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By Cars.com Staff
October 19, 2006
Vehicle Overview For 2007, Lamborghini will offer the special-edition Gallardo Nera in limited production — just 185 cars. The Nera comes with custom exterior colors and exclusive interior materials.
After decades of offering only a single model, Lamborghini added a second sports car for the 2004 model year. Priced lower than the Murci�lago, the Gallardo was a product of the relationship between Lamborghini and its parent company, Audi AG. Audi itself is a division of Volkswagen.
Built with an aluminum body and space frame, the Gallardo has a V-10 engine and all-wheel drive. Its six-speed gearbox is located behind the midmounted engine. Engine output rose from 493 horsepower to 520 hp for 2006, and the gearbox received lower ratios.
Though it's a true sports car, the Gallardo is intended for everyday driving as well as racing. The model name is taken from a breed of 18th-century fighting bulls.
A Gallardo Spyder convertible with a fabric roof is also available. The roof stows in the Gallardo's engine compartment.
Exterior Unlike the Murci�lago's scissors-style doors, the Gallardo has conventional front-hinged doors. The body sits low to the ground and has big side scoops, sharp edges and curves. The cab-forward cockpit is integrated into the body, which features a sharply slanted windshield and what Lamborghini calls "tensed pillars." Cooling inlets dominate the front end, and foldaway mirrors slant forward.
Built with a relatively long, 100.8-inch wheelbase, the Gallardo is 169.3 inches long overall. Its height is just 45.9 inches. An electronically controlled spoiler is fitted at the rear.
Weight distribution is 42 percent in the front and 58 percent at the rear, which Lamborghini says is optimal for traction, braking and handling. Pirelli PZero tires are mounted on 19-inch wheels. Brembo brakes have eight-piston front calipers and four-piston rear calipers.
The Gallardo Nera includes black-painted exterior sections, as well as exclusive wheels with silver brake calipers. Lamborghini says the Nera is intended to have a "martial" look.
Interior Two occupants fit inside the Gallardo. Electrically folding outside mirrors and an automatically dimming inside mirror are standard. A multimedia system includes a CD changer.
In the Gallardo Nera, exclusive materials include an Alcantara leather headliner and custom leather seats with white piping. In case your thirst for cowhide remains unquenched, the climate controls, door handles and more can also be leather-trimmed. Other Nera standards include a navigation system and a rearview camera.
Under the Hood Gallardos are powered by a 90-degree, 5.0-liter V-10 that has four valves per cylinder. The V-10 generates 520 hp and 376 pounds-feet of torque. The six-speed gearbox can operate with "E-gear" paddle shifters. According to Lamborghini, the coupe can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 4 seconds. The all-wheel-drive system normally operates with 30 percent of output at the front and 70 percent at the rear, but it can adjust the distribution as needed.
Safety Antilock brakes incorporate electronic brake-force distribution, and side-impact airbags are installed. An electronic stability system is standard.