Lamborghini Gallardo production ends

Italian supercar manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., has stopped production of its entry-level offering, the Gallardo.

Ten years after it was introduced at the Geneva Auto Show, the final Gallardo has left the Sant’Agata Bolognese manufacturing plant. The last Gallardo, a Rosso Mars (red) LP-570-4 Spyder Performante, sporting a 5.2 litre V10 power plant, is headed for a private collector’s garage.

Introduced in the year of Lamborghini’s 40th anniversary, the Gallardo has been its best-selling product, accounting for 14,022 of the 30,000 cars that the company has sold since it was founded in 1963. The Gallardo helped Lamborghini achieve an annual sales figure of 2000 units, which was a significant rise from the 250 units that it could manage previously. Originally powered by a 5.0 litre V10, the car’s engine has gained 200 cc and 70 PS over the years. Rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive versions, hardtops and convertibles, various paint schemes and Superlegerra versions with reduced weight have been on offer.

We expect the Gallardo’s replacement to debut at the Geneva Auto Show, 2014. It will be called the Lamborghini Huracan.


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