuba circuit time 1:01.60
Hockenheim short lap time 1:10.90
Drag coefficient 0.36

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.73 lb/hp
Maximum hp 523 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 376 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Weight distribution 42%/58%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.7 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Engine make Lamborghini 5.0L V10
Displacement 4,961 cc
Cylinders V10
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.25 in / 3.65 in
Block material Aluminum
Cylinder head material Aluminum
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system Lamborghini VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,998 lb
Width 74.8 in
Height 45.9 in
Length 169.3 in
Front track width 63.9 in
Ground clearance 5.1 in
Wheelbase 100.8 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes
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