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LAMBORGHINI Gallardo Spyder 2006-2008

Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)
Segment: Roadster & Convertible
Production years: 2006, 2007, 2008

Lamborghini introduced the Gallardo in 2003, but the carmaker was not convinced that an open-top version might be a good idea for a sports car enthusiast. Yet, it was.

The Gallardo was the most successful Lamborghini ever built and the second supercar launched by the Italian brand under Audi's ownership. The carmaker took baby-steps in developing a new range of vehicles and didn't create an open-top Gallardo until 2006, which was unveiled in January at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Spyder version counted for about one-third of the Gallardo lineup sales.

Its design continued the angular shapes introduced in 2001 by the Murcielago lineup. Its angular headlights and short front were followed by a very raked windshield and a short cabin followed by the engine compartment's lid. Its wide rear fenders featured massive air-intakes. 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.

The cabin was cramped and fit for two occupants, separated by a massive center console. Its 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 V-10 that could rev up to 8050 rpm while the engine provided its peak power at 8,000 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 Spyder 2006, 2007, 2008
  1 gasoline engine
  • 5.0L V10 6MT AWD (520 HP)
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LAMBORGHINI Gallardo Spyder 5.0L V10 6MT AWD (520 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.0L V10 6MT AWD (520 HP)
Cylinders
V10
Displacement
4961 cm3
Power
388 KW @ 8000 RPM
520 HP @ 8000 RPM
520 BHP @ 8000 RPM
Torque
376 lb-ft @ 4250 RPM
510 Nm @ 4250 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
195 mph (314 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
46.6 in (1184 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.9/62.7 in (1,623/1,593 mm)
Wheelbase
100.8 in (2560 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.8 in (122 mm)
Cargo Volume
3.9 cuFT (110 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.37
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3461 lbs (1570 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3968.3 lbs (1800 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
9.5 mpg US (24.8 L/100Km)
Highway
19 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)
Combined
13.8 mpg US (17 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
400 g/km
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