2009 Lamborghini Gallardo User Reviews
LP560-4 Coupe shown
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- Egear and engine improvements over 2008s
- other than E-gear and engine, little else notable
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I have a 2007 and have driven the LP560. The 32 bhp increase (520 to 552) is somewhat noticeable, but most noticeable is the E-gear's faster shift which by itself probably shaves 0.1s off the 0-60 and 0.3s off 1/4 mile. I also like the new front spoiler lip, but am not a big fan of the new rear strip lights.
I was not able to try the Corsa launch mode, as this wasn't my car and it tears up the $1600 tires and $6000 clutch. But my friend who tried it says it is more impressive than the Gallardo's Sport mode launch.
The suspension feel the same (very rough ride even for an exotic), the turning radius is still very wide, and the brakes are excellent. And it turns just as many heads as the previous gen....read morehide
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coupe, called the LP560-4. The car delivers 560 horsepower at 8,000 rpm via a 5.2-liter V10 engine. The car is capable of hitting 62 mph in an amazing 3.7 seconds. The sprint to twice that speed -- 124 mph -- takes just 11.8 seconds.
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The 560 portion of the car's name reflects its horsepower, while the "4" designation indicates all-wheel-drive. The "4" was likely added to the name in anticipation of the forthcoming rear-wheel-drive variant, which will likely end in "2."
The engine not only gains power and displacement, it also features a new "Iniezione Diretta Stratificata" direct injection system. Despite its clearly increased output, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions have been reduced by a staggering 18 percent.
The enlarged and clearly redesigned cooling intakes meet the demands of augmented engine. The front spoiler, positioned low between the air intakes, improves aerodynamic equilibrium at high speeds.
The redesigned four-wheel-drive system, an improved suspension design, and optimized aerodynamics all contribute an improved driving experience. A weight reduction of 44 lbs and decreased friction between the components also enhance performance.
The Gallardo LP560-4 fulfils the not yet obligatory European pedestrian safety regulations, without compromising the look of the car.
The automated e-gear transmission has been completely redesigned for the LP560. Gear change time reduced by 40 percent, and the driver may choose between five different driving and changing programs. The most performance-oriented "CORSA" setting not only affects shift speed -- it also directs the engine for maximum acceleration. The 'Thrust Mode' ensures maximum acceleration from neutral while the angle of the throttle valve and the clutch are optimized.
An optional carbon-ceramic-disc braking system makes use of eight-piston Brembo calipers up front, and four-piston calipers at he rear. Rotor size is 14.4 inches at the front and 14 inches at the rear.
Bi-Xenon headlights provide plenty of illumination at night, while LED daytime running lights give the car a more aggressive and high-tech look....read morehide
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