The Lamborghini Gallardo, built by the Italian car making company Lamborghini, is a dream car for the young generation. Gallardo is the most produced model till today from Lamborghini, which was designed as a competitor to the Ferrari 360, and now competes with its replacement, the Ferrari F430.
The 2009 model from Gallardo is called LP560-4, where “560” part of the name represents its horsepower, and the “4” designation indicates all-wheel-drive.
The engine not only gains power and displacement, it also features a new “Iniezione Diretta Stratificata” direct injection system. Despite its clearly increased output, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions have been reduced by a staggering 18 percent.
The automated e-gear transmission has been completely redesigned for the LP560. Gear change time reduced by 40 percent, and the driver may choose between five different driving and changing programs. The most performance-oriented “CORSA” setting not only affects shift speed — it also directs the engine for maximum acceleration. The ‘Thrust Mode’ ensures maximum acceleration from neutral while the angle of the throttle valve and the clutch are optimized.
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 at a glance:
Base Price: $198,000
Drivetrain: 4-Wheel Drive
Curb Weight (lbs) 3307
City (MPG) 12
City (MPG) 14
Hwy (MPG) 20
Horsepower 553 @ 8000
Torque (lb-ft) 398 @ 6500
Wheelbase (in.) 100.8
Length (in.) 171.1
Width (in.) 74.8
Height (in.) 45.9
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