Lamborghini delivered the first Gallardo LP560-4 to the US. The happy owner is Benny Caiola, Jr., noted Italian car enthusiast and collector, from New York. He took the keys to his brand new supercar this week.

Benny Caiola, Jr. has a real collection of Italian supercars: he owns a Countach, Diablo, Espada, Jalpa and the legendary Miura.

He won his Gallardo at an auction at the East Side House Settlement charity auction during the 2008 New York International Auto Show.

The Gallardo LP560-4 is powered by the new 5.2 litre V10 engine with an output of 560 PS (412 kW) at 8000 rpm. The increase of 40 PS compared with that of the previous Gallardo, and the approximate 20 kilogram reduction in weight, improves the power weight ratio to 2.5 kilograms per PS (hp) and thus enhances performance. The LP560-4 accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, its speed at 11.8 seconds is 200 km/h and its top speed lies at 325 km/h.

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