Blink and you might just miss the changes to the latest Lamborghini Gallardo. Yet as well as being faster and more powerful, the LP560/4 is easier to drive than ever.
Murciélago-shaped air intakes have been fitted in the nose, while the sharper front end, daytime running lights, wider rear grille and striking tail-lamps from the Reventón also feature. The result is a more aggressive look, which is emphasised by the new range of matt-finish body panels Lamborghini is offering.
Under the bonnet, extensive changes have been made, with the arrival of an all-new 5.2-litre V10 engine. It develops 560bhp, hence the newcomer’s name – the ‘4’ refers to the four-wheel-drive system.
Replacing the 520bhp 5.0-litre, the unit produces 540Nm of torque – an increase of 30Nm over the outgoing powerplant – yet is 20kg lighter. And the E-Gear semi-automatic transmission, the choice of 70 per cent of UK customers, now shifts faster.