As if 520hp wasn't enough, Lamborghini has facelifted its desirable and successful-running Gallardo for 2009 model year. The makeover entails improved mechanicals and tuning to its 5.2L V10, bumped up to produce 560hp at a rather manic 8000rpm. Aesthetics nip and tuck include an aggressively restyled front bumper (ala Reventon) plus rear end et al, which further emphasise the 2009 Gallardo LP560-4 sporting intentions.
Under the skin, an approximate 20kg reduction in weight has been achieved, which in turn improves the power-to-weight ratio to 2.5kg per hp and hence zippiness. Claimed performance figures are 0-100km/h in 3.7secs, and this Gallardo will accelerate all the way to 325km/h on permitting open road. In tune with the times, Lamborghini also claims that fuel consumption and CO2 emissions have been reduced by as much as 18% despite higher performance figures.