Any new-fangled Lamborghini is an occasion, chiefly because the stillness between model launches is so excruciatingly long. There were 16 years between the famous releases of ‘Countach’ and the lethally brutal ‘Diablo’, a gigantic 28 between the Silhouette and the latest petite Lamborghini, the ever classic the ‘Gallardo’. The well-known Ferrari-directed fury that impelled Lamborghini to formulate sports cars burns as brutally as it ever did in Sant’Agata. The Gallardo’s task is to be the chief-performance car in its sector.
The V-10 that propels past the Gallardo’s 3153-pound restrain weight is factually the pride and joy of the car. In disparity to Lamborghini’s modern 12 cylinder cars, power flows toward the back from the motor to a tail mounted 6-speed transaxle. A 90-degree V angle was opted to cut down the overall height of the under square or the commonly known term engine bore, engine-a move that required gash crank pins to accomplish even sacking intermissions. Other features consist of a dry sump cooling system that encourages even more reduced engine height and in turn lowering the center of gravity, variable timing provided on the air intake and exhaust tracts, a 2-stage intake manifold with extended runners to reduce midrange output and short runners enabling peak power at high engine revolutions, and dual automatically actuated throttles.