Date posted : July 28. 2012
We have seen many Lamborghini Gallardo already, some highly tuned, some more mildly personalized, but if you take into account the number of V10 cars that already left the factory gates at Sant'Agata you are bound to be eye to eye with one of them at just about every Italian car event or tuning show.
And that is exactly why most tuners out there have parts to be fitted to this most successful Raging Bull ever made, the Lamborghini Gallardo was introduced back in 2003 as the 5.2 model, shortly after that an SE (for Special Edition) was launched, followed by the convertible version ... that would be Spyder in fact. Another limited edition was called the Nera, but the best of the bunch would be the Superleggera, a lightweight version of the Gallardo that would be succeeded by the LP560-4 model we still know today ... naturally an LP560-4 Spyder came along and an even more impressive LP570-4 Superleggera and LP570-4 Spyder Performante, an open top version of the Superleggera ... the swansong of the Gallardo will probably be the Super Trofeo Stradale, but Lamborghini also gave us the LP550-2 Balboni special as a tribute to the legendary test driver Valentino Balboni.
As you can see a lot of versions and evolutions have been released over the last nine years, and if rumor has it, the Gallardo will be succeeded by a brand new V10 model before she hits her tenth birthday ... the bright blue car we are admiring here is actually one of the original 5.2 versions built between 2003 and 2006, and you might think it would show it's age, but on the contrary, she looks brand new.
I guess this has something to do with the original design being so well executed it aged very well, but I would also give credit to some of the modifications this V10 Bull has received, the first thing you will probably notice are those amazing looking ADV10.0TS SL (Track Spec Super Light) wheels ... their highly polished ring and gold finished center will draw your attention for sure, but that is not the only thing this blue metallic Gallardo has to offer.
Take a closer look and you'll notice the front bumper looks familiar, but it didn't came from the factory like this, the 5.2 model had a different design up front, this bumper looks like the much more recent LP560-4 version, and it suits this lady very well if I'm honest. Also at the back things have changed, we encounter the beautiful glass engine covers that allows us a glimps onto that V10 masterpiece, but we also see a gorgeous clear carbon fiber rear wing, which again looks like it came from another version of the Gallardo, this time the Superleggera evolution.
Now most casual onlookers might not notice this one, but those exhausts are custom too, the original Gallardo 5.2 model came with single exhaust tips to the left and right, only from the LP560-4 on did Lamborghini fit dual tips on both extremities ... my guess is that these quad pipes will make the symphony of those 10 cylinders sound a bit louder, probably more like a deep howl.
To most people that would be enough to start shaking at the knees, but the owner of this specific Gallardo went one step further by installing a state of the art audio system with some large woofers ... just take a look at the position of those speakers ... right behind the driver and passenger's back ... I know, these aren't for the sound ... these are to massage your back while enjoying a drive in this unique Lamborghini Gallardo on ADV.1 wheels.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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