2007 Lamborghini Gallardo

MSRP: $178,550 - $200,600

The Lamborghini Gallardo, (Pronounced Ga-yard-oh) is the Italian supercar maker Lamborghini's "entry-level" supercar (owned by German Audi), sitting beneath the Murciélago. It is also the first car to feature the new Lamborghini V10 engine - only the third engine made by the firm. 5,000 Gallardos were built in just three years, making it the company's most-produced model to date. The second-place Diablo took a decade to sell 2,903 units.

The Lamborghini Gallardo is a high-performance exotic super car made in Italy and little brother to the Murcielago.

The Gallardo is available in coupe or Spyder convertible. It has an aluminum body and space frame allowing it a better power to weight ratio. It rides on Pirelli PZero tires mounted on 19-inch wheels and Brembo brakes that have eight-piston front calipers and four-piston rear calipers. It is powered by a 520 hp 5.0-liter V-10 controlled by a six-speed gearbox with 'E-gear' paddle shifters. The Gallardo is full-time all-wheel drive.

TypeMid-Mounted 90° V10
18° crankpin offset
Bore/Stroke82.5mm x 92.8mm
Intake SystemVariable Geometry
Valve gearChain driven, intake and exhaust continuously variable valve timing, electronically controlled
Emission control systemCatalytic converters with lambda sensors
Engine management systemElectronic Lamborghini L.I.E., with individual static ignition, multipoint sequential fuel injection, Drive-by-Wire system, OBD system
Max power367 kW (500bhp) @ 7,800rpm
Max torque510 Nm @ 4,500rpm
Cooling SystemTwo water radiators & gearbox oil cooler & engine oil cooler
LubricationDry sump

TypePermanent 4-wheel drive with viscous traction system
Gearbox6-speed + reverse. As optional, robotized sequential E-gear system with actuation by paddles on the steering column
ClutchDouble plate Ø 215 mm
Front DifferentialSlip limitation by ABD function
Rear Differential45% limited slip

FrameStructural aluminium spaceframe, based on aluminium extruded parts welded to aluminium casted joint elements
BodyAluminium with thermoplastic 'hang on' parts
MirrorsExternal mirror with electrical closing system and heating system, internal mirror with anti-blinding system
Rear spoilerElectronically controlled
AirbagsFront dual stage driver and passenger airbags, side head-thorax airbags
SuspensionDouble wishbones front and rear suspension system, anti-roll bar, anti-dive and anti-squat,self adjusting FSD dampers
ESPFull ESP system with ABS, ASR and ABD
SteeringPower-assisted rack and pinion
BrakesPower vacuum, aluminium alloy calipers: 8 cylinders front caliper and 4 cylinders rear caliper
Ventilated discs365 x 34 mm front
335 x 32 mm rear
Wheels (f/r)Aluminium alloy: 8.5" x 19" - 11" x 19"
Tires (f/r)Pirelli Pzero
235/35 ZR 19
295/30 ZR 19

Overall Length4300 mm
Overall Width1900 mm
Overall Height1165 mm
Wheelbase2560 mm
Front Track1622 mm
Rear Track1592 mm
Dry Weight (no fuel)1430 kg
Distribution (f/r)42% / 58%

Fuel Tank90 litres
Engine Oil10 litres
Engine Coolant20 litres

Top speed309 kmh / 193 mph
Turning circle11.5 m