The New Lamborghini Gallardo and Gallardo LP570-4 With Forged Wheels
Throughout the history of Lamborghini, no model has been more successful than the Gallardo, selling over 13,000 units since it was first released to the public back in 2003. The super car has gone through a number of generations and redesigns and before the next major update the automaker has decided to refresh the current-generation car and showcase it at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The new car features new looks with different colored bodywork, forged wheels, and updated LED lighting along with the same powerful engine and transmission as used in pre-updated models.
The first model showcased at the Paris Motor Show was the standard Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. The refreshed design makes the super car appear more dynamic and aggressive while incorporating new technology such as LED lighting inside the headlights and taillights. A new fascia was given to the Gallardo that features trapezoidal shapes and larger air intakes to help cool the engine and braking system. The update also helps to generate downforce by incorporating a new spoiler for better handling at high speeds.
Each side of the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 features more aerodynamic sills that flow into new air inlets to cool the rear brakes and engine. New forged wheels also help to trim the weight at the wheel hub and showcase a new double-spoke design with glossy black finish and silver polished machined spokes.
At the rear of the Lamborghini Gallardo sits the same trapezoidal and angular design cues along with a larger air outlet that helps to dissipate a greater amount of heat. A rear diffuser also helps to keep the axle planted and handle better by taking advantage of the ventrui effect.
Next to the Gallardo LP560-4 display was the new Gallardo LP570-4 Edizione Tecnica. The new all-wheel drive model will be powered by a tuned version of the 5.2-liter V-10 engine with 570 horsepower and e-gear transmission. The Edizione Tecnica is a more driver-oriented car that boasts a large rear carbon fiber spoiler that generates a large amount of downforce, new carbon ceramic brakes with greater stopping power, and lightweight forged wheels that improve overall driving performance. The new super car will also come standard with a two-tone color scheme with a contrasting color being painted on the roof arches and front air intakes to highlight the curves and sharp edges of the car’s profile.
The new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 and Gallardo 570-4 Edizione Tecnica will be available in November of 2012 with a full range of performance and styling options such as forged wheels, upgraded brakes, interior materials, and more.