2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4

Paris/Sant’Agata Bolognese, September 26, 2012 – At the 2012 Paris Motorshow Automobili Lamborghini is presenting the most successful super sports car of its entire history with a new design – even more aggressive, and more extreme: the new Gallardo LP 560-4 and the LP 570-4 Edizione Tecnica. The new Gallardo LP 560-4 – equipped with permanent four wheel drive- has a new front end and a new rear, while top models in the Gallardo line-up,the LP 570-4 Superleggera and the LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, will be offered also as the further enhanced Edizione Tecnica. The six models of the Gallardo family are now clearly differentiated and can be customized perfectly to suit every type of driver.

The new Gallardo models will be available at Lamborghini dealerships from November 2012.

The new Gallardo LP 560-4
The unique design with its razor-sharp lines is one of the key factors in its great success worldwide. Nearly 13,000 units have already left the Sant’Agata Bolognese factory.

The Gallardo design has now been further accentuated in the new Gallardo LP 560-4. The new front end is characterized by triangular and trapezoidal forms – two shapes that are highly typical of the Lamborghini design language. Divided by diagonal elements in body color and in black, the overall look of the front end is broader and more forceful, giving it an even stronger bond with the road.

To complete the new look larger air intakes have been created ahead of the front wheels and the new 19-inch “Apollo polished” alloy wheels, painted in matt black and featuring precision-machined spokes in polished silver.

Also new is the even more dynamic rear end design on the Gallardo LP 560-4. The triangle and trapezoid are, of course, the characteristic design elements here, too. The air outlet for the power unit now has now a wider surface area, which improves its thermodynamic efficiency. A new Style Package is available as an option and offers high-gloss black paintwork on the underside of the front spoiler, front and rear grilles and the transverse element of the rear trim to give the Gallardo LP 560-4 an even more powerful look.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
released at2012 Paris Motor Show
built atItaly
price £/td>£164,444
engine90° V10. w/Dry Sump Lubrication
positionMid, Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
ignitionCoil-On-Plug
block materialAluminum
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/Variable Intake System & Continuously Variable Valve Timing
fuel feedDirect Fuel Injection
displacement5204 cc / 317.6 in³
bore84.5 mm / 3.3 in
stroke92.8 mm / 3.7 in
compression12.5:1
power412.0 kw / 552.5 bhp @ 8000 rpm
specific output106.17 bhp per litre
bhp/weight368.33 bhp per tonne
torque540 nm / 398.3 ft lbs @ 6500 rpm
body / frameAluminum & Thermoplastic Body over Aluminum Spaceframe
driven wheels4WD w/Viscous Traction System, ESP, ASR
wheel typeApollo Wheels
front tiresPirelli Pzero 235/35 ZR 19
rear tiresPirelli Pzero 295/30 ZR 19
front brakesCarbon Ceramic Vented Discs w/8-Piston Brembo Specialist Calipers
f brake size38 x 380 mm / 1.5 x 15.0 in
rear brakesCarbon Ceramic Vented Discs w/4-Piston Brembo Specialist Calipers
r brake size32 x 356 mm / 1.3 x 14.0 in
front wheelsF 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19 x 8.5 in
rear wheelsR 48.3 x 27.9 cm / 19 x 11 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Gas-Filled Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Gas-Filled Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1500 kg / 3307 lbs
weight distro43 % / 57 %
wheelbase2560 mm / 100.8 in
front track1632 mm / 64.3 in
rear track1597 mm / 62.9 in
length4345 mm / 171.1 in
width1900 mm / 74.8 in
height1165 mm / 45.9 in
transmission6-Speed Manual w/Optional Robotized E-Gear
tran clutchDouble plate 215 mm
gear ratios2.563:1, 1.850:1, 1.423:1, 1.138:1, 0.939:1
final drive3.077:1
top speed~325 kph / 201.9 mph
0 – 60 mph~3.6 seconds
0 – 100 kph~3.7 seconds
0 – 200 kph~11.8 seconds
urban fuel econ eu21 L/100 km or 11.20 mpg-us
extra urban fuel econ eu10 L/100 km or 23.52 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu14 L/100 km or 16.80 mpg-us
emission327 g/km
fuel capacity90 litres or 23.76 gal.