The Lamborghini Gallardo Coupé

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Lamborghini Gallardo Coupé – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Lamborghini Gallardo Coupé

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Lamborghini Gallardo Coupé – Technical Specifications

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Lamborghini Gallardo Coupé – Key Details

Lamborghini Gallardo CoupéDetail
Launched: 2003
Engine: V10
Power: 500 PS (368 kW; 493 hp)@7800
Torque: 510 N⋅m (376 lb⋅ft)@4500
Top Speed: 309 km/h (192 mph)
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 4.2 s
Replaces: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Lamborghini Gallardo Coupé

LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO– LAMBORGHINI’S CASH COW … ER, BULL

It is hard to overstate just how important the Gallardo is to Lamborghini. With the newfound backing of Volkswagen, Lamborghini was now forging its way into a new era when this model was released in 2003.  This very first Gallardo represented the start of what would become a long line of updated models, special-editions, and one-offs that would span the next 10 years. What is truly spectacular about the Gallardo, however, are its unprecedented sales figures.

V10 GOODNESS

Slotted into the Lambo line-up beneath the Murcielago, the Gallardo filled a role that had been left vacant since the demise of the Jalpa in the 1980s. Moving the car’s 1430 kg mass is a macho-sounding 5.0-litre V10 making 493 bhp and 510 Nm of torque. Two gearboxes were offered, both with six speeds: one a conventional manual and the other a semi-automatic electrohydraulic manual, or “E-gear” in Lamborghini-speak. While the unorthodox E-gear transmission takes some getting used to, this gearbox pays dividends with lightning-fast shifts. The top speed is rated at 192 mph, while the car’s all-wheel-drive system enabled it to turn in a 4.1-second zero to sixty time. The Gallardo received comprehensive updates for the 2005 model year, including more power and a revised suspension.

FRESH NEW DUDS

Luc Donckerwolke, the man responsible for the design of the Diablo and Murcielago, is the man behind the Gallardo’s dynamic styling. The 2003 Gallardo sported a relatively clean exterior that nonetheless featured enough geometric angles and massive air intakes to set it apart from the rest of the supercar field. The baby Lamborghini was sufficiently aggressive for the brand, while Volkswagen’s watchful eye ensured that the fit, finish, and interior were better than anything the world had ever seen in a Lambo.

CONCLUSION

In total, over 14,000 Lamborghini Gallardos were produced, with the final car rolling off of the production line in 2013. Compare that to the 410 Jalpa models that were made, and you get a sense of just how monumental the Gallardo’s success was. Lamborghini wasn’t done indulging in its hot streak, either, as the replacement car, the Huracan, picked right up where the Gallardo left off.

Lamborghini Gallardo Coupé – Photo Gallery

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Lamborghini Gallardo Coupé – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/h2.9 s
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed350 km/h ( 217 mph )
Engine
TypeW12
Overall displacement6.498 cm3
Max. power output*785 CV (577 kW) @ 8.500 rpm
Max. torque*720 NM @ 6.750 rpm
Dimensions & Weight
Length4.980 mm
Width2.265 mm
Height1.133 mm
Dry weight**TBC
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

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