The last Lamborghini Gallardo, a Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante for a private collecter, has left the production line.
After ten years of being an Italian icon, with 14,022 units sold, the Gallardo is by far the most-built Lamborghini and also ranks as one of the most successful super sports cars and is an icon of Italian design and the art of automotive engineering.
Making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2003, Lamborghini’s 40th anniversary year, the Gallardo marked a fundamental watershed in the history of Automobili Lamborghini. With just an average of 250 cars built a year in its first four decades, the Gallardo saw production grow to volumes of around 2,000 a year on average. Almost half of the cars built in Lamborghini’s 50 year history were Gallardos.
Its unique, extreme design, created by the Centro Stile Lamborghini, phenomenal dynamics and outstanding quality provided the perfect formula for its enduring success over the next decade. The technical concept of the Gallardo was compelling from day one, bringing together lightweight design through an aluminium space frame, combined power and highrevving characteristics of the ten-cylinder naturally aspirated engine, a new robotized sequential gear shift system and strong handling and safety provided by permanent all-wheel drive.
The Gallardo was sold in more than 45 countries, offering an exceptionally high range of choice for customisation. The ‘Ad Personam’ program allowed customers to have their own Lamborghini V10 super sports car tailored to suit their own preferences, as well as many countries, such as Singapore, Malaysia and China, having their own special editions.
It also has a strong motorsport pedigree, racing in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo. The one make series has been so successful it has spread from European race tracks to having its own series in Asia and America.