March 11th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham
Following the Gallardo Bicolore special edition announced a month ago Lamborghini is back at it with a new special edition Gallardo – the Tricolore.
Even if your Italian isn’t so flash you may have worked out that the name hints at one more colour. What’s it all about? The Gallardo Tricolore commemorates the 150th anniversary of Italian unification. But rather than paint the entire car in three colours the Tricolore arrives in white with the three colours of the Italian flag as an offset stripe, running over the top of the car and also through the interior.
The extremely limited edition model is set for an official unveiling next week in Turin, when more details and images will be released. So far no details have been given on the exact quantity to be produced and the specific drivetrain configuration. The Gallardo’s beastly 5.2-litre V10 engine is currently offered with 550-, 560- and 570-horsepower power outputs, putting its grunt to either the rear wheels or all four, and with manual or e-gear transmissions. Continue reading “Lamborghini Gallardo Tricolore edition celebrates unification” »
January 27th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham
Lamborghini has just revealed a new Bicolore edition Gallardo 560-4 at the Qatar Auto Show.
It’s a striking vehicle but comes as little surprise following on from the Gallardo SE revealed back in 2006. The new 560-4 version sports a familiar high-contrast paint scheme with black covering the roof section, pillars, front air intakes and front spoiler. There’s also special titanium-finish multispoke Skorplus alloys filling the guards. The remainder of the bodywork can be purchased in yellow, orange, silver, blue or white, while the interior is black leather with contrasting stitching to match the exterior color.
The Gallardo LP 560-4 Bicolore comes packing Lambo’s V10 engine pumping out 560-horsepower and putting it to the ground through an all-wheel drive system. The model is exclusive to the European and Asia-Pacific markets. The North American market will receive the Bicolore treatment on the LP 550-2, which is the the rear-wheel-drive, 550-hp car.
December 17th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham
Aftermarket tuner Anderson Germany has turned its attention to the Lamborghini Gallardo and the result is the special ‘White Edition’. Some discrete exterior modifications implemented by the DÃ¼sseldorf-based tuner mix in with an all encompassing arctic white paintjob. Despite being white the ‘White Edition’ is anything but bland and features contrasting 20-inch alloys with shiny black spokes and a full 600 ponies under the bonnet.
According to Anderson Germany, exterior upgrades include tinted windows and tail-lights, some carbon fibre trim and a widened bodykit. There are also small LED lights on the sides of the Gallardo and red brake calipers, which really should have been painted white.
The white theme pushes into the inside where there is white cladding and two tone seats finished in black Alcantara with white leather.
The engine hasn’t been painted white but it has been fitted with sport air filter and exhaust system and, after some work on the ECU, now produces 600 hp, or 40 more horses than the standard 5.2-litre V10 engine. A sport suspension set up completes the special treatment.
The Lamborghini Gallardo White Edition is available for purchase, but pricing details haven’t been released just yet.
Check out images of the Lamborghini Gallardo White Edition in the gallery below. Continue reading “Anderson Germany creates Lamborghini Gallardo White Edition” »
December 7th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham
What does Golf and Lamborghini have in common? Not much until the invention of forged composite carbon. The ultra-modern material is used in both the Lamborghini Gallardo and the new Callaway Diablo Octane driver. So the two companies decided to get together for some shameless promotions and put the golf club against the hardcore LP560-4 to see if pro Stuart Appleby can drive a golf ball 250 meters faster than the Gallardo can cover the same distance from a rolling start.
With a good drive Stuart Appleby can launch a golf ball at about 280kph. By comparison a Lamborghini Gallardo can approach speeds of 320kph. The supercar is already at a good pace as it crosses the start line, and Appleby appears to strike the ball at almost exactly the same time. In the video the Lambo goes full-throttle right through the finish line with no sign of the ball anywhere near, but the power of slo-mo helps reveal the truth. You want the truth? Then check out the video below. Continue reading “Lamborghini Gallardo vs Stuart Appleby’s golf ball (+video)” »
December 2nd, 2010 by Darren Cottingham
Here at Car and SUV we don’t encourage street racing, but occasionally something comes past our desks that’s a little bit special. This latest big budget street race video to reach the internet puts a Porsche 911 GT3 against a Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera around the streets of Paris.
It’s an elegantly shot video with professional drivers putting the exotic metal through its paces. Will the GT3’s precise German engineering be enough to fend off the Raging Bull? You’ll have to watch the video below to find out. But there is certainly something awesome about seeing the latest European supercars skid along cobblestone Parisian streets.
Click on the video box below to watch the action. Continue reading “Porsche 911 GT3 vs Lamborghini Gallardo in Paris street race (+video)” »
November 10th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham
Underground Racing Lamborghini Gallardo crashes at Texas Mile event.
September 28th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham
Lamborghini has released details on its latest special edition supercar. Based on the Gallardo, Lamborghini teamed up with Swiss luxury watchmaker Blancpain to create the special machine that pays homage to the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo racing cars. It all makes sense as Blancpain is the title sponsor of the one-make racing series.
So what’s so exclusive about this limited edition machine. Well it’s sharply finished in all black paintwork, is fully road-legal and the Gallardo LP 570-4 Blancpain Edition adopts the racing model’s Countach-sized rear-wing and racing engine cover which apparently improves ventilation.
The car also gets shiny new Skorpius alloy wheels with painted yellow brake calipers and discs made from a carbon-ceramic composite. There is naturally several carbon-fibre pieces such as the rear diffuser and wing mirror surrounds.
Inside, the racing theme continues with black Alcantara with yellow accents and more carbon-fibre trim.
Like the Super Trofeo race car, the Blancpain Edition is motivated by Lambo’s 5.2-liter V10 with the same 570-horsepower found in the series production Gallardo Superleggera
Lamborghini claims the Blancpain Edition is the lightest road-legal model in its range, with a dry weight of 1340 kilograms.
Continue reading “Lamborgini unleashes Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition” »
February 18th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham
Testing Five Exotic Supercars