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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Premium Coupe

Lamborghini introduced the Gallardo at the 2003 Geneva Motor Show and represented the Italian supercar manufacturer's new entry-level range.

After Audi purchased it, Lamborghini started to work on a new lineup. With some help from German engineers and ItalDesign Giugiaro's design, the final result was a stunning-looking car powered by a completely new V10 engine. The Italian brand was back on track.

Short, flat, and wedged-shaped, the Gallardo kept the Lamborghini design language alive. Its long, angular headlights and short front were followed by an arched greenhouse and a flat engine lid in the back with vents. Its wide rear fenders featured massive air-intakes to cool and feed the engine. In the back, the design team returned to the angular shapes and installed vertical, squared-looking taillights. The dual exhaust popped through the rear bumper above the splitter.

Inside, the Gallardo was cramped and fit for two occupants, separated by a massive center console. The leather-clad interior was better finished than some of the other Lamborghini vehicles before the Audi-era, but some Audi A3 buttons and switches spoiled the exclusive car's look. Depending on the version, the car featured buttons for the automatic transmission selector or a short gear-stick.

Under the hood, Lamborghini dropped a 5.0-liter naturally aspirated screaming engine that could rev up to 8050 rpm while its peak power was provided at 7.800 rpm. Thanks to its all-wheel-drive system, the Gallardo promised to be a daily-driver supercar and directly attacked the Ferrari F360 and Porsche 911 Turbo customers.

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LAMBORGHINI Gallardo 2003 - 2008
  2 gasoline engines
  • 5.0L V10 6MT AWD (500 HP)
  • 5.0L V10 6MT AWD (520 HP)

LAMBORGHINI Gallardo 5.0L V10 6MT AWD (500 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.0L V10 6MT AWD (500 HP)
Cylinders
V10
Displacement
4961 cm3
Power
367 KW @ 7800 RPM
499 HP @ 7800 RPM
492 BHP @ 7800 RPM
Torque
376 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
510 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
23.8 gallons (90.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
192 mph (309 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
4.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/35 ZR19 // 295/30 ZR19
DIMENSIONS
Length
169.3 in (4300 mm)
Width
74.8 in (1900 mm)
Height
45.9 in (1166 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.9/62.7 in (1,623/1,593 mm)
Wheelbase
100.8 in (2560 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.5 in (114 mm)
Cargo Volume
3.9 cuFT (110 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3153 lbs (1430 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3968 lbs (1800 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
9.5 mpg US (24.8 L/100Km)
Highway
19 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)
Combined
12.6 mpg US (18.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
466 g/km

LAMBORGHINI Gallardo 5.0L V10 6MT AWD (520 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.0L V10 6MT AWD (520 HP)
Cylinders
V10
Displacement
4961 cm3
Power
382 KW @ 8000 RPM
519 HP @ 8000 RPM
512 BHP @ 8000 RPM
Torque
376 lb-ft @ 4250 RPM
510 Nm @ 4250 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
23.8 gallons (90.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
196 mph (315 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/35 ZR19 // 295/30 ZR19
DIMENSIONS
Length
169.3 in (4300 mm)
Width
74.8 in (1900 mm)
Height
45.9 in (1166 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.9/62.7 in (1,623/1,593 mm)
Wheelbase
100.8 in (2560 mm)
Ground Clearance
5 in (127 mm)
Cargo Volume
3.9 cuFT (110 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3153 lbs (1430 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3968 lbs (1800 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
9.5 mpg US (24.8 L/100Km)
Highway
19 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)
Combined
12.6 mpg US (18.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
444 g/km
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