Yesterday,the last Lamborghini Gallardo left the turnstiles of the company’s Sant’Agata Bolognese manufacturing plant. It has had a successful run of over 10 years, during which a total of 14,021 Gallardos had been sold. The last car - 14,022, a Rosso Mars Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, will soon be part of a private collector’s garage.
The Gallardo has been Lamborghini’s most successful car model till now. Its sales made up for nearly half of all Lamborghinis built since the company was founded in 1963. Apart from that Gallardo has also starred in a lot of movies and music videos and a lot of celebrities drive it around like an accessory to their status.
The Gallardo comes in a lot of versions, apart from also being available in a whole host of colours. We've seen the Gallardo Spyder, Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, the Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, the Super Trofeo Stradale, and the Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse.
The Gallardo’s successor is touted to be the Cabrera, which has recently been spotted testing in camouflage. Although ultimately powered by a high-revving naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V-10 making up to 562hp and 398 lb-ft of torque, the Gallardo was originally envisioned with a 2.7-litre twin-turbo V-6 courtesy the first Audi RS 4.
Along with the Gallardo’s exit, Lamborghini will also stop manufacturing models with manual transmissions, opting instead for exclusive paddle shifters.