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It's well known in racing now, that the Lambo gallardo engine is weak in the rods.

Many GT3 race cars, which use std engines, have had total failure.

I hope these tune ups that give 50-60BHP more than a Gallardo have dealt with the rod problem.

doesn't sound like it from the description.

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It's well known in racing now, that the Lambo gallardo engine is weak in the rods.

Many GT3 race cars, which use std engines, have had total failure.

I hope these tune ups that give 50-60BHP more than a Gallardo have dealt with the rod problem.

Oh well, the LP560 has a completely new engine.



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What is it?
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, the most obvious rival to the Ferrari F430 Scuderia.

True, the Ferrari is more expensive than the Lamborghini, but adding a robotised-manual gearbox and ceramic brakes to the LP560-4, both standard on the Scuderia, closes the gap. A lot.

The LP560-4 replaces the standard Gallardo coupé. And is a big improvement on it. Its engine is bigger, at 5204cc, and with 552bhp it makes a great deal more power. It sounds better, too.

Underneath it has been thoroughly re-engineered, with revised suspension, newly developed tyres, a lighter body with styling and aerodynamic tweaks and revised drivetrain.

>> See more pics of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
What’s it like?
The differences over the original Gallardo are subtle, but you can tell the new car is faster and even more polished than before.

Now, it rides well, and although the steering has little feel it’s deadly accurate and has less kickback. The way it goes and stops are beyond reproach too.

The new engine makes its peak power at the same 8000rpm as before, and while peak torque is developed at a high 6500rpm, it doesn’t feel peakier overall. The e-gear transmission shifts faster than before, but it’s still slower and less smooth than the Ferrari’s ‘Superfast’ F1 system.

The transmission’s feel is one that’s repeated in other areas. In isolation the Gallardo LP560-4 is as wonderful as you’d expect a 552bhp supercar to feel – poised and agile – but it’s a marginally blunter instrument than the Scuderia; it feels less precise, less delicate.

Some say it understeers too much now: probably true, and lifting, braking or giving it some boot doesn’t help. If, though, you’ve a lot of space and some serious bravery you can power through it into very controllable oversteer.

Should I buy one?
Yes, if you want a supercar that delivers all the speed and sound you could want of a Raging Bull, plus a decent amount of usability, as the LP560-4 is ergonomically very sound. Its sat-nav and stereo are good, you can hitch up the front-suspension for kerbs and speed ramps, there’s a reversing camera and the mirrors are wide.

Less sharp than a Ferrari 430 Scuderia, yes, but pretty bloody wonderful nonetheless.

Matt Prior



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Quote from: Noel
So i drove an 06 Murcie roadster back to back against the LP640 roadster and the LP 560 (coupe, obviously), and I own a 430 spider...and here are my thoughts:

Acceleration: hands down the LP560. it is the ONLY car that has FINALLY sorted out a fast standing start. simple: from a dead stop, floor it. you go...no wheel spin and most importantly no delay with massive clutch smell/damage. it is MUCH better than the old G e-gear, much better than my 430's F1, and a little better than the LP640. worst: 430. floor it and your clutch gets smoked.


Braking: LP560, with the CC brakes that the car had and the fact that the car is the lightest in my test group, it was the best (my 430 has steel brakes).

Handling: preference. the 430 is a much lighter feel and the 640/560 is much more planted/stable. I like the 560 the best...by a little. the 640 felt heavy, the murcie wasn't bad, but wasn't great.

Sound: tie, 560/640. the LP640 at FULL throttle is the best of the group by far...but the LP560 is better over all throughout the range. the 560 sounds different/better than the 07 G. the 640 is a raw, bad-ass sound...simply awesome. the 430 is throatier but i like the lambos better.

interior: the LP 640 Roadster was the flashiest, but the 560 was the most "normal" ...too many Audi parts, and no different than the G (I had a G spider).

Other: the murcie roadster: all flash, no cash. it felt heavy and slow... completely for showing off, didn't feel anywhere close to the LPs. it felt old.

what car I like best overall:


......the 430. this response is HEAVILY weighted for the spider. it's the only real convertible in the group. but it is a great car as a package; better top, trunk space, handling, air flow, the stereo, the fact that the spider still has a clear back, etc... it's not really the best in any one category but as a total package I prefer the Ferrari.



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