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The last Lamborghini Gallardo has rolled off the production line at Sant’ Agata Bolognese, Italy. The final model was a Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante in Rosso Mars and is destined for a private collector.
In total 14,022 Gallardo’s were produced over 10 years making it the most successful Lamborghini. The Gallardo was introduced in Lamborghini’s 40th year when they were producing just 250 cars per year, ten years later and this had increased to 2,000 cars a year.
Over its ten year history the car developed through a number of stages from 2003, including the introducing of the Spyder in 2005, the light weight Superleggera in 2007 which increased the V10’s output to 530 hp. Then in 2008 the second generation LP 560-4 model was introduced with a new engine (560hp) and a redesigned front and rear sections, the Spyder followed on the same year.
In 2010 there was a new Gallardo Superleggera LP 570-4 and a LP 570-4 Spyder Performante. Plus there were two rear wheel drive models, the LP 550-2 Valention Balboni and LP 550-2 Spyder. In fact there were 32 Gallardo variants including the Super Trofeo Stradale and Squadra Corse.
And we must not forget the Gallardos that were built for Polizia Stradale with blue lights, special paintwork and dedicated equipment, two of which are currently in service with the Italian State Police.
In the year of Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary, the Gallardo success story has now come to an end with car number 14,022. Almost half of all 30,000 Lamborghinis built since the company was first founded in 1963, are Gallardos.Published 26 November 2013