2014 Lamborghini Gallardo vs. Its Competition

2014 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

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.

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.

Chevy's new Corvette Stingray isn't nearly as expensive, exotic, or egotistical as the Gallardo, but it's close on performance, making it a relative bargain.

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Quick Specs
8.0
The 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo is soon to fade out of production, but it can still grab a limelight.
9.2
German precision and handling combines with Italian power to create a superb supercar that's also fit for daily use.
8.8
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sets a new benchmark for value among well-equipped, comfortable, high-performance sports cars.
9.0
The 2014 Porsche 911 range spans a broad spectrum, but somehow manages to hit exactly the right marks at each point, balancing performance, features, and practicality almost perfectly.
8.6
The 2014 Ferrari 458 Italia and 458 Spider continue to exhibit some of the best handling and performance available.
MSRP From    
$181,900$114,900$53,000$84,300$233,509
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22242
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