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by George Skentzos

Lamborghini has finally unveiled the much anticipated Spyder version of its new Gallardo LP 560-4 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

 

As the successor to the best-selling Lamborghini of all time, the LP 560-4 Spyder perfectly combines the performance and handling of the coupe with the luxury of open air driving.

2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder

As the brand’s largest global market, the Los Angeles Auto Show was specifically chosen as the location for the supercar’s worldwide debut, with Southern California contributing to approximately 30 percent of all Lamborghini sales in the United States.

“The LP 560-4 is the best example of the Gallardo to date and will be a great contribution to Lamborghini’s future success,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “The entirely new LP 560-4 Spyder adds another dimension to the Gallardo’s lineage with extreme design language and class-leading performance.”

 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder

The Spyder boasts the same 5.2-litre V10 engine as its hardtop sibling which develops 412kW and 540Nm at 6500rpm.

Performance has been slightly compromised, covering naught to 100km/h in ‘about’ 4 seconds – compared to the coupe’s 3.7 seconds, and a slightly slower top speed of 323km/h.

 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder

The Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder is now available to order from dealers worldwide, with customer deliveries commencing Spring 2009.




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