Posted Sep 26th 2012 6:00PM
A year away from seeing the 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo, the 2013 model gets a few more brushstrokes of color and style to do its blaze-of-glory thing. The entry-level LP550-2 Coupe and Spyder, and the LP670-4 Superleggera and Spyder Performante go without any changes at all, and the LP570-4 Trofeo Stradale is no longer available.
The middle-child LP560-4 Coupe and Spyder get "more aggressive front and rear styling," which translates into a more conventional intake arrangement with diagonal design elements in front and a restyled front fender vents. The theme is repeated in back with body-colored diagonal elements breaking up the vent under the taillamps. Exclusive wheel and tire combinations will also let aficionados know that this isn't the 550-2 or the hardcore model.
Because a Gallardo would need to see a therapist if it didn't have an Italianate special edition, the Edizione Tecnica package is the flavor for 2013. It is comprised of E-Gear, the system to lift the front end over humps, carbon ceramic brakes and a bestrutted rear wing. Available on the Superleggera and Spyder Performante, it comes in three exclusive color combos: Nero Nemesis/Arancio Argos (matte black/orange, shown inset), its opposite Arancio Argos/Nero Nemesis (orange/matte black) and Bianco Canopus/Arancio Argos (matte white/orange).
The menace at the top of the food chain, the Aventador, gets start/stop technology, cylinder deactivation and a retune for the suspension as standard kit. Carbon packages are added to the cosmetic choices inside and out, and it also gets new shoes in the options closet in 20- and 21-inch Dione forged wheels in three finishes. Have a look below for a press release with more details, and we'll have live images from the Paris Motor Show floor soon.
Scroll down for Press Release and some video of the last Gallardo incarnation.
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The new Gallardo LP 560-4 and LP 570-4 EdizioneTecnica: worldwide premiere at the 2012 Paris Motorshow
Paris/Sant'Agata Bolognese, September 26, 2012 - At the 2012 Paris Motorshow Automobili Lamborghini is presenting the most successful super sports car of its entire history with a new design – even more aggressive and more extreme: the new Gallardo LP 560-4 and the LP 570-4 Edizione Tecnica. The new Gallardo LP 560-4 - equipped with permanent four wheel drive- has a new front end and a new rear, while top models in the Gallardo line-up, the LP 570-4 Superleggera and the LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, will be offered also as the further enhanced Edizione Tecnica. The six models of the Gallardo family are now clearly differentiated and can be customized perfectly to suit every type of driver.
The new Gallardo models will be available at Lamborghini dealerships from November 2012.
The new Gallardo LP 560-4
The unique design with its razor-sharp lines is one of the key factors in its great success worldwide. Nearly 13,000 units have already left the Sant'Agata Bolognese factory.
The Gallardo design has now been further accentuated in the new Gallardo LP 560-4. The new front end is characterized by triangular and trapezoidal forms – two shapes that are highly typical of the Lamborghini design language. Divided by diagonal elements in body color and in black, the overall look of the front end is broader and more forceful, giving it an even stronger bond with the road.
To complete the new look larger air intakes have been created ahead of the front wheels and the new 19-inch "Apollo polished" alloy wheels, painted in matt black and featuring precision-machined spokes in polished silver.
Also new is the even more dynamic rear end design on the Gallardo LP 560-4. The triangle and trapezoid are, of course, the characteristic design elements here, too. The air outlet for the power unit now has now a wider surface area, which improves its thermodynamic efficiency. A new Style Package is available as an option and offers high-gloss black paintwork on the underside of the front spoiler, front and rear grilles and the transverse element of the rear trim to give the Gallardo LP 560-4 an even more powerful look.
The new Gallardo LP 570-4 Edizione Tecnica
With a more determined lightweight design, a focus on high performance and a purist look, the LP 570-4 Superleggera and the LP 570-4 Spyder Performante mark the very pinnacle of the Gallardo family. In Edizione Tecnica form, they benefit from an improved equipment level and an even more individual look. Features of the Edizione Tecnica include the fixed high rear wing, as well as brakes in carbon-ceramic technology. The brakes combine low weight with outstanding fade resistance and durability. The power to weight ratio – now down to an outstanding 2,35 kg/hp - allows the car to be taken as one of the best references in the segment.
The Edizione Tecnica is available with new, exclusive color combinations, whereby the entire roof arch and front air intakes are painted in a contrasting color. The available shades are: Nero Nemesis (matt black) body with Arancio Argos (orange) pillars and front air intakes, Bianco Canopus (matt white) body with Arancio Argos pillars and front air intakes, and Arancio Argos body with Nero Nemesis pillars and front air intakes.
In addition to this, all the new Gallardo models can be customized to a virtually limitless degree with the exclusive and well known "Ad Personam" Lamborghini program.
The new LP 560-4 and the Edizione Tecnica for the LP 570-4 Superleggera and Spyder Performante, underline – even in terms of design – the differences in mechanical and driving experience among the four-wheel drive versions of the Gallardo range.
In fact, beside the Gallardo four-wheel drive, the two-wheel drive Gallardo LP 550-2 in Coupe and Spyder format remain available. With its purist rear-wheel drive, it appeals to drivers that prefer a highly active and engaged driving style. The Gallardo LP 550-2 offers the unique design and performance of a Lamborghini in a simple and uncomplicated form.