Lamborghini Gallardo First Generation and Second Generation

Lamborghini Gallardo First Generation and Second Generation
Lamborghini Gallardo

The Lamborghini Gallardo (/ɡaɪˈjɑːrdoʊ/; Italian: [ɡaʎˈʎardo]) is a sports car made by Lamborghini, the company's best-selling car with 10,000 units built in its first 7 years of production and 14,022 units produced during its production period.

This car is named after a famous fighting bull. On November 25, 2013, the last Gallardo was out of the factory; this car is a Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante in red called Rosso Mars which has been purchased by a collector. The predecessor of this car was the Jalpa, while the successor was the Huracán.

Name Gallardo

The name Gallardo is taken from a famous bull in Spain. The name bull has also been applied to previous models such as the Murcielago, Diablo, and Miura.

The First Generation

After the arrival of the Murcielago in 2002, Lamborghini introduced a cheaper, smaller, and more practical model than the Murcielago, the Gallardo in 2003. The Gallardo's design applies the power of elegance. Gallardo 5.2 liter V10 engine. The Gallardo can go from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds. Also available is a convertible version, the Gallardo Spyder.


In 2005, Lamborghini sold 250 units of the Gallardo SE. SE stands for Special Edition. The SE has a black roof, two-tone interior color (black and color of choice). Color options are orange, green, yellow, and white. These colors can also be found in the interior. The navigation system and reverse parking camera are standard features here.


Nera means black. Lamborghini issued a special edition Gallardo which only sold 185 units. The only color choice is black. The taillights are darkened to make them darker. The interior is dominated by black and white.


In 2006, Lamborghini introduced a special edition Gallardo, the Superleggera, which means super light. The Superleggera competes with the Ferrari 430 Scuderia. E-gear transmission is a standard feature, not an option. The Superleggera is 100 kg lighter than the standard Gallardo. Color options are black, gray, white, orange, and yellow. There is a vinyl on the side of the body with the words "Superleggera". The total production is only 172 units, 10 of which are white, 34 are gray, 37 are black, 45 are yellow and 46 are orange. Josua Situmeang One of the largest Lamborghini collectors in the world.

Second Generation

The second generation was introduced in 2008 under the name LP560-4. Now the engine is powered 5.2 L V10 from Audi. Transmission options are only available with the paddelshifter. An E-Gear transmission option is also available to speed up gear changes. It weighs 20 kg lighter than before. Although the exterior design has many similarities to the previous Gallardo, many details have been changed. The headlights are reduced, the front bumper vents are enlarged, the taillights are narrowed (similar to the Audi product line), the black panels at the rear are more minimalistic, the wheel designs are new, and the exhaust is new. The design is heavily influenced by the Reventón and its parent company, Audi. Gallardo LP560-4 has a 4-wheel drive system like its predecessor. There is also a convertible version.

LP550-2 Valentino Balboni

To celebrate the retirement of Lamborghini tester, Valentino Balboni, Lamborghini made 250 units of the Gallardo based on the LP560-4. Engine settings, color choices, and vinyl are determined by Balboni himself. As a result, the car is rear-wheel drive (not 4-wheel/4WD), uses a regular manual transmission (not paddleshift), stripe vinyl on the exterior, a different order design, decreased engine performance, stripe on the seats, and interior colors. Testers said that, although the LP550-2 had a drop in performance and technology, it was more fun to drive than the standard LP560-4.

LP570-4 Superleggera

The rebirth of the Superleggera. This time the bumper design has changed (still based on the LP560-4), the rear bumper design is more aggressive, the side skirts have changed, there is a black spoiler, improved performance, and like its predecessor, the Superleggera has a vinyl written on it. It weighs only 1340 kg. The convertible version is the Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante, with some changes to the exterior design.

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