For 2012 Lamborghini delivers the Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder, a 550 horsepower rear wheel drive convertible. The majority of Gallardo’s are AWD vehicles but by making the LP 550-2 a rear wheel drive car, Lamborghini has created an exotic that is more exciting to drive. By moving the transmission to the back of the vehicle, many other driving dynamics had to be altered including the suspension and aerodynamics. The result is an ultra precise supercar that combines sportiness with top down wind in your hair enjoyment. The Gallardo model first appeared in 2004 and since that time many special editions have come and gone.
The 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder is powered by a high performance 5.2 liter V-10 engine that produces 550 horsepower and 397 lb-ft. of torque. Acceleration from 0-60 MPH only takes 3.9 seconds and the Gallardo LP 550-2 has a top speed of 199 MPH. The transmission is a 6-speed sequential automatic with manual paddle shifters. The brakes are huge 14-inch units front and back. The frame of the Gallardo is made from aluminum which helps to keep the weight of the vehicle down to a little over 3,000 lbs. Fuel economy checks in at 13 MPG in the cit and 20 MPG on the highway.
What’s it like to drive the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder? It’s a mixture of extremes; there are extreme levels of handling, power, noise, braking, and more. But the Gallardo is still surprisingly easy to drive as normal speeds. The transmission can be set to Corsica which induces fast hard shift or you can set the transmission to regular automatic which gives you easy shifts.
The 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder costs over $250k but for that price you are getting a very capable car. The 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder is an exotic supercar you could take to work everyday. The Amount of fun you can have in the exotic car is directly proportional to the price. Yes it is expensive but the Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder is an awesome performing supercar.
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