This vehicular loss is particularly hard to stomach. The Gallardo was a fine supercar and it was the last Lamborghini to offer customers a manual transmission, and a slick six-speed unit at that. The gearbox was controlled by an elegant looking gated shifter that clicked and clacked as you rifled through the ratios. The driving experience was sublime, especially with a 5.2-liter V10 wailing just behind your head. It delivered 560 healthy horsepower, which is more than 100 ponies per liter, a damn-impressive figure for a naturally aspirated engine. The Gallardo was an intoxicating automobile and one we dearly miss.
But perhaps this situation isn’t as bad as it seems. The Gallardo’s replacement has been detailed and it’s a monster. The all-new Huracan is engineered to impress. It’s powered by a 5.2-liter V10 that packs a 610 HP punch. With a curb weight of less than 3,200 pounds it should be able to hit 60 miles an hour from a standstill in just 3.2 seconds. Ok, now you’ve got our attention, though we still miss the manual transmission.