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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 by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
released at 2006 LA Auto Show
built at Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy
body stylist Luc Donckerwolke
price $ $195 000 USD
engine 90 Degree, Aluminum V10 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cylinder w/Variable Intake System & Continuously Variable Valve Timing
fuel feed Multipoint Sequential Fuel Injection
displacement 4961 cc / 302.7 in³
bore 82.5 mm / 3.25 in
stroke 92.8 mm / 3.65 in
compression 11.0:1
power 387.8 kw / 520 bhp @ 7800 rpm
specific output 104.82 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 331.21 bhp per tonne
torque 510 nm / 376.2 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
redline 8100
body / frame Aluminum & Thermoplastic over Aluminum Spaceframe
driven wheels 4WD w/Viscous Traction System
front tires Pirelli Pzero 235/35 ZR 19
rear tires Pirelli Pzero 295/30 ZR 19
front brakes Vented Discs w/Brembo 8-Piston Calipers, ABS, EBD
rear brakes Vented Discs w/Brembo 8-Piston Calipers, ABS, EBD
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 Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Gas Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1570 kg / 3461 lbs
wheelbase 2560 mm / 100.8 in
front track 1622 mm / 63.9 in
rear track 1592 mm / 62.7 in
length 4300 mm / 169.3 in
width 1900 mm / 74.8 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual w/Optional Robotized E-Gear
gear ratios 2.563:1, 1.850:1, 1.423:1, 1.138:1, 0.939:1
final drive 3.077:1
0 – 60 mph ~4.1 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~9.0 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~12.3 seconds