Lamborghini has launched the Lamborghini Gallardo MLE, its first Malaysia-only Limited Edition car, fittingly released at an Italian restaurant in Malaysia.
The $540,000 Gallardo MLE is based on the 405kW rear-wheel-drive Gallardo LP 550-2 but sports a Gallardo Superleggera 570-4 (pictured below) body kit comprising the front bumper, side skirts, carbonfibre mirrors and rear diffuser as well as titanium exhaust tips and 19-inch wheels. Despite the visual changes both the 5.2-litre V10 engine and E-gear transmission remain unchanged.
The Gallardo MLE's unique interior combines leather and Alcantara to meet customer requests for "a Gallardo that has the exciting exterior attributes of the Superleggera 570-4 but with the interior comforts of the standard Gallardo", Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur chairman Chut Nyak Isham Nyak Ariff told The Star in Malaysia.
The Gallardo MLE is available in three colours, Bianco Monocerus (solid white), Verde Ithaca (pearl green) and Arancio Borealis (pearl orange) and will be limited to 20 cars. Each one will be built to customer order through the official Malaysian importer for Lamborghini, Eminent Century.
The special edition is the result of positive sales in Malaysia and a year-long collaboration between Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur and parent company Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
The Gallardo MLE has identical performance to its base car - not a bad thing - meaning acceleration from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 320km/h.
Reports suggest Lamborghini has so far received three orders for the Gallardo Malaysia Limited Edition.
Photos of Lamborghini Gallardo MLE courtesy of The Star and Edmunds Inside Line.