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2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Review
Built to perfection.
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The 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo is a two-door, two-seat sport coupe manufactured by Italian automaker Lamborghini. The car’s name comes from a famous breed of fighting bull. The Gallardo achieves the distinction of having the largest number of Lamborghini cars produced to date. The manufacturer produced about 10,000 cars in the first seven years of production.
Engines: 5.0-liter V-10
Transmissions: six-speed manual, six-speed automated sequential-shifting manual (e-Gear)
Models: Lamborghini Gallardo Base Coupe, Lamborghini Gallardo Base Spyder, Lamborghini Gallardo SE Coupe
Lamborghini introduced the SE model of the Gallardo in 2006. The company has added several mechanical updates and refinements in the Gallardo to keep up with advancements in automobile technology. The intake tuning shows revision, and the new exhaust system offers an extra 20 horsepower to the 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo. Other refinements include revised suspension tuning, quickening of the steering for improved handling response, better ride quality, and Pirelli Corsa tires. The 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo SE model features new wheels, along with a few cosmetic changes, like exclusive exterior paint choices including black-painted rear vents, roof, and engine cover.
The design of the Lamborghini Gallardo is pure eye candy and nothing less than exotic. The low and squat exterior design of the Gallardo resembles a GT-P racecar. The dimensions of the car have an athletic compactness. The Gallardo design attributes include sharpness, purism, and functionality that have always been core to all Lamborghini cars. The body of the car smoothly integrates with the cab-forward cockpit by tensed pillars and a strongly slanted front screen. The complex surface and proportions aim toward strong aeronautical performance and optimum cooling.
The 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo features a refined cockpit. It uses elegant materials. The quality of the interior justifies the big bucket price of the Lamborghini Gallardo. Though a sports car, the 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo offers a wide variety of comfort features. Some of the comfort features include alloy and leather trim on the doors, front reading lights, front floor mats, an alloy trim on the shift knob, a leather steering wheel, an electrochromatic inner rear-view mirror, a trunk light, dual-zone climate controls for the driver and passengers, and leather trim on the dash. Lamborghini offers different leather color options for the interior. Some of the leather color options include Marrone Janus (brown) as the main color and Bianco Polar (white) as a contrast color. The carpet also comes in different colors, such as Arancio Leonis (orange), Marrone Janus, and Rosso Centaurus (red).
Performance & Handling
An all-new aluminum V-10 engine generating 520 horsepower at 8000 rpm sits in the engine bay of the Gallardo. Mated with a six-speed manual transmission, the V-10 engine generates 376 lb-ft of torque that enables the Gallardo to go from zero to 62 mph in just four seconds. The top speed of the 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo reaches 196 mph. The enhanced performance of the Gallardo results from refinements that the company has made by applying mechanical updates. The Lamborghini Gallardo comes equipped with some advanced automobile technologies like an e-Gear, which is a sophisticated six-speed, electro-hydraulically controlled semi-automatic and manual transmission.
The 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo offers a good list of safety features that includes dual-front with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags, front head airbags, four-wheel ABS, traction control, stability control, two front headrests, rear- and front-ventilated disc brakes, and electronic brakeforce distribution.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Superior performance
- Sleek, sporty look
You Won't Like
- Bumpy ride
- Poor passenger-side rear visibility
Built to perfection.
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