Even before the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder was revealed in an invite-only off-site venue on November 16, 2011, as part of several days of festivities surrounding the said event.
It is a convertible version of the rear-wheel drive Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni Edition.
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder is powered by longitudinally-mounted 5.2 liter V-10 engine with 550 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque mated to either six-speed e-gear or six-manual gearbox transmission. The six-speed manual gearbox is a standard feature, while the Semi-Automatic, Electronic-gearbox transmission system is obtained as an option. It is able to sprint from standstill to 100 km/hour in only 4.2 seconds, with the top speed reaching up to 317 km/hour.
Exterior & Interior
This model has a slightly lower weight than the previous Gallardo models weighing at 3,351 lbs resulting to 47-43 front-to-rear distribution. It has a low body profile with a ground clearance of five inches, which improves the dynamics of the car due to its low center point of gravity. Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder has a standard wheel of 19-inch units shod with Pirelli P Zero rubber.
The sophisticated features of this car include heated seats, front air conditioning system and a dual zone climate control. The standard safety features includes an anti-lock braking system, front dual-stage air bags and traction control. A wind deflector is installed behind the seats to make roofless driving less noisy.
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder is estimated to be in production by the summer of 2012 in the US. The price is expected to be a few thousand dollars more than the Valentino Balboni edition.
|Vehicle Type: Convertible||Base Price: $250,000.00|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.6 gallons (80 liters)||Miles Per Gallon: 13 city / 20 hwy|
|Length: 171.1 in. (434.5 cm)||Wheel Base: 100.8 in. (256 cm)|
|Height: 46.6 in. (118.4 cm)||Width: 74.8 in. (190 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 3351 lbs (1520 kg)||Maximum Seating: 2 people|
|Engine: 40-valve DOHC 10 Cylinder||Displacement: 5204 cc|
|Horsepower: 550 HP||Max RPM: 8000 RPM|
|Torque: 398.3 lb-ft @ 6500 rpm||Transmission: 6-Speed Dual-Cluthc e gear|
|0-60 mph: 4.2 seconds||Maximum Speed: 198.5 mph (319 km/h)|