Monday, 29 November 2010

Gallardo Spyder Performante

In LA, the covers have been lifted from Sant'Agata's latest - the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante. Think of it as a Superleggera version of the current Spyder, with 65kg having been shaved from it via the prodigious use of aluminium and carbon-fibre. The 570bhp 5.2-litre V10 gets you to 62mph in 3.9s and goes on to 201mph (although you wouldn't want to do that with the roof down), meaning it's just half a second off the coupe's acceleration pace and only 1mph slower at the top end, as if you'd ever notice. The reprofiled nose creates extra downforce over the front axle, while the lower C02 figure adds texture to Lambo's promise of 'less weight, more fascination'. I'm sure Balboni would approve.

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