2013 Lamborghini Gallardo vs. Its Competition

2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

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.

2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-42013 Lamborghini Gallardo
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Quick Specs
It might not be the youngest supercar on the block, but the 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo still hits all the right notes for a high-performance car with an exotic look.
Still a tremendous value, the 2013 Porsche 911 range offers a great balance between dedicated sports car handling and daily practicality.
The 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia is everything an Italian supercar should be: fierce, balanced, stylish, and, at times, temperamental.
A marriage of the best of German handling and Italian power, the 2012 Audi R8 is a fantastic all-around supercar.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
12 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Gas V10Gas Flat 6Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class   
Two SeaterMini-CompactTwo-SeatersCompact
Style Name   
2-Door Coupe LP550-22-Door Coupe Carrera2-Door Coupe2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
ManualManualAutomatic w/Manual ShiftManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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