Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder Unveiled In L.A. – rpmGo.com

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder

Approximately two years ago, the Italian automaker Lamborghini introduced the first rear-wheel drive version of the Gallardo model when they launched the Valentino Balboni edition. The new LP550-2 Spyder borrows most of the technology Lambo used for the special edition, ditching the FWD configuration in favor of a rear-wheel drive system.

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder

The superb car is motivated by a 5.2-liter V10 engine that develops 542 hp which sends all those ponies to the wheels in the back via either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed e-gear, robotized manual gearbox. The Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder is capable of hitting 62 mph from start in just 4.9 seconds and it will keep accelerating until it hits 198 mph.

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder

The car weighs 3,351 pounds (1,520 kg) and Lamborghini has carried out extensive modifications in order to adapt the car to a rear-wheel drive configuration. One example would be applying damper settings and tweaking its aerodynamics which were necessary since the distribution of forces has been changed

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder

The car is scheduled to arrive in the dealerships in spring 2012 and it will carry a retail price of 158,797.60 pounds.

Source: Lamborghini via Autoblog.com

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