2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 , 17:11:58 byVeronica

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Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder

Beautifully combining the purist rear Wheel Drive with the open spyder body style, the new Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder represents the most successful model line ever built, that Automobili Lamborgini is planning to expand. Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, said that the model added another dimension of the driving fun and it would appeal in particular to a very special group of customers that liked to feel the pleasure of open-air driving and to enjoy the spirited driving style. The model designation suggests the most important technical characteristics of the Lamborghini LP 550-2 Spyder. LP stands for Longitudinale/Posteriore, for the mid-engine built longitudinally in front of the rear axle and the word spyder symbolizes the blend of a powerful and fascinating super sports car design, resulting in true pleasure for all senses. The rear end remains stable and reliable at all times thanks to the setup, while movement is limited to a minimum through the front axle which steers with a great precision. The powerful V10 engine solves the problem of the oversteering by controlling it and safety is enhanced by the easy-to-control road manners and the ESP assistant system. Excellent directional stability at high speed together with a pleasing bodyroll comfort, are outstanding characteristics of the Gallardo chassis. The 5.2-liter ten-cylinder engine was retuned, delivering an exuberant output of 550 HP, catapulting the car from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds. The maximum speed of 319 km/h undoubtedly makes it an ultimate sports car. Both open and closed, the soft-top of the Gallardo Spyder provides the driver and passengers with unlimited top-speed enjoyment. The Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale represents the latest version among the coupe variants, a road-going version of the race car presented in the world's fastest single-brand racing series.