LA Motor Show 2010: Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Performante
Lightweight drop-top version of best-selling supercar unveiled at exclusive gathering
Posted: 19 Nov 2010
This is the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante.
Lambo revealed its third new model this year at an exclusive event rather than to the sweaty, heathen masses across town on the LA motor show floor; a model which partners the Superleggera coupe unveiled earlier this year.
Lambo shaved 65kg from the standard Gallardo Spyder by using aluminium panels along with carbon fibre covers, rear spoiler, underbody panelling, diffuser and sills, to get a 1,485kg kerb weight. It's Superleggera coupe bro weighs in at 1,340kg.
Thankfully, you don't get a slim-fast engine. The Performante comes with the 570bhp 5.2-litre Lambo V10. 0-62mph is just half a second shy of the coupe - 3.9s - and 1mph slower, topping out at 201mph.
Apparently, Lambo reckons every spin in the Spyder is a journey 'into the eye of the storm'. We'll let you decide on that...