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Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera news - Silence of the Lambs - 2008

The Gallardo Superleggera is dead.

After just one year and 172 examples,
Lambo’s lightweight baby has been canned to make way for the new LP560-4.

It was always likely to happen - with its
bored-out 5.2-litre V10, the new Gallardo is more powerful and quicker than the
lightweight Superleggera - but it’s an ignominious end for the car that
propelled JC along the Greatest Road in the World in double-quick time.

At least those 172 owners are sitting on
guaranteed collectors’ items now, though. Especially if they happened to spec
their Superleggera in white.

Only 10 white cars were built, alongside
34 in grey, 37 in black, 45 in yellow and 46 in orange - which proves at least
that material wealth is no guarantee of good taste.

Don’t give up on the Superleggera formula
just yet, Lambo. A stripped-out LP560-4 with even more power and fury is just
fine by us.

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