The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4

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Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 – Photo Gallery

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 – Technical Specifications

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 – Registry & Videos

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 – Key Details

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4Detail
Launched: 2008
Engine: V10
Power: 560 PS (412 kW; 552 hp)@8000
Torque: 540 N⋅m (398 lb⋅ft)@6500
Top Speed: 325 km/h (202 mph)
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 3.7 s
Replaces: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4


Having been in production since the 2003 model year, the Gallardo was in need of some added pep by the time 2008 rolled around. At this point, the entry-level Lambo was set to compete against the mighty 458 Italia and McLaren MP4-12C, two heavy hitters that could easily outpace the first-gen Gallardo. Well, Lamborghini rose to the challenge with an updated model that not only had more style and power, but a new name as well: the Gallardo LP560-4. So, what do all those letters and numbers mean? We will get to that later, but this is a naming tradition Lamborghini has used since the LP400 Countach, so I am sure many of you are already familiar with it.

Externally, the Gallardo’s front and rear bumper design was thoroughly overhauled, giving the car a much more modern appearance. There is a lot more going on here than a mere facelift, however. Sitting behind the driver (hence the LP, or longitudinale posterior, in the name) is a new 5.2-litre V10 producing 552 bhp (or 560 PS). Mated to a four-wheel-drive system (which lends the “4” to the LP560-4 designation) and sporting a sky-high 8500-rpm red line, this new engine propelled the car to 60 mph in a mere 3.7 seconds. Significantly, the Gallardo was now able to crest that all-important 200 mph barrier, with the top speed clocking in at 202 mph.

Not only was the engine more powerful, but it was also more responsible, with a claimed 18% reduction in CO2 emissions, thanks to a direct injection system developed in coordination with Bosch. Buyers were given the choice between a manual or semi-automatic “E-gear” transmission, both with 6-speeds. The E-gear unit was revised for 2008 as well, now offering quicker shifts and launch control, and this was the option chosen by the overwhelming majority of customers.

Some mild revisions were applied to the interior of the Gallardo as well, making this a very thorough mid-cycle refresh. Look for an updated instrument panel and some new switchgear – nothing earth-shattering, but nice nonetheless. Overall, the LP560-4 was a success; it offered better performance than the previous top-dog Gallardo, the Superleggera, while simultaneously being (slightly) kinder to the environment. That’s what we call a win-win.

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Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4​ – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
0-100 km/h3.7 s
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed325 km/h (202 mph)
Overall displacementTBC
Max. power output*560 PS (412 kW; 552 hp)@8000
Max. torque*540 N⋅m (398 lb⋅ft)@6500
Dimensions & Weight
Dry weight**TBC
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

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