Thursday, 3 June 2010
2007 Lamborghini Gallardo LP520-4
One look at the Lamborghini above, can you tell that the basic shape has been around since 2003? Not really right? Of course, the LP520-4 above has 520 horses as compared to the 'lower' 500 horses of the 2003 -2005 models of the Gallardo.
Whatever ponies it may be pushing...gawd! the sound it makes - as you swing the tacho towards redline - is unbelievably awesome! It beggars belief the auditory nirvana you experience as the V10 sings, then howl along with the thrust-thumping exhaust note.
The drive was too short - in congested Friday traffic et al - to really feel the depth of the svelte-looking sports coupe. This Gallardo in striking yellow really shouts that you have indeed, arrived.
One thing was glaringly noticeable though, enough with the single robotic-clutch, clunky and jerky, lift-and-shift-in-manual-mode-a-must E-gear, Audi AG. Give the next generation (or facelift/upgrade?) Gallardo S-Tronic/DSG or whatever Lamborghini might wanna dub it in Italian. The Gallardo truly deserves better, to be in the league of Porsche DoppelKupplung (PDK) and Ferrari's DCT.