2012 Lamborghini Gallardo
The 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 (base) will be introduced at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The 2012 Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, a popular Gallardo variant, is alive and basking in the limelight. First introduced at the Paris Auto Show, the LP57-4 Spyder Performante is a lightweight, high-performance variant of the already lightweight, high-performance Gallardo.
Its name provides clues: LP stands for “Longitudinale Posteriore,” the engine orientation, and 570 refers to maximum horsepower output. The Spyder suffix refers to the open top, and the Performante suffix points to the mind-blowing performance, at a 3.9-second 0-62 mph dash and a top speed of 201 mph. Other popular variants are the bi-colored Gallardo exhibited at the recent Detroit Auto Show and the LP 570-4 Spyder Superleggera (super lightweight) version due at the forthcoming Paris Auto Show.
The base Gallardo will receive a revised and upscale interior, reworked front suspension, carbon ceramic brakes, and a new aerodynamics package. The drop-top LP 570-4 Spyder Performante is due for a performance touch-up, and the all-new 2012 Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Superleggera (super lightweight) receives some aesthetic touches – revised rear spoiler and front fascia – as well as some interior revisions, giving it a total weight of less than 3,000 pounds.