How the Lamborghini Gallardo evolved
After 10 years and 14,022 models built, the Gallardo is no more. Here's our guide to every edition of the littlest Lambo
Posted: 03 Dec 2013
In Lamborghini's 50 years of existence, it has built around 30,000 cars. Of these 30,000 cars, nearly half of them - half - are Gallardos.
Which, quite literally, speaks volumes about the importance of the ‘baby' Lamborghini. Let's break it down: between the company's inception in 1963 and 2003, just before the Gallardo came storming onto the scene, Lambo knocked out an average of around 250 cars per year. From 2003 to 2013, that figure rocketed to 2,000 cars per year.
In total, 14,022 Gallardos found homes across the globe. And now, after a mammoth 10 year production run, Lamborghini has called time on its most successful model in history, in preparation for a new ‘baby' supercar which will arrive next year. You can hear a teaser clip of it here. It sounds fruity.
But before we see its successor, we must honour the V10 icon with a big Top Gear Guide To The Lamborghini Gallardo. Here, we have attempted to round up every single model of Gallardo in a very ambitious gallery*. Have a click through and let us know your favourite. Warning: there are quite a few...
*Note, there were a few more country-specific models we didn't include, but these were simply paint and trim specials. Things like the LP560-4 Noctis (China), the, erm, Malaysia limited edition, the Oro Elios, the Japanese-only BiancoRosso, the Hong Kong-bound HK20, and the India Serie Speciale.
Words: Vijay Pattni