Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4: Last tango in Paris?

Next year marks the tenth anniversary of the Lamborghini Gallardo. For the 2012 Paris Motor Show it’s been given a facelift, which will surely be its last hurrah before retirement.

It’s hard to believe, but true: next spring, the Lamborghini Gallardo will be ten years old. For a super sports car, that’s a small eternity – but before a replacement arrives next year (coinciding with the marque’s 50th anniversary), the Gallardo will receive a number of updates. As part of the reorganisation, the basic LP 560-4 is to be given a new front fascia and rear bumper design, both of which are marked by triangular and trapezoidal elements. New 19-inch ‘Apollo’ alloys round off the more noteworthy changes.

 

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4: Last tango in Paris?
Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4: Last tango in Paris?Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4: Last tango in Paris?

Beyond that, customers can opt for a new ‘Edizione Tecnica’ package for the Superleggera and Spyder Performante versions of the LP 570-4. This adds a fixed rear wing and carbon ceramic brakes, as well as a trio of new two-tone paint options: the front air intakes and roof pillars are given a contrasting tone to the body paint.

 

 

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4: Last tango in Paris?
Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4: Last tango in Paris?Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4: Last tango in Paris?

In addition to these updated variants, the purist rear-wheel-drive LP 550-2 is still available in Coupé or Spyder form.



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Lamborghini Gallardos can be found in the Classic Driver Market.