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2011 Lamborghini Gallardo

Updated on May 26, 2015

Very Impressive Car

Racing aficionados are looking for a high performance car that is lightweight and has lots of power.

The interior and exterior parts are made of carbon-fiber, which is ideal for sports cars because of weight reduction and improved performance.

The Gallardo has become the best-selling car of Lamborghini ever, with over 10,000 units sold in its first seven years of production. The Gallardo was the first Lamborghini developed under the ownership of Audi.

Why The Gallardo is Known as LP 560-4

The Gallardo is known as the LP 560-4. The LP refers to the placement of the V10 Engine in Italian "Longitudinale Posteriore," which means longitudinally, mid-mounted positioning of the engine.The 560 refers to the 560 PS power of the engine. 560 PS is equivalent to 552 horsepower. And why 4? The Gallardo has an all-wheel drive system. for better performance.




 longitudinally, mid-mounted positioning of the engine.
longitudinally, mid-mounted positioning of the engine.

Variants

This Lambo is available as LP 560-4, LP 560-4 Spyder Performante , LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni and LP 570-4 Superleggera.

The the 570-4 Superleggera coupe and the 570-4 Spyder Performante convertible are two new Gallardo models in 2011.

LP 560-4 Coupe

 LP 560-4 Coupe
LP 560-4 Coupe

LP 570-4 Spyder Performante

LP 570-4 Spyder Performante
LP 570-4 Spyder Performante

The LP 570-4 Spyder Performante can go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4 seconds. The Spyder Performante is the open-top counterpart of the Superleggera

LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni

 LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni is the rear-wheel drive version of the LP 560-4.
LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni is the rear-wheel drive version of the LP 560-4.

This is named after Lamborghini's famous test driver, Valentino Balboni. This is the rear-wheel driver version of the LP 560-4 Coupe.

LP 570-4 Superleggera

LP 570-4 Superleggera boasts a higher horsepower compared to the other Gallardo variants.
LP 570-4 Superleggera boasts a higher horsepower compared to the other Gallardo variants.

The Spyder Performante and the Superleggera boasts a lot power at 570 horsepower.

Performance

All the models of Gallardo are powered by 5.2L V10 Engine. The horsepower varies according to the Gallardo variant. The LP 570-4 Superleggera has a 570 PS (562 horsepower) while the LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni has 550 horsepower

At night, the Gallardo uses its Bi-Xenon headlights. In daylight, it uses its LED daytime lights for the car's extreme look.

Extreme Safety Features

Lamborghini also cares for your safety so the Gallardo has this safety features:

Driver Airbag, Passenger Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch, Side Head Air Bag,Side Air Bag, 4 Wheel Disc Brakes, Collapsible Steering Column, Pedestrian Protection, Time Pressure Monitoring System, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control and Height-adjustable 3-point seatbelts.

As you can see, the Gallardo has many air bags to protect you in case of car accidents which you don't ever want to happen.

Gallardo in Need For Speed Video Games

The LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni had its debut in Need For Speed: World on November 21, 2011 as a Tie-3 Top Car. The Gallardo was also featured in Need For Speed: Most Wanted, Need For Speed Carbon and NFS Undercover.

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      Chuck Bluestein 

      6 years ago from Morristown, AZ, USA

      That first car looks so sleek and awesome. If someone drove around in a car like that, they would get a lot of attention like they were a celebrity.

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