As the successor to the best selling Lamborghini in the brand’s history, the new Spyder certainly has a reputation to live up to – and on first impression this is a legacy that will certainly be maintained.
While similar to the previous Gallardo, the new LP 560-4 is an entirely new model, boasting a lighter transmission, new engine, and revised permanent all-wheel drive system all contribute to significantly improved performance and dynamics.
“The Gallardo has changed the face of Lamborghini in this country, at the moment we have the youngest, strongest and most popular product line up in the company’s 46 year old history,” Andrew Smith, Managing Director, Lamborghini Melbourne – Sydney – Brisbane, said.
Like the Coupe, the LP 560-4 Spyder offers a new 5.2-litre V10 engine with an output of 412kW at 8000rpm – a 29kW improvement over its predecessor coupled with a 20kg weight reduction.
This allows the new Spyder to sprint from zero to 100km/h in four seconds flat and onto a top speed of 324km/h,
At the same time, the new highly efficient driveline uses a direct fuel injection system, which improve fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by a staggering 18 per cent.
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder will go on sale in Australia, during the second of half of 2009, with pricing yet to be confirmed.