Vehicles Axed in 2013

Vehicles Axed in 2013
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Lamborghini Gallardo

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.

SEE ALSO: Lamborghini Huracan Gores Gallardo Into History

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.

  • MistyGreen

    Wait a sec, the Tribeca came out as a 2013 model and is now out as a 2014.

  • Zack

    A simple list with descriptions and pictures is nice. I hate these slideshows you have to wait to load…

  • Verge Godemiché

    Regarding the Audi TT-RS, the article complains that 5-cylinder engines are not enjoyable and “go against physics.” Then it says the motor was fantastic in the TT-RS. Is your author schizophrenic?

    I seem to remember some awesome Audi Quattro 20-valve 5-cylinder rallye cars back in the 80’s. This motor is a VW-Audi staple. If I remember correctly Audi first employed the 5-cylinder engine in the 1976 Audi 100. Bullsh*t about “moaning like a camel.” I think they’ve got it working like a champ over the last 38 years.

  • ColumWood

    I believe Craig was complaining about the regular 2.5L 5-cyl used in the Golf and other cars. The Audi’s TT-RS’s 2.5T is amazing. We’re big fans! http://www.autoguide.com/manufacturer/audi/2012-audi-ttrs-review-video-1800.html