Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder Car HireThe Lamborghini LP560 Gallardo is the full supercar sensation with sublime handling. The nose vents are bigger, the rear lights are smaller and more elegant, and the interior has been ‘rationalized’ to make it easier to interact with. But beneath the skin, this is a very different car.
Economy 8mpg, the CO2 emissions are as low as 327g/km in the cleanest Gallardo
Engine It has a 5.2-litre V10 engine, which not only has a different firing order from the previous .0-litre V10 but also more power
Power 552bhp at 8000rpm
Torque 398lb ft at 6500rpm
Gearbox E-gear paddle-shift gearbox
Available in Petrol
The Gallardo is just so usable. You can thread it down narrow streets with more ease than you’d expect.
One contributing factor to its speed is its new gearbox. The shifts themselves may not be the smoothest, because Lamborghini has tuned the software to deliver a deliberate thump on the way up, a quality that we find less than desirable. But you can’t argue with the actual speed of the shifts or the strength of the acceleration at full chat. The engine tears towards its rev limiter in first and you then need to be on high alert not to run it against that limiter by mistake.