Lamborghini unveiled the new Gallardo LP560-4 back at the 2012 Paris Auto Show in September, but only displayed the model in coupe form. We expected the Spyder version to come about sometime during a future auto show, but the the images of the drop top variant have unceremoniously surfaced online. This is an interesting move from Lamborghini considering that no information has been unveiled in the past few weeks which would make any of us think this was coming.
The only major difference we can see between the Spyder and the Coupe is the missing roof. There is also a "New Gallardo" logo in the front bumper to distinguish this new version of the Gallardo.
Under the hood, Lamborghini will keep the usual 5.2-liter V-10 DOHC engine that delivers a total of 552 HP at 8,000 rpm and 398 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm. Because of the addition of the heavier roof, the performance numbers will be slightly lower than in the coupe version, which does the 0 to 60 mph sprint time of 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 201 mph.