After building more than the 14,000 units, Lamborghini has called time on the Gallardo.
The final Gallardo has been produced at Lamborghini’s Sant’Agata Bolognese factory. A Rosso Mars Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante is destined for a private collector who will have the privilege of owning the 14,022 and final Gallardo ever made. After introducing the Gallardo at the 2003 Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini couldn’t have imagined the model’s success over the proceeding decade. From producing around 250 models annually, the Raging Bull was suddenly churning out around 2,000 cars per year.
The original Gallardo was joined by the Gallardo Spyder in 2005, and the lightweight, carbon-fiber clad Superleggera variant followed in 2007. The second-gen Gallardo arrived in 2008 with refreshed styling and a new 552-hp direct-injection V10. The new Spyder was introduced the same year and in 2010 a refreshed Superlegerra broke cover, boosting power to 562 hp. Other variants include a 570-hp Spyder Performante, the rear-wheel-drive Valentino Balboni and 550-2 Spyder, and two final editions – the Super Trofeo Stradale and Gallardo Squadra Corse.
32 variants of the Gallardo have been sold in 45 countries, and featured in multiple motorsport disciplines. It is the most successful model in Lamborghini’s history, representing nearly half of all Lamborghinis built since the company’s inception in 1963. The Gallardo’s successor, expected to be called the Cabrera, has some big boots to fill.