The new level of performance and high speed was registered recently in the open top sports car niche. A great example that combines very well these two features mentioned above is the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante. The Lamborghini’s engineers applied the Superleggera treatment on the Spyder version of the Gallardo and transformed it into a more powerful supercar. The officials said that they wanted to manufacture an open model of the Superleggera which will be much lighter and will be able to achieve a higher speed.
2012 Lamborghini Gallardo
The exterior design of the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante is different from the Gallardo Spyder, because it has a more aggressive nose and a colored grille. You can admire the new special body stripes and the areas made of carbon fiber visible on the outside. The Lamborghini’s 2012 Gallardo will be available in a variety of colors including gray, black, white, yellow and orange, but don’t worry if you want another color for your supercar. The Italian automaker will paint it in the color you want, but that will cost you some extra money. I must say that the most incredible color is the Murci’s nuclear Pearl Metallic Flue Green.
Lamborghini tried to reduce the car’s weight by working its magic when it comes to materials and sizes. The final weight didn’t exceed 3275 pounds. All that because of the use of carbon fiber as a main material for the rear spoiler, the bonnet, the rear diffuser, the mirrors and even for the inside of the car including the trim of the handle, the seat shells and the center console.
2012 Lamborghini Gallardo interior
The interior of the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo is covered in Alcatara leather substitutes. The use of this material saves some weight and adds a more exotic sensation to the car. You can choose contrasting colors for the seats and the seat stitching. The variety of colors for the Alcatara leather is large and matches with the palette available for the exterior paint. So, you can pick one of the colors offered you by the company including Nero Noctis, Bianco Monocerus or Giallo Midas. Other features that characterize this supercar are the leather steering wheel, the alarm system, the parking brake handle and the multimedia navigation system.
And now, getting to the good stuff, the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo is equipped with a 5.2 liters V10 engine that produces 570 horsepower, the same engine used on the coupe version. The full power of this engine is available at 8000 rpm with a 398 pound-feet power torque. The Spyder Performante goes from zero to 62 mph in only 3.9 seconds. Regarding the top speed of the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante, I must say that the 324 km/h or 201 mph are a real heaven for those who are addicted to speed.
The 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo also features a special rubber and a sportier suspension than the regular Gallardo Spyder. The Performante is equipped with an e-gear transmission and an automated single-clutch system, but the six speed manual transmission is also available as a no-cost option. Other features offered by the Lamborghini are the Pirelli P Zero Corsa sports tires, the aluminum suspension and the light 19 inches wheels. Moreover, the car is equipped with brakes managed by the ESP stability control system. The brake discs have diameters of 365 and 356 mm and are ventilated. In addition, Lamborghini can offer discs brakes made of carbon fiber that are equipped with six piston calipers up front.
The price of this 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo is expected to be between $205,000 and $242,695.
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