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2006 Lamborghini Gallardo

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$71,226 — $144,190 USED
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2 Seats
14 MPG
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.2) 5 reviews

The Good

  • Performance potential
  • Handling potential
  • Dramatic appearance

The Bad

  • Price
  • Fuel economy

What to Know

about the 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo
  • More powerful 5.0-liter V-10 for 2006
  • Available sequential-shifting gearbox
  • Standard AWD
  • Aluminum space-frame construction
  • New Spyder convertible and SE models

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Our Take

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Vehicle Overview
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 has risen from 493 horsepower to 520 hp for 2006, and the gearbox gets 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 particular breed of 18th-century fighting bulls.

A Gallardo Spyder convertible with a fabric roof debuted in September 2005 at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. The roof stows in the Gallardo’s engine compartment. Also at Frankfurt, Lamborghini showed the Gallardo SE, which features a two-tone paint scheme, a more sporty interior, a sport suspension and a rearview camera. Only 250 will be built.

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 m...

Vehicle Overview
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 has risen from 493 horsepower to 520 hp for 2006, and the gearbox gets 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 particular breed of 18th-century fighting bulls.

A Gallardo Spyder convertible with a fabric roof debuted in September 2005 at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. The roof stows in the Gallardo’s engine compartment. Also at Frankfurt, Lamborghini showed the Gallardo SE, which features a two-tone paint scheme, a more sporty interior, a sport suspension and a rearview camera. Only 250 will be built.

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.

Recalibrated for 2006, the fully independent suspension uses double wishbones at each corner. Two front-mounted radiators and a side-mounted oil cooler are installed.

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.

Interior
Two occupants fit inside the Gallardo. Electrically folding outside mirrors and an anti-blinding inside mirror are standard. A new multimedia system includes a CD changer.

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” robotized sequential shifting. 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.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.2
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Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.0)
Comfort
(3.6)
Reliability
(3.8)
Value For The Money
(3.4)
(5.0)

2006 LP 520-4

by Pete from Tampa Florida on December 30, 2011

For an exotic this car is very reliable. I have had no issues with performance. Styling is Lamborghini unique and definitely a head turner. Seats could be a little more comforable. Dash instruments in ... Read full review

(4.0)

THE Car to have

by Car Lover from Long Island NY on November 10, 2010

I just bought a yellow 2007 2 months ago and OMG I cant handle all the beaver I get in this car , , Booty of ALL Ages too, , 18-48 , , all depends where your doing your shopping :P Read full review

Safety

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Recalls

The 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo currently has 2 recalls


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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Gallardo received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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