So -- what kind of fuel economy does it get?
Right -- as if that matters, when you’re living the Miami Vice life. Given the price, around $200,000, and a certain kind of prestige that comes with it, which is unending, gas by the gallon gets lost in the wind dancing over your head and streaming along the side of the Gallardo Spyder, spinning its own fairytale as you head down your favorite show-me strip. Just let us know what 520 horsepower feels like with the top down. Until then, we’ll appreciate the Gallardo from the Concourse at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show, or in the valet section of the swankiest cafes and clubs.
What it is
Why it matters
What’s under the hood
What it looks like
What Lamborghini says
What we think
It all sounds great on paper. What we need to do is drive the thing in order to make up our minds, perhaps a long-term test to measure it against tough Southern California driving conditions.
When you can buy it
Seriously, with only 350 scheduled for the build, and at a price tag of $200,000, the 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder is here to look at and be envied over. Unless you’re Leno, Seinfeld, or are willing to sell your (gifted) child to get one, forget about it, and enjoy the sensation of gawking every time one drives down the road.
They should be coming this spring to a celebrity car nut near you.
Engine Size and Type: 5.0-liter V10
Engine Horsepower: 520-hp @ 8,000 rpm
Engine Torque: 376 lbs.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm
Transmission: Six-speed sequential automatic w/OD
EPA Fuel Economy: 10/19
Length: 193.4 inches
Width: 74.8 inches
Wheelbase: 100.8 inches
Height: 45.9 inches
Max. Seating Capacity: Two
Competitors: Aston Martin DB9 Volante, Aston Martin V12 Vanquish S, Bentley Continental GT, Ferrari F430 Spyder, Ferrari Superamerica Maranello, Saleen S7,
Photos courtesy of Lamborghini