Lamborghini unveiled the Gallardo back in 2003 in a time when Ferrari was still offered the 360 Modena. Since then, Ferrari brought two other supercars on the market: the F430 and the 458 Italia, but somehow the Gallardo managed to survive.
But in life everything good comes to an end, and the Gallardo is no exception, as the Italian supercar builder is already preparing the successor for it, which is currently known as the Cabrera . However, until the Cabrera becomes official, Lamborghini is considering a special "Good bye!" for the aging Gallardo.
According to Lamborghini of America chief operating officer Michael Lock, the last Gallardo units will be offered as a special edition that features a rear-wheel-drive system and, most importantly, a manual gearbox.
According to Lock, this will be a "stripped-down, manual-transmission Gallardo send-off edition." After that, Lamborghini will focus on the supercar’s successor, a model that will have to "preserve Lamborghini’s heritage of outrageous styling."
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With just one year before the Gallardo will be officially put to rest, Lamborghini decided to offer one final update. The revised model was unveiled at the 2012 Paris Auto Show and features an updated exterior look, improved interior, but no changes under the hood.
The Gallardo is powered by a 5.2-liter V-10 DOHC engine that rips off 552 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 398 pound-feet of torque at 6,500 rpm. It sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 201.9 mph.