And one of the car’s strangest peculiarities is the switchgear controlling the power windows. They’re toggles mounted on the center stack a la MINI but they work backwards; up is down and down is up. Weird. Much of the remaining buttons appear to have been sourced from Audi, which is not a bad thing; they look good and feel great.
The rest of the Gallardo 50th Anniversario Edition’s cockpit is covered in beautiful Alcantara, from the dashboard and steering wheel to the seats, headliner and door panels. Contrast-colored red stitching pops like a firecracker going off in your living room.
Carbon-fiber trim dresses up much of the interior, but the focal point of the entire cabin is the gated shifter, which dominates the center console. It’s topped by a large, easy-to-grip cue ball-inspired knob.
With a long, low body outward visibility is predictably poor, especially to the rear. Gallardo drivers, like other exotic owners, are deprived of their vision while piloting their machines. At least the forward view is wide and unobstructed; it’s the one that matters most.