The Factory Unveils Gallardo
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For the first time in over a decade, Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini now offers a second model line for 2003. The completely new Lamborghini model, named Gallardo (pron.: ga:yŕrdo), was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2003.
The new Lamborghini takes its name from a famous fighting bull breed, selected since the 18th century by bull breeder Francisco Gallardo and then incorporated by Don Antonio Miura.
Fierce, robust – black or grey – the Gallardo bulls were renowned for their courage and also for their power and aggressiveness until the so-called last “third” of the Corrida.
The new Lamborghini Gallardo is a mid-engine four-wheel drive sports car in true Lamborghini tradition, powered by an all-new V10 cylinder Lamborghini engine with 5 litres of displacement and a stunning 500 hp. Figures that will guarantee an outstanding performance.
Power transmission is through a 6-speed gearbox with a traditional gear shift lever or a new sequential “e□gear” with shift paddles at the steering-wheel.