2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder US pricing

Article by Christian A., on January 18, 2012

Lamborghini revealed that the 2012 Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder, which is based on the LP550-2 Valentino Balboni, was finally introduced in the United States. As expected, the pricing was also announced and the Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder has a starting price of $209,000, excluding $2,995 delivery and gas-guzzler charge.

For those who don’t know, the Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder was introduced back in December at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show and it is powered by a 5.0-liter V10 engine delivering 550 hp.

With these numbers, the car hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 319 km/h or 200 mph. The most interesting part regarding the Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder is that this is a pure Lamborghini as it is rear-wheel drive. Let’s explain its name: LP stands for Longitudinale/Posteriore, 550 refers to the total output delivered by the 5.0-liter V10 engine, while the 2 stands for the drive to the rear wheels.

For sports cars enthusiasts who prefer a more hands-on and spirited driving experience, even more intense than that of a regular sports car, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder is the best choice for you. Power is translated into its rear-wheels designed to be more reliable and stable, while high precision and minimum movements are focused on the front axle steering.

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder is powered by a V10 engine but is easily controllable on the road. It also has a developed ESP assistant system to make sure of its passengers’ safety. Furthermore, Lamborghini developed its chassis, drive system and engine, making it all the more appealing to its customers.

Although the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder is designed to be safe, engineers from Sant’Agata Bolognese made sure that it will also have a unique character embodying a “fun” driving experience. Extensive modifications were carried out on the sports car returning all of its dynamic details including a specific dampers setting and an adapted aerodynamics to balance out the distribution of forces.

It now has a 45-percent locking differential on its rear axle and an adopted e-gear transmission to complete its ESP stability control system. The CORSA program on the other hand allows larger drift angles as well as a full appreciation of the LP550-2’s full dynamics.

Gallardo has been well-known to have excellent chassis which is why all of its characteristics have been retained on the LP550-2. The Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder retained the classic pleasing bodyroll comfort and excellent directional stability of its predecessors perfect for when it is on its top speed.

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