The Gallardo really exemplifies the supercars of the 2000s - an era where livability began to see the same attention as performance. At the time, the method of make a comfortable Lamborghini was to adapt an Audi stereo, switches, and HVAC system and go heavy with leather interior surfaces. Since then, the scale has tilted in favor of performance, and the interiors reflect that. On today's supercar, such as the Gallardo's Huracán successor, you'll find a lot less leather and carpeting and a lot more exposed Alcantara and carbon fiber.
Recently, McLaren has introduced their GT model, which is aimed at the 911 or perhaps the Mercedes-AMG GT series buyer. The idea behind the GT was to increase interior comfort while changing the performance characteristics to better suit those who travel in their McLaren more than they drive it on the track. We can't help but to think that a Gallardo, with its 513bhp V10, AWD, gated manual shifter, and handsome interior by Audi, might have been a decade and a half ahead of McLaren with this format.
Model: Lamborghini Gallardo
Engine: 5.0L V10
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Location: West Chicago, IL
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo
Rosso Via Exterior over Nero Perseus/Avorio Leather Interior
VERY RARE 6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION! RARE COLOR COMBINATION!
SPECIAL ORDER VEHICLE FROM LAMBORGHINI! EXCEPTIONALLY WELL EQUIPPED!
FACTORY OPTIONS INCLUDE:
Custom Request Color (Originally $5,700)
Transparent Engine Bonnet (Originally $4,030)
Silver Callisto Rims (Originally $3,250)
Electric Seats (Originally $2,990)
Navigation System (Originally $2,600)
Rear View Camera System (Originally $2,600)
Branding Package (Originally $910)
Travel Package (Originally $650)
Leather Package I (Originally $470)
Board Computer (Originally $460)
Heated Seats (Originally $350)
ADDDITIONAL UPGRADES INCLUDE:
Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel w/Perforated Leather
Contrast Stitched Steering Wheel
These are doubtless on the more durable end of the supercar spectrum. We haven't researched any specific faults, so our guesses for pain points would be that the clutch might be approaching the end of its life, and that the timing chain guides might need to be inspected as the mileage increases. These are port-injected, so no need to worry about carbon buildup, which probably plagues the later LP560-4 models. We've also noticed that, while leather interior surfaces look wonderful on new cars, they don't tend to maintain their appeal as they age. The leather on the door panels seems ok for now, though.
Clearly the original owner put some time into personalizing this car to suit their tastes. We think that they did a good job with the order sheet, from the special-order red paint, to the two-tone interior, to the clear engine cover and manual transmission. The newer Lamborghinis can blow this Gallardo out of the water on the track, but for a trip across the country, we can think of few better Lamborghinis for the job.