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Old 20th June 2007, 15:21   #1
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Lamborghini Gallardo V8 Prototype Spied

This involves a little speculation here, but our sources at the Nürburgring have photographed what may be a V8-powered Lamborghini Gallardo prototype. A slightly revised front fascia, and a visibly reworked exhaust out back suggest that some engine changes are being explored. This Gallardo is reportedly being benchmarked with an Audi RS4, which is powered by a high-revving 420 hp V8 4.2FSI power plant. The RS4's V8 would be a logical engine choice if Lamborghini decides to move ahead with a slightly more sedate (and affordable) Gallardo variant. Our Ring spies tell us that this revised Gallardo is noticeably quieter than the typical V10-powered version, when running all-out on the track.



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Sounds really good! An affordable Gallardo! The Dark Side is taking over..! Isn't the RS4's engine in the R8 also?
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i like the sound of it a budget supercar
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I dont think this is a very good idea, Lambo can go down market but to use gallardo as the base wouldnt be acceptable to current owners. Also the Gallardo isnt exactly on top of its game in its class currently, so to dilute the image would make it worse, the SL version is really nice but then it comes at a steeper price than the base, oh well i am not really complaining about a cheaper lambo, just a cheaper gallardo..

And I think it should be Audi's job to do that and they did it quite alright with the R8..
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This would put it in the sub 100K range or so?
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This would put it in the sub 100K range or so?
Not possible more like 150k, the gallardo is a 200k machine. It might end up being a 50k diff, I think they are trying to answer to the rumor that Ferrari is readying the 420-450hp Dino type Sub F430 replacement and place the next F450 or whatever it might end up getting called in a slot a little higher than the F430. So they will push the next Gallardo to the 250 mark and keep this at 150 mark and the ferrari will also make the Sub F430 in 150 mark and F450 as 250 mark leaving them enough room for their higher priced vehicles. I am sure Lambo will provide an answer to the 612 soon..

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