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Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera: Driving review

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera

Nice driving report here of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera. Enjoy!

I have to limbo into the Lambo (I’m an ergonomically unfriendly 6’8’’) and squeeze into the weight-saving but hip-hugging carbon-backed and Alcantara-lined seats. Old Audi switchgear abounds, and while it’s cramped and the views back and forth fairy restricted, it is pure supercar, instantly making this car feel like an event.

A loud starter motor wakes the even louder engine. And what an engine – the tweaks might not liberate much more power, but it was hardly lacking before. A bit of chip tuning was all it took to squeeze an additional 10bhp out of the Gallardo’s direct-injection 5.2-litre V10. Total now? 562bhp at 8000rpm, 42bhp up on the old Superleggera, and incidentally the same output as the Ferrari 458 Italia, whose total includes a 5bhp boost thanks to the ram effect of its intakes. The torque output (398lb ft at 6500rpm) is unchanged, but up 22lb ft on its predecessor.