Lamborghini brings the Gallardo LP560-2 to India
Yes, you read that right - it's a rear-drive Gallardo that makes 552 horses. It's now on sale in India, but only two units remain...
At the Shanghai Auto Show last year, the big news coming from Lamborghini's stand was the yellow-hued Aventador LP720-4 50° Anniversario, a car to celebrate 50 years of Bolognese-made madness. The official release spoke at great length about the 720-4's 'Giallo Maggio' paintjob and a special diamond stitch pattern for the seats, but if you read it all the way through, you would find three lines about a limited-run Gallardo, the LP560-2 50° Anniversario. Not a lot of hoo-hah about it, but Lambo did make fifty such 560-2s. And now, three of them are in India.
What's so special about this Gallardo, you ask? Well, the only rear-drive Gallardo that you could buy until now was the LP550-2. That made just 543 horsepowers. This one, the 560-2, makes 552.5bhp, a full nine-and-a-half horses more than the 550. And throws them all at the rear wheels. Left-hand drive models could also be specced with an open-gate stick shift (which makes this the last manual 'box-equipped Lambo), but since our cars feature the steering wheel on the correct side, they get the 'e-gear' six-speed auto.
The 560-2's creation was to mark 50 years of Lamborghini as well, which is why Lambo has given it special 'Bianco Opalis' (white) paintwork, and the fixed carbon fibre rear wing as seen on the Superleggera. A transparent engine cover is present to show off the magnificent mid-mounted V10, and the interior receives a generous helping of carbon fibre and alcantara, with the car in these pictures featuring an optional interior package.
Each of Lamborghini's India dealerships received one LP560-2 — that's Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. The Delhi example's sold already, so now there's just two units left. It's also the last Gallardo up for sale at the Mumbai showroom, with bookings for its replacement, the Huracan, flowing in thick and fast.
It's been priced at Rs 3.09 crore (ex-showroom, Mumbai). That's roughly Rs 2.3 lakh per horsepower more than the 550-2, but remember, the last Gallardo rolled out of Sant'Agata late last year, which means this is probably your last chance to buy the most successful Lamborghini in the history of ever.
TG drives the Lambo 550-2 'India Serie Speciale' in Mumbai