Introduced in 2003, the Lamborghini Gallardo was the second model launched under the Italian manufacturer’s new ownership by Volkswagen AG (Audi), taking the name ‘Gallardo’ from 18th century Spanish bullfighting breeder Francisco Gallardo – the Gallardo with a design based on the Lamborghini Calá prototype designed by Italidesign Guiguiaro in 1995.
The second generation Gallardo was introduced in 2008, with a significant improvement in the engine department, sporting a new uneven firing 5.2 L V10 engine 552hp matched with either a 6-Speed manual transmission or 6-Speed ‘E-Gear’ automated manual transmission. In 2010, the Superleggera (Lightweight) model was introduced and was Lamborghini’s lightest road-going model at the time, weighing in at only 1,340kg thanks to the use of carbon fibre for the engine-cover frame, rear spoiler, side mirrors, side skirts, and rear diffuser – with a 10hp power increase, a 0-100km/h time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 329km/h.
Presented to you at the Car Farm is a 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera finished in an eye-catching Verde Ithaca, with a black interior. It was an original UK market vehicle, and was registered as a brand new vehicle into Hong Kong in 2010 – hence all the units are in Miles. Under the care of the current keeper, this example has been serviced by a former Lamborghini mechanic, with routine engine oil changes, brake fluid change, replacement of the air-conditioning pump and a set of brand new tyres all around. The keeper reports that all of the electronics and running gear of this example is in running condition with no faults and that there have been no accidents or respray of the original Verde Ithaca paint, nor any exterior PPF or coating. This example features a number of extra factory carbon fibre trim, as observed on the interior door handles and bottom of the steering wheel – except for an aftermarket rear exhaust, this Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera is in factory original form. Since its arrival into Hong Kong, it has 2 previous owners, a current mileage of 15,463 Miles and a valid road license until 14th January, 2024.
The Verde Ithaca paint on this example is in spectacular condition as observed from the amount of light which reflects off of its body. The headlights, side indicators and rear lights remain in crystal clear condition with no stone chips or cracks observed on their lens covers – they illuminate as they should with no malfunctioning. All of the surrounding badges, from the Lamborghini emblems on the front and rear, to the Superleggera decal and LP570-4 badge on the sides – are all in great condition, free from any signs of oxidation or fade in colour. All of the body panels and aero remain tightly secured to the body with no signs of extreme body panel gap. The driver’s side mirror wears minor stone chips, while the passenger side mirror is free from any markings. The factory original Lamborghini wheels are free from any signs of kerb rash and scratches. The carbon fibre engine cover frame and spoiler are in great condition with no signs of fade or cracks on their surfaces. The front and rear sections are free from any markings and do not display any signs of deformity.
Interior and Trim
Open up the doors of this lightweight Gallardo, we are greeted with healthy amounts of Alcantara and carbon fibre as observed on the dashboard, door panels, centre console and bucket seats. All of which have held up well and do not show their age for being over a decade old. All of the buttons and knobs are fully visible and functioning as they should, including the climate control system – with only the Reverse ‘R’ button showing minor signs of wear. The Alcantara bucket seats are in overall great condition, with only the section of the contrast white stitching showing signs of wear in the form of loose threads on the outer section of both the driver’s and passenger’s out side bolster. The carbon fibre door panels do not display any forms of cracks or fade and remain tightly secured to the doors. The centre console and handbrake lever are also in great condition. The cluster gauge displays accurate information, and do not show any signs of oxidation or missing pixels of the digital display.
Engine and Running Gear
At the turn of the key we are greeted with an exciting and aggressive tone from the 5.2L V10 engine, followed by a steady idle. The keeper would like to highlight that the sound produced from the V10 is one of their favourites amongst the appearance, handling and interior. There are no faults to report of, the engine is eager to be revved – due to the nature of the automated manual single-clutch transmission – compared to modern day super cars equipped with dual-clutch transmissions, gear changes may be not as smooth, however this is the characteristic that most accept from vehicles of this period. The brakes provided ample of stopping power, and steering provides a lot of feedback – providing a raw and sharp driving experience. The ride through the city (low speeds) may be a bit bouncy, however, once up to speed the ride is stable and composed. Here is the opportunity to take home a low-mileage and well-maintained example finished in an eye-catching Verde Ithaca – now available to you at the Car Farm.
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