I was amazed by the speed and the smoothness of the shifting. The Gallardo flies through the rev range in each gear and blips the throttle with every precise down-shift. The Lamborghini has no problem pinning you back into the comfortable and supportive leather seats; these were black with beautifully stitched white piping. The navigation system and some switches and knobs would be familiar to Audi owners as they are sourced from their parts bins.
As I became more comfortable in the Gallardo I engaged the sport mode and started to shift for myself. The power is absolutely amazing and the Lamborghini climbs up the rev range of every gear so quickly that you find yourself surprised as you flick the lever for the next higher gear. The new Gallardo shows that the days of having to suffer with uncomfortable driving positions, terrible outward vision, and unreliable tendencies just to own a supercar are now gone. The 2009 Lamborghini would be a joy to drive on a weekend road trip, or to your local track day.
Source: Sports Car Examiner