hp @ 8000 rpm
lbs per hp
hp per liter
& 191 mph (top up & down)
Lamborghini Press Release) Two
years after the launch of the Coupé version of the Gallardo,
Automobili Lamborghini is presenting the new Lamborghini Gallardo
Spyder at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This latest addition brings the
marque’s range of supercars to four models.
The Gallardo Spyder is not just an open-top version of the Coupé,
but is a completely new model. It has an attractive new design and a
unique system for opening and closing the fabric roof that utilises
the engine compartment to store the folded roof.
The Lamborghini Centro Stile and engineers from the Research and
Development team have worked in close partnership to develop this
new design and to bring these clean and sharp lines on the road.
The original design
vision for the Gallardo was created in the year 2000 and this vision
continues with the ”open” version.
The dimensions of the Gallardo, combined with its competitive
performance targets, ensure the car has an athletic compactness. The
long wheelbase complemented by short overhangs dynamise its
appearance. The Gallardo Spyder features typical and unique
mono-volume proportions, which integrate the Lamborghini design
attributes of purism, athleticism and sharpness.
The cab-forward cockpit is integrated in the body by a
strongly-slanted front screen and tensed pillars. The complex
surfacing is intersected by crisp graphics and its detailing, which
is orientated towards optimum cooling, evokes a strong aeronautical
influence in its proportions and formal language.
raising/lowering system of the Gallardo Spyder is based on an
electronic control system with electrohydraulic actuators and
comprises the following elements:
hood made from black
system, integrated in the car’s CAN-BUS network, that controls
the movement of the roof
engine bonnet (that
also functions as a hood cover) made from carbon fibre
cylinders (four to operate the hood and two to operate the
actuators (one to lock the catch at the front of the roof and
one to release the bonnet catch)
electric motor to
raise and lower the rear window
raising/lowering mechanism is extremely simple to operate by way of
two push-buttons on the centre of the dashboard. And the whole
operation takes just over 20 seconds.
The rear screen moves automatically while the roof is being opened
or closed. This automatically-controlled movement always returns the
screen to the raised position. The driver can also choose to have
the screen in the lowered position (also with the roof raised) by
pressing the appropriate button on the dashboard.
There is also a "service function" that positions the roof so as to
allow access to the engine.
Great care has been taken over the structural design of the new
Gallardo Spyder, which of course complies fully with all the
relevant safety standards.
The space frame has been reinforced in the area of the sills and the
A pillars have been strengthened with the adoption of an automatic
Roll Over protection system (comprising two “pop-ups") integrated
with the air bag system.
All these solutions, which place Lamborghini at the very forefront
of open top car design, were driven by the need to present to the
public a true spyder characterised by a pure design.
Engine and Performance
The new Lamborghini
Gallardo Spyder features a number of important modifications to the
original engine and transmission from the Coupé.
The 10-cylinder 4961 cc propulsion unit now develops 520 hp (382 kW)
at 8,000 rpm.
The six-speed gearbox now has lower ratios (1st gear is 27% lower,
2nd gear is 13%, 3rd / 4th / 5th gears are all 6% lower, while 6th
gear is 3.5% lower), which create a more dynamic performance.
The steering is also more direct and precise and the suspension has
Like the other models in the range, the Gallardo Spyder also
benefits from aluminium bodywork and features permanent four-wheel
And finally, its performance figures: the Gallardo Spyder – which
complies with EURO 4 homologation standards – reaches a top speed of
314 km/h with the roof up and 307 km/h with the roof down,
accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds.
Amongst its standard
equipment the following items are particularly worthy of mention:
power steering fluid cooler (for sports use)
automatic door locking at speeds of over 15 km/h
Lamborghini Multimedia System as standard (not available for
There are also new body colours available. In addition to those
current range of Gallardo colours, the new Gallardo Spyder is also
available in the two special colours: Celeste Phoebe (light blue)
and Verde Picus (green). There are also new colours also for the
leather interiors: Marrone Janus (brown) as the main colour, Bianco
Polar (white) as a contrast colour, and carpets in Marrone Janus
(brown), Rosso Centaurus (red) or Arancio Leonis (orange).
There is also a range of optional equipment that makes the Gallardo
Spyder even more exclusive, including:
video camera on the
rear spoiler (available also on the Coupé version)
leather combinations for the dashboard, seats and door trim
Other optional equipment
(also on the Coupé version) includes:
a choice of colour
and leather and/or Alcantara combinations
heated mirrors, onboard computer, protective cover, “coming
home” function, e-gear, set of two suitcases, lifting system,
navigation system, coloured Lamborghini logo on wheel rims, rear
spoiler, smokers’ version
various packages to
customise the car: leather package, carbon fibre package,
branding package, winter package, travel set and sports set-up.
The Lamborghini Gallardo
SE (Special Edition) is limited to 250 units. It is characterized by
two-tone body paint, an even more sporty interior and technical
The basis for the Special Edition is the extreme and uncompromising
The Lamborghini Gallardo SE is equipped with permanent four wheel
drive, 6 speed gearbox, aluminum space frame, ESP and ASR, ABS, ABD,
air conditioning, as well as two front and two side airbags.
The color range consists of six alternatives: two grey shades,
Grigio Altair and Grigio Proteus, as well as Balloon White (white),
Giallo Midas (yellow), Arancio Borealis (orange) and Verde Ithaca
(green). The roof, engine bonnet, front and rear spoiler as well as
the two side mirrors are painted in Nero Noctis (black), making them
stand out against the body color. The rear lights are slightly
tinted. The newly designed “Callisto” rims give an extra touch to
the overall appearance, which is complemented by the colored brake
calipers (available in grey or yellow).
The interior design reflects the two-tone concept by having all
piping and stitching matching the exterior body color of the car.
The Lamborghini shield is embossed on the headrest of the driver and
passenger seats. The Lamborghini script has been carefully inserted
into the dashboard. The carpets are black having borders that match
the exterior body color of the car. Needless to say, the entire
interior is handcrafted in partially perforated leather of supreme
quality. The interior design underlines the new, more aggressive
personality of this Special Edition.
The limited Special Edition is richly equipped with standard
features such as a rear view camera, which, in combination with the
built-in multimedia screen, facilitates parking. The sports
suspension, P Zero Corsa tyres (specifically developed by Pirelli
for more sporty driving) and sports steering wheel are all standard
features on the Special Edition. The long list of standard equipment
also includes an exclusive car cover.
A considerable range of additional equipment is available. Customers
can also choose the robotized e.gear gearbox, as well as a
navigation system (depending on the country), heated side mirrors,
fully electrical and heated seats. A winter package (heated seats,
side mirrors, heated wash jets, rubber floor mats, 12 Volt outlet),
and a lifting system are also available. Standard tyres instead of
sports tyres can be ordered at no extra cost.
The Gallardo SE benefits from several technical modifications. The
10-cylinder engine has the same power has the new Spyder, with 520
hp (382 kW) at 8000 rpm. The result is shown in the improved
acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 4.0 seconds (4.2 seconds
previously), while the top speed is now 315 km/h (309 km/h
These new performance levels are shown impressively on a car
equipped with e.gear and a feature called “thrust mode”. This
optimizes acceleration and gear changes from a standing start
through all gears.
Additional modifications mean more direct and precise steering,
which improve even further the superb handling of the vehicle.
Gallardo Model Year 2006
modifications made to the Gallardo Spyder and Gallardo SE also apply
to the Gallardo Model Year 2006. The Gallardo Spyder, Gallardo SE
and Gallardo MY 06 all fully comply with EURO 4 homologation
Thanks to an increased engine power of 520 hp and lower ratio gears,
the Gallardo MY 06 can reach a top speed of 315 km/h and accelerate
from 0 to 100 km/h in 4 seconds.
Equipment levels have also been enhanced and include such items as
the new Lamborghini Multimedia System (CD-changer, MP3 player and
radio), new colours for the interior trim, a non-smoking version
(where the cigar lighter is replaced by a 12V socket).
There are also three new colours to choose from: these are Verde
Faunus (green), Blu Fontus (blue) and Grigio Proteus (grey). Some
changes have been made to the existing colour range: Rosso Leto
replaces Rosso Metis (red) and Nero Serapis replaces Nero Osyris
There are also new colours for the interior leather: Arancio Leonis
(orange) replaces "Mira" and Rosso Centaurus (red) replaces Rosso
There is a new range of optional equipment for the Gallardo MY 06,
including a series of "Packages”:
The “Branding Package“: Lamborghini script on dashboard
Lamborghini logo in relief on the head rest
Coloured logo on the wheels
The “Travel Package”: Storage box located under the steering wheel
Storage nets on the backs of the seats
The “Winter Package”: Heated mirrors, seats and screenwash nozzles
Winter tyres with titanium Cassiopea wheels
12 V socket in the boot
Optional equipment for the Gallardo 06 also includes the rear video
camera and a TV-tuner (not available for USA/Canada and Japan).
Other options include new "Callisto" wheels and the sports setup for
the MY 06 model, with racing steering wheel, steering and
There is also a range of customised options for the Gallardo MY 06
(under the name “Privilege Programme”), which gives customers the
possibility to purchase an even more exclusive and truly unique car.
Murciélago Model Year 2006
There are new features
on the Lamborghini flagship, the 12-cylinder Murciélago Model Year
2006 (Coupé and Roadster).
The most important of these is without doubt the possibility to
equip the car with carbon-ceramic brakes.
Carbon-ceramic discs offer clear benefits:
remains constant at both low and high temperature, with no
fading, even after hard use
agility and efficiency
distances with reduced pedal effort
These advantages are
The Murciélago MY 06
also complies with EU4 standards (ECE)
The Murciélago MY 06 has a new standard equipment package, which
includes a Becker navigation system (not for the USA) and a range of
Optional equipment includes the “Interior Carbon Package“, where a
number of the interior components are made from carbon fibre:
cover for the driver
(right and left sides)
cover for the air
conditioning and radio
handles on the sides
of the centre tunnel
frame around the
A further optional extra
is the “Branding Package”, which comprises the Lamborghini logo in
relief on the headrests and the coloured Lamborghini logo on the
The Murciélago MY 06 Coupé is now also available in the exclusive
new colour Oro Adonis (gold), already available for the Roadster
The "Privilege Programme" car customisation option is also available
for the Murciélago MY 06.