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Monday, March 24, 2008

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4: Lighter, faster, better

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
Here's a nice review of the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4.
The primary focus of the LP560-4 is the engine upgrade. With the limited run Superleggera, the Gallardo's 5.0-liter V10 was reaching its maximum potential. So, Lamborghini increased the engine's displacement to 5.2-liters and added FSI direct injection, which sounds a whole lot like the engines found in the Audi S6 and S8. Just the same, because Lamborghini is all about high-strung performance the 5.2 makes a very un-Audi-like 560 ps (552 horsepower)!

When combined with the Egear sequential transmission (a traditional manual is still available), which has been reprogrammed to perform gearshifts some 40-percent faster, the revised Gallardo hits 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 202 mph. Oh, and if that weren't enough, the new Gallardo weighs 44 pounds less than before, enhancing performance and fuel economy.

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Source: Automobile.com


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