Lamborghini announced this week that they have finished building the 10,000th Gallardo. This is a turning point for the supercar automaker who were skeptical about how well the new model was going to do. President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini said that this is a sign that this is their most successful model to date.
Anyone who knows supercars understands the quality and precision that goes into making a true Lamborghini, no matter what model it is. The Gallardo is the most well known of them all and has done a magnificent job of spreading a high reputation for the automaker across the world.
The Gallardo 570-4 Superleggera design was based on the Gallardo 560-4. While they kept the aluminum space frame and body panels, they chose to replace many of the exterior components with light composite structures to lower the overall weight. The rear spoiler, diffuser, sills, mirror casings, and underbody panels are made with carbon fiber.
The direct injected 5.2 liter V10 engine has been mid mounted and has an aluminum crankcase, dry sump lubrication, and a cylinder angle of 90 degrees. All of this works together to help lower the center of gravity. The engine is coupled with a compression weight of 12.5:1 and minor changes to the engine software that helps it to reach 570 horsepower and 399 pound feet of torque. It can rev from 0 to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds.
With all of these features and more it is no wonder that Lamborghini has made so many of them. This is obviously something that allows them to keep business on the move while other automakers are struggling to stay afloat. However, there is also a downside to all of this good news. Like with most exotic cars, Lamborghinis are supposed to be rare and exclusive only to those willing to pay an exorbitant amount for one car. Let us hope that all of this popularity will not cause problems in the near future.
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