, V-10 DOHC
manual or e-gear, AWD
@ 8,000 rpm
The hardtop Gallardo
LP 560-4 has been on the market since early 2008, as the
successor to the most successful Lamborghini of all time – since
2003, more than 8,500 models bearing the Gallardo name have
left the production facility in Sant'Agata Bolognese.
Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini
said of the convertible model: "With the Spyder, we are now
unveiling a car that is, quite simply, a new dimension in the
latest Gallardo range. It is an entirely new model, whilst building
on the substantial technical and design attributes of the Gallardo
LP560-4 production strategy. The new Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder
is a simply breathtaking automobile – and utterly unparalleled
in its commitment to extreme motoring."
Power for the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder comes from
the same 5.2 litre mid-mounted V10 found in the coupe. This
unit develops 552 horsepower @ 8,000 rpm and 398 lb-ft torque
at 6,500 rpm. With this engine the LP560-4 Spyder can reach
62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.0 seconds, and top out at 201 mph.
One of the most impressive features of the engine is the fact
that Lamborghini's engineers succeeded in lowering the fuel
consumption and CO2 emissions of the car by 18 percent, despite
a considerable improvement in performance over the previous
The chassis of the 2009 Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder is has been
directly influenced by motorsport designs. The aluminium double
wishbones with re-designed kinematics encircle the wheels, while
the springs and shock absorbers have been recalibrated for stiffness
and optimum grip. The rear axle now has an additional track
rod, bringing an extra element of control to the car.
To bring the car to a halt the Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder employs
eight-piston Brembo calipers gripping 14.37 in (365 mm) diameter
discs at the front, while four-cylinder callipers and 14 in
(356 mm) discs feature at the rear. The new disc ventilation
also improves brake fade under extreme load conditions.
Highly stable carbon ceramic discs are available as an option.
At the front the CCB (Carbon Ceramic Brake) discs measure 15
in (380mm) diameter and at the rear 14 in (356mm). They deliver
improved performance with reduced weight. The CCB system significantly
reduces weight, which improves dynamics and comfort.
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