The new Lamborghini, debuting in Geneva, carries the name of the 18th century breeder of fighting bulls; Francisco Gallardo. At that time he was responsible for producing a particularly warlike animal, whose bravery, strength and aggression has been seen by the Italian supercar manufacturer to personify all the qualities of their latest car; the Gallardo.
As a high speed sports car the Gallardo will set new yardsticks in its market sector: a genuine sports car, but one that is nevertheless suited to the rigours of everyday life. The engineers were expected to produce a car with the highest comfort and practicality, without compromising the traditional virtues of ultimate Lamborghini performance. The result is a compact (4300cm long), high speed two-seater with a maximum speed of over 300 km/h. The design is optimised to ensure the best packaging of chassis, engine, gearbox and transmission.
The Gallardo is powered by a 5-litre V10 motor, with 500 HP and a maximum torque of 510 Nm. The power is transmitted to the permanent all-wheel drive via a six-speed transmission.
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