Lamborghini India has launched two new models to its line up of Gallardos in the country. This is the LP560-4 priced at Rs. 2.61 crore (ex-showroom Delhi) and the LP 570-4 Edizione Tecnica priced at Rs. 2.93 crore. Along with the launch of these two supercars, Lamborghini also organized a track day at the Buddh International circuit, which gave us the opportunity to drive a couple of these cars on the track. Also read: Driving two Lamborghini Gallardos at Buddh International Circuit
Now a Lamborghini Gallardo is not your everyday commuter car. It’s a highly specialized piece of machinery that would do well on a smooth expressway or out on the race track. So what’s new with these two models?
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
The design elements that have changed are very subtle with this Gallardo. It retains the sharp trapezoidal lines and triangular air vents up front. The car has been lowered ever so lightly and looks a little wider. The huge 19-inch alloys in matt and silver with the massive discs further add to the aggressive styling of the Lamborghini Gallardo. The doors are open in the traditional fashion out wide. The rear gets a wider grille that aids in better cooling of the massive V-10 engine.
The Gallardo LP560-4 is powered by a 5.2 litre V10 engine, mid-mounted just ahead of the rear wheels, and which can be seen through a large glass cover. It puts out 552 bhp of power at 8000 rpm and about 540 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm. This is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifts for manual shifting, as well as three different drive modes – auto, sports and corsa. The last mode is fully set up to handle performance on a race track such as faster engine response, faster gear shifts and tweaks to the traction control system. The Gallardo LP560-4 delivers power to all four wheels of the car. Also read: Lamborghini Aventador roadster launched in India at Rs. 4.77 crore
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Edizione Tecnica
What sets the LP570-4 Edizione Tecnica edition apart from the Gallardo LP560-4 is the use of lightweight materials to lighten the car and the addition of a rear-spoiler, as seen in the Superleggera version. The brakes too are different, made from a higher grade carbon-ceramic material that improves bite a lot better than the regular Gallardo. It also comes in exclusive color combinations of matt-black and orange pillars and air intakes, matt-white body and orange intakes and orange body with matt-black intakes (Superleggera).
This version is also powered by a 5.2 litre V-10 cylinder engine with increased power output of 562 bhp, but similar torque figures. It is mated to the 6-speed single-clutch automatic transmission with sequential paddle shifters and full-time all-wheel drive. It also comes with the three drive modes – auto, sport and corsa, as well as traction control.
The other Lamborghini Gallardo model available in India is the LP550-2, rear-wheel drive Gallardo in coupe and spyder (convertible) body style, which is more of a purists Lamborghini that will appeal to hard-core enthusiasts. Also read: India’s 10 most-expensive cars