The Ferrari 458 Italia is the Gallardo's closest competitor on supercar status and price, but without all-wheel drive it lacks some of the all-weather friendliness of the Lamborghini--though it replaces it with even higher performance levels and superior handling.
The Audi R8 is closely related to the Gallardo, sharing a similar engine and all-wheel drive performance, but its looks are more restrained and its behavior is a touch more refined.
The Porsche 911 is the best all-around car in this bunch, with practicality the others can't attain--while delivering the same thrilling levels of performance toward the upper end of its model range, though it doesn't cut quite the same figure as the more exotic alternatives.
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|2013 Lamborghini GallardoBrowse Used Listings||2013 Porsche 911Browse Used Listings||2013 Ferrari 458 ItaliaBrowse Used Listings||2012 Audi R8Browse Used Listings|
|12 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V10||Gas Flat 6||Gas V8||Gas V8|
|2-Door Coupe LP550-2||2-Door Coupe Carrera||2-Door Coupe||2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive|
|Manual||Manual||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Manual|