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2008 Geneva Motor Show: Lamborghini Reveals New 'Gallardo Coupe LP560-4' Model


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  • Geneva, March 4 -- Italian super sports car giant Lamborghini unveiled its new Gallardo Coupe LP560-4 at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday 4th March. The company is famous for the striking looks of its cars - and internet chatrooms have been buzzing on the web for weeks about how this new model will look. But this time some of the biggest changes are on the inside.

    The new model to replace the former Gallardo Coupe features:

      -- A new 5.2 litre V10 engine with an output of 560 bhp
      -- permanent four-wheel drive transmission
      -- new suspension, delivering even further improved performance and
         dynamics
      -- It is lighter than the previous Gallardo by 20kg
      -- CO2 emissions have been substantially reduced
    

    And all of this means the new Gallardo's performance is enhanced as well. It accelerates from 0-100km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.7 seconds. Its top speed is 325km/h (202 mph).

    "The new Gallardo LP560-4 is a significantly enhanced version of what was already an extreme car," said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini SpA. "With an even more sharply defined character, the new Gallardo LP560-4 is also innately elegant and sensuous: the expression of an uncompromising lifestyle."

    The car's name refers to its engine position (LP- Longitudinale Posteriore - long ways/mid-rear mounted) its heightened power of 560 hp and the Lamborghini USP of permanent four-wheel drive.

    The new Gallardo Coupe combines new elegance and sensuality with the aggressive, clean lines clearly recognisable as Lamborghini.

    Distinct new body styling distinguishes the car from its predecessor: external features include new air vents, new rear and front bumpers. The Y motif arrow LED lights are inspired by other Lamborghini models including the 1 million euro Reventon. The car even has a rear camera which has been integrated in a small fin in the rear spoiler.