Lamborghini commemorates building 10,000th Gallardo
In a market where reaching 5,000 supercars built is a milestone in itself, the Lamborghini Gallardo somehow has reached twice that number, rolling the 10,000th Gallardo off of the production line. By reaching 10,000 units built, the Gallardo becomes the most successful Lamborghini model in the company’s illustrious history.
Stephan Winkelmann, a Lamborghini top executive, commented on the unprecedented success of the Gallardo, saying that it’s a testament to the brand’s uncompromising style of Italian automotive craftsmanship. "The Lamborghini Gallardo has also played an exemplary role in defining and delivering our brand reputation into our worldwide markets," he adds. "The strength and presence of the Gallardo product has played a significant role in the growth and recognition of our brand."
Launched in 2003, the Gallardo became a household Lamborghini supercar model, spurning off-shoots with a number of different styles including, the Superleggera, the SE, the Nera, and, the most successful of all, the Spyder. Recently, Lamborghini has also paid tribute to its long-time test driver, Valentino Balboni, by building a special-edition Gallardo in his name, the LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni Edition.
And now, after seven years, and 10,000 models built later, the Gallardo remains strong as ever, further slamming home the point that the model is, without question, one of the most successful supercars to ever be produced.
Congratulations on the milestone, Lamborghini! And to the Chinese client who scooped up the Midas-colored, 10,000th Gallardo, you better take good care of your new ride, buddy. That’s no ordinary Gallardo you’ll be driving soon.