2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

Frankfurt, Germany, September 12th 2005-Two years after the release of the Gallardo Coupe supercar, Lamborghini have released their drop-top version at the 2005 Frankfurt Auto Show. The new Gallardo Spider features a fully retractable soft top that takes a mere 20 seconds to deploy.

The Gallardo Spyder is not just an open-top version of the Coupe, but is a completely new model. The new Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder features a number of important modifications to the original engine and transmission.

The V10 engine now develops 520 hp (382 kW) at 8,000 rpm. The six-speed gearbox now has lower ratios which create a more dynamic performance along with the more direct steering and recalibrated suspension.

Great care has been taken over the structural design of the new Gallardo Spyder, which of course complies fully with all the relevant safety standards. The space frame has been reinforced in the area of the sills and the A pillars have been strengthened with the adoption of an automatic Roll Over protection system (comprising two ‘pop-ups’) integrated with the air bag system.

Like the other models in the range, the Gallardo Spyder also benefits from aluminium bodywork and features permanent four-wheel drive.

And finally, its performance figures: the Gallardo Spyder – which complies with EURO 4 homologation standards – reaches a top speed of 314 km/h with the roof up and 307 km/h with the roof down, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds.

There are also new body colours available. In addition to those current range of Gallardo colours, the new Gallardo Spyder is also available in the two special colours: Celeste Phoebe (light blue) and Verde Picus (green).

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
released at2006 LA Auto Show
built atSant’Agata Bolognese, Italy
body stylistLuc Donckerwolke
price $$195 000 USD
engine90 Degree, Aluminum V10 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
positionMid Longitudinal
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cylinder w/Variable Intake System & Continuously Variable Valve Timing
fuel feedMultipoint Sequential Fuel Injection
displacement4961 cc / 302.7 in³
bore82.5 mm / 3.25 in
stroke92.8 mm / 3.65 in
power387.8 kw / 520 bhp @ 7800 rpm
specific output104.82 bhp per litre
bhp/weight331.21 bhp per tonne
torque510 nm / 376.2 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
body / frameAluminum & Thermoplastic over Aluminum Spaceframe
driven wheels4WD w/Viscous Traction System
front tiresPirelli Pzero 235/35 ZR 19
rear tiresPirelli Pzero 295/30 ZR 19
front brakesVented Discs w/Brembo 8-Piston Calipers, ABS, EBD
rear brakesVented Discs w/Brembo 8-Piston Calipers, ABS, EBD
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 Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Gas Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1570 kg / 3461 lbs
wheelbase2560 mm / 100.8 in
front track1622 mm / 63.9 in
rear track1592 mm / 62.7 in
length4300 mm / 169.3 in
width1900 mm / 74.8 in
transmission6-Speed Manual w/Optional Robotized E-Gear
gear ratios2.563:1, 1.850:1, 1.423:1, 1.138:1, 0.939:1
final drive3.077:1
0 – 60 mph~4.1 seconds
0 – 100 mph~9.0 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~12.3 seconds