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Lambo Numbers Gallardo LP560-4 For Geneva

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Despite the rash of spy photos and Photochops circulating the ‘Net, you haven’t really seen the new Lamborghini due next week at the Geneva motor show. And if you don’t speak numbers, you might not even figure out what the new version of the Gallardo actually is, even after Lambo takes the wraps off next week in Switzerland.

Lamborghini confirmed today that it would bring an updated Gallardo to Geneva, with the ungainly LP560-4 tag. What’s that mean, you ask? Lambo says it stands for 560 PS (a European measure for horsepower; in U.S. measurements, it equals about 552 horsepower), and for the “4” in four-wheel drive. The 552 hp would be a 22-hp boost over power levels in the lightweight Gallardo Superleggera.

The Gallardo made its debut in 2003 and this is the most significant update to the coupe since that Superleggera version was spawned in 2007. It’ll be shown off at the Geneva show, which opens to the press on March 4.
 
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  1. HI,

    I'll like to see more cars to choose from with 800+ HP and at a lower cost. That would really be something !!

    -RM
     
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  2. The Lamborghini 350GTV prototype was introduced at the 1963 Turin Auto Show. Lamborghini commissioned Carrozzeria Touring to design a more practical model. This was put into production as the 350GT. Sales of the 350GT totaled 130.
     
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  3. The Lamborghini Gallardo was designed as a competitor to the Ferrari 360, and now competes with its replacement, the Ferrari F430 both of which have V8 engines and develop similar peak power. The Gallardo is said to be a better engineered vehicle that can reach extreme speeds, yet the V12 Murciélago is a faster vehicle. Many reviewers have commented that the Gallardo has much better rearward visibility and is more maneuverable and tractable in low-speed traffic, making the Gallardo a more practical car to drive. It is also much more practical to use in bad weather than many other cars in its class, thanks to a specially developed rear-biased all-wheel drive. Although corporate owner Audi is renowned for its Quattro AWD system, Lamborghini uses a system of its own.
     
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