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 by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
released at 2012 Paris Motor Show
built at Italy
price £/td> £164,444
engine 90° V10. w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Mid, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
ignition Coil-On-Plug
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/Variable Intake System & Continuously Variable Valve Timing
fuel feed Direct Fuel Injection
displacement 5204 cc / 317.6 in³
bore 84.5 mm / 3.3 in
stroke 92.8 mm / 3.7 in
compression 12.5:1
power 412.0 kw / 552.5 bhp @ 8000 rpm
specific output 106.17 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 368.33 bhp per tonne
torque 540 nm / 398.3 ft lbs @ 6500 rpm
body / frame Aluminum & Thermoplastic Body over Aluminum Spaceframe
driven wheels 4WD w/Viscous Traction System, ESP, ASR
wheel type Apollo Wheels
front tires Pirelli Pzero 235/35 ZR 19
rear tires Pirelli Pzero 295/30 ZR 19
front brakes Carbon Ceramic Vented Discs w/8-Piston Brembo Specialist Calipers
f brake size 38 x 380 mm / 1.5 x 15.0 in
rear brakes Carbon Ceramic Vented Discs w/4-Piston Brembo Specialist Calipers
r brake size 32 x 356 mm / 1.3 x 14.0 in
front wheels F 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 27.9 cm / 19 x 11 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Gas-Filled Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Gas-Filled Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1500 kg / 3307 lbs
weight distro 43 % / 57 %
wheelbase 2560 mm / 100.8 in
front track 1632 mm / 64.3 in
rear track 1597 mm / 62.9 in
length 4345 mm / 171.1 in
width 1900 mm / 74.8 in
height 1165 mm / 45.9 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual w/Optional Robotized E-Gear
tran clutch Double plate 215 mm
gear ratios 2.563:1, 1.850:1, 1.423:1, 1.138:1, 0.939:1
final drive 3.077:1
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 eu 21 L/100 km or 11.20 mpg-us
extra urban fuel econ eu 10 L/100 km or 23.52 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu 14 L/100 km or 16.80 mpg-us
emission 327 g/km
fuel capacity 90 litres or 23.76 gal.