Here are 10 things you don’t know about the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera. Have a look!
But there’s more to the latest Lamborghini than a few extra horsepower and its lack of a radio. Here are a few things you might not know.
It’ll Punch You in the Back
Don’t worry; it only does this on request. Select Sport mode on the e-gear paddle-shift transmission and it calls up a shift program designed to deliver the quickest gearchanges possible. The result is kidney-bruising full-throttle upshifts that arrive with an audible pop.
And it’s fantastic, a bit addictive even. Bap, bap, bap and you’re doing well over 100 mph. Sure, Porsche’s PDK and Audi’s S-tronic dual-clutch boxes are slick and all, but this transmission shifts like it means it.
Better Horsepower-to-Weight Ratio Than a Ferrari 458
Sure, the Ferrari 458 is an all-new car and the current darling of Italy, but the LP570-4 has a slightly better power-to-weight ratio. Both cars are rated at 562 horsepower, but the Lamborghini tips the scales at 2,954 pounds — 88 fewer pounds than the Ferrari.
If you buy a Gallardo and you can’t use the clutch, you are like a stupid boy with a marvelous car.
So it’s not much, but this is the Italian version of Chevy versus Ford. Think it’s a coincidence that the two cars have the exact same horsepower ratings? Nope. Think the Lambo guys knew the 458’s curb weight, too? Possibly.