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2009 Lamborghini Gallardo

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$68,823 — $178,623 USED
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Coupe
2 Seats
16 MPG
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Overview

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(4.7) 3 reviews

The Good

  • Performance potential
  • Handling potential
  • Dramatic appearance

The Bad

  • Price
  • Fuel economy

What to Know

about the 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo
  • Redesigned for 2009
  • 552-hp, 5.2-liter V-10
  • Available paddle shifters
  • Standard AWD
  • Lightweight construction
  • Coupe and convertible body styles

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
The high-performance Lamborghini Gallardo represents the essence of exotic ultra-luxury. Unlike other Lamborghini’s, the Gallardo is intended to perform well as an everyday driver as well as a racing machine.

The 2009 Gallardo — dubbed LP560-4 — is available as a coupe or Spyder convertible. The Gallardo competes with the Ferrari F430 and Audi R8.

New for 2009
The Gallardo received extensive exterior and mechanical upgrades for 2009, including a new engine, suspension and four-wheel drivetrain as well as exterior styling updates.

Exterior
Unlike the Murcielago’s scissors-style doors, the Gallardo has conventional front-hinged doors. The body sits low to the ground and has big side scoops and sharp edges and curves. The cab-forward cockpit is integrated into the body, giving it a wedge-shaped profile.

The front features a redesigned spoiler and large cooling intakes. New bi-xenon headlamps include LED daytime running lights, which are similar to the R8’s. The redesigned rear features new taillamps, engine cooling vents, bumper and rear diffuser. An electronically controlled spoiler deploys at high speeds.

The Gallardo Spyder features a power soft-top that can open or close in 20 seconds. The full-lined fabric top is available in black, blue, gray and beige.

Built on a relatively long 100.8-inch wheelbase, the Gallardo is 171.1 inches long overall. Its height is just 45.9 inches.

Pirelli PZero tires — specifically developed for Lamborghini ...

Vehicle Overview
The high-performance Lamborghini Gallardo represents the essence of exotic ultra-luxury. Unlike other Lamborghini’s, the Gallardo is intended to perform well as an everyday driver as well as a racing machine.

The 2009 Gallardo — dubbed LP560-4 — is available as a coupe or Spyder convertible. The Gallardo competes with the Ferrari F430 and Audi R8.

New for 2009
The Gallardo received extensive exterior and mechanical upgrades for 2009, including a new engine, suspension and four-wheel drivetrain as well as exterior styling updates.

Exterior
Unlike the Murcielago’s scissors-style doors, the Gallardo has conventional front-hinged doors. The body sits low to the ground and has big side scoops and sharp edges and curves. The cab-forward cockpit is integrated into the body, giving it a wedge-shaped profile.

The front features a redesigned spoiler and large cooling intakes. New bi-xenon headlamps include LED daytime running lights, which are similar to the R8’s. The redesigned rear features new taillamps, engine cooling vents, bumper and rear diffuser. An electronically controlled spoiler deploys at high speeds.

The Gallardo Spyder features a power soft-top that can open or close in 20 seconds. The full-lined fabric top is available in black, blue, gray and beige.

Built on a relatively long 100.8-inch wheelbase, the Gallardo is 171.1 inches long overall. Its height is just 45.9 inches.

Pirelli PZero tires — specifically developed for Lamborghini — are mounted on 19-inch wheels.

Interior
Though the Gallardo is a performance-oriented car, it isn’t without its luxuries. Leather upholstery is standard; Alcantara, a simulated-suede material, is optional. An Alcantara headliner and leather-bound dash and center console are available.

The Ad Personam program allows customers to choose any interior color and trim combination.

Auto-dimming, power-folding and heated exterior mirrors and dual-zone automatic climate control are standard. Heated seats and a navigation system are optional. Optional carbon-fiber trim can adorn the air vents, center console, hand brake and gear shifter.

Two people fit inside the Gallardo. There’s 3.9 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, which is located at the front of the car.

Under the Hood
Built with an aluminum body and space frame, the Gallardo has all-wheel drive. The new 5.2-liter V-10 engine uses direction injection to achieve 552 horsepower and 398 pounds-feet of torque.

A new all-wheel-drive system distributes 30 percent of the power to the front wheels, but the distribution can be adjusted as needed. The suspension features an aluminum double-wishbone front and rear suspension with retuned springs and shock absorbers. Its weight distribution is 43 percent in the front and 57 percent at the rear, which Lamborghini says is optimal for traction, braking and handling.

The Gallardo comes with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The automatic has been redesigned and now performs gear changes 40 percent faster. The six-speed gearbox can operate with paddle shifters. Brembo brakes come standard; carbon fiber ceramic brakes are optional.

According to Lamborghini, the coupe can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 4 seconds.

Safety
Antilock brakes incorporate electronic brake-force distribution. Front- and side-impact airbags are standard. An electronic stability system is standard. A new optional rear backup camera is integrated into the rear spoiler.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
3 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.0)
Comfort
(3.7)
Reliability
(3.0)
Value For The Money
(3.3)
(5.0)

Celebrity appeal to everyone. You are instant

by Randyracer from Salt Lake City, UT on May 16, 2017

World Class Styling makes you an instant celebrity. Everyone wants to know who you are and what you do. Makes people friendly toward you. Vehicle performance is not for a novice driver. Very fast but ... Read full review

(4.0)

Excellent Car

by james from Los Angeles, CA on January 4, 2013

This vehicle is very elegant! It will undoubtedly turn heads anywhere you go, and gives you that status you've always wanted. I personally love the interior's simplicity, but a lot of people comment ... Read full review

Safety

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Recalls

The 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo currently has 1 recall


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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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