After the Aventador, it appears that Lamborghini’s next model will be the Gallardo 550-2 Spyder. The Italian manufacturer confirmed that it will produce the new convertible but didn’t want to give us any details, they just said that the new model will offer a "more emotional and gratifying drive". The Lamborghini Gallardo 550-2 Spyder will hit the market in 2012. Although it wasn’t confirmed, the 2012 Geneva Motor Show seems to be the perfect place for the car’s debut.
The new 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo 550-2 Spyder will be the convertible version of the limited edition Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni. This model was a tribute to Lamborghini’s remarkable test driver, who helped the firm build automotive legends, from the Lamborghini Miura of the 60s through to the current Gallardo and Murciélago models. Balboni was hired in 1967 by company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini himself.
As expected, the vehicle featured the impressive 5.2-liter V10 engine delivering 550 hp, delivered to the rear wheels. The Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni was capable to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.9 seconds, while the top speed was limited to 199 mph (almost 320 km/h). We expect the Gallardo 550-2 Spyder deliver the same performances.