Date posted : November 20. 2008
We had to wait a while for this amazing convertible to arrive, but finally Automobili Lamborghini SpA has made the Gallardo Spyder available in the amazing LP560-4 evolution, one of the most impressive Raging Bull ever with road holding manners that can rival just about anything it could encounter on the open road, amazing workmanship and beautiful trim and finish, all available on a super car that can be used as a daily driver.
You'll have to admit the Gallardo Spyder already was a very nice looking car, now based on the LP560-4 bodywork and chassis, the Spyder has matured into an even better driving car with stunning looks. We encounter the 'Reventón' styled front spoiler with the small section in between the large air intakes that gives the Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder a very aggressive stance, no matter from which angle you look at it.
At the rear you are greeted by a quartet of shining exhaust pipes, that give out the thundering sound of the improved V10 engine, which on this new Spyder evolution pumps out a massive 560 hp at 8000 rpm, just like the Coupé version. Do note that the Spyder was made a little higher than the closed version, so the suspension had to be modified slightly, but all those that have driven the LP560-4 already agree that it corners perfectly and I have no doubt the Spyder version will be equally impressive on the open road.
Also note that the LP560-4 version of the Spyder is a full 44 pound (20 Kgs) lighter than its predecessor, add to this the power increase of 40 hp and you will understand this new 'baby' Lamborghini can hardly be called a baby anymore, this is a full grown exotic super car that can be enjoyed with the sun in your eyes.
The LP560-S Spyder receives the same LED running lights as the closed Coupé model, both the headlights and the taillights feature these high tech LED in the by now typical Y-shape, just like we've seen on the Reventón, the Murciélago and recently the magnificent Estoque super sport sedan, a concept car that was shown on the 2008 Paris Motor Show and that could see production as early as 2011 ... probably with an evolution of the V10 engine now mounted in the Gallardo LP560-4 series.
The Lamborghini Gallardo was one of a few convertibles on the market that looked almost equally as nice with the soft top down or up, and the LP560-4 edition remains true to this feature. A fully lined fabric top available in no less than four colors accentuates the attention to detail on this Raging Bull, the top opens at the touch of a button (actually two switches to be exact) and only takes 20 seconds to complete.
For the interior the future owner can select either smooth leather of Alcantara® in just about any color imaginable, and with the option of a Carbon Fiber package for the dashboard and central console he (or she) can personalized their brand new Bull even further. Can't find what you are looking for in the regular brochure ? No problem, the "Ad Personam" individualization program will take your new Lamborghini to unseen heights, they can mix just about any color you could specify, both for the bodywork and for the interior, however Ad Personam also offers three stunning matte shades : Black, White and Brown.
Once you've decided on the color combination of your brand new Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder you can add the CCB to the option list, these are the Carbon Ceramic brake system that is now available, massive 15 inch discs at the front and large 14 inch discs at the rear, the CCB system lower the weight of your Gallardo even further and improves dynamics and comfort.
The large disc brakes are hiding behind really good looking, double spoke "Apollo" wheels that are shod with massive Pirelli P-Zero tires that have been specifically developed for the Lamborghini (235/35 ZR 19 front and 295/30 ZR 19 rear), however the black painted "Cordelia" wheels are available as an option.
The only thing missing from the option list for the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder in my opinion is a glass engine cover ... that would really make a difference I think, driving one of the most beautiful cars available today and give onlookers a peak of that powerful V10 engine. However I doubt this will keep those fortunate enough to be able to afford it from buying the LP560-4 Spyder, it is a sensual looking super car that will probably outsell its predecessor quickly in the years to come ... well done Lamborghini !
If you want to make sure you receive your very own Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder within a reasonable delay I suggest you place your order now at a local dealership, I'm sure that delivery times for this new Raging Bull will be extending quickly once people are able to admire it during the 2008 Los Angeles Motor Show.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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