Lamborghini Gallardo | Cars
Lamborghini. That's a name that should send shivers down your spine....in a good way!
For me, I have always thought of Lamborghini as the craziest supercars on the plant, built in a shed by a crazy Italian. Ferruccio Lamborghini was that man and the first of the crazy cars was the unforgettable Miura with it's fantastic looks and it's insanely sounding V12 engine. The world of bullfighting is a key part of Lamborghini's identity, as it was Ferruccio's interest that would give you the iconic emblem for this historic company. A Lamborghini has at some point been the pin up on everyone’s wall and thanks to the design tastes of Marcello Gandini of Bertone who gave us not only the Miura, but the Countach and Diablo to name a few!
Gallardo, a famous breed of fighting bull and Lamborghini's bestselling car to date. Lamborghini's are designed mainly to make a lot of noise and cause excitement. So, while the Ferrari howls and a McLaren hums, the Lambo bellows. And while the racers were styled by aerodynamicists, the Lambo was designed to make people say “wow”. Which it does. In a Ferrari or a McLaren, you concentrate when you are driving quickly. In the Gallardo, you can’t. You’re too busy laughing.
Who the hell gets to drive one of these pure Italian (half a breath) super cars? This Superleggera model which there are 618 units worldwide and that was when released, makes this car rare, with it's miles of carbon fibre to bring the weight down against the standard car. Worth while..........Yes!
"This thing would blow the dress off a nun..." Jeremy Clarkson
Vehicle - Lamborghini Gallardo
Power Unit - 5.0L V10
Horsepower - 530bhp
Torque - 375 lb. -ft
0 - 60mph - 3.8 Seconds
Top Speed - 196 mph
Transmission - Semi Automatic
Made Famous By - It's a Lamborghini!
Great organisation during the difficult COVID19 restrictions. I had a terrific time driving the Lambo at Castle Combe, with a super instructor. Many thanks.Jim Hickley