2. Vital Statistics
This 50th anniversary Gallardo is powered by an absolutely heroic engine. The car’s 5.2-liter V10 eclipses the coveted 100-horsepower-per-liter threshold by belting out 560 high-winding ponies. Power is routed exclusively to the rear tires. Who needs all-wheel drive? That’s for quitters who have given up on fun!
Drivers have a choice of transmission; they can opt for either a soon-to-be-discontinued six-speed manual gearbox or a fancy “E-Gear” automatic. Of course the stick is for real drivers and the self-shifter for everyone else. Three pedals and two feet… how does that work?
Surprisingly models equipped with the automatic are $900 cheaper than Gallardos with the manual. Hey, if it didn’t have a few unusual quirks it wouldn’t be a Lamborghini.