Gallardo LP560-4 drops its top down under

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder

The Lamborghini stand at the 75th Melbourne International Motor Show, which starts next week, is going to be a good one. Making its Australian debut will be the Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder. The Gallardo is one of the finest looking supercars money can currently buy, if not the finest. And in soft top form it is just divine. That being the case, then, the sound from its 5.2 litre V10 is like divine intervention. It truly is a message from God!

With a lighter transmission, a reworked V10 engine, new suspension and updated all-wheel-drive system the LP560-4 Spyder can sprint to 100km/h in just four seconds flat. It has a top speed of 324km/h, and to keep Bob Brown happy, has dropped its fuel consumption by 18 per cent and reduced its CO2 emissions to boot.

Joining the Spyder on the Lambo stand will be the Gallardo coup√© and the Murcielago¬†LP640. The motor show’s Historic Tribute display will show off supercar royalty in the form of a 1960s Miura. I’m not sure the profile of any supercar has bettered the classic lines of this work of absolute perfection.

If you’re heading to show, make sure you check out the best Sant’Agata has to offer. I doubt you will be disappointed.

More pics after the jump. To download the press document from the 2008 LA Auto Show, including full specs; right click, save as HERE (100kb PDF).

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder

LP560-4 Spyder to make Australian debut

A Lamborghini which has won performance car accolades on both sides of the Atlantic will make its first Australian appearance in open-top form at the Melbourne Motor Show.

Lamborghini’s Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder will be the Italian supercar star of the Show, shown beside its coupe running mate and the mighty Murcielago LP640.

CAR magazine in the UK recently declared the LP560-4 coupe its Performance Car of The Year, shortly after it won Road & Track magazines Ultimate Track Test in the USA.

The Murcielago LP640 also enjoys special status at Australia’s only motor show for 2009, being the fastest and most expensive car on show, with a price tag over $750,000 and a top speed of at least 330 km/h.

The LP560-4 is the latest development of the Gallardo, the best selling Lamborghini of all time, offering the performance and handling of the Coupe with the open air pleasure of a soft-top sports car.

Improvements in the Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder include a lighter transmission, a new 5.2 litre V10 engine, new suspension and a revised permanent all-wheel-drive system.

The LP560-4 Spyder goes from 0 to 100km/h in 4.0 seconds and has a top speed of 324 km/h, and yet has improved fuel consumption and an 18 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions.

Another very special car will remind supercar enthusiasts that Lamborghini created the world’s first mid-engined road-going supercar more than 40 years ago when it launched the P400 Miura.

A privately owned Lamborghini Miura has been selected for the 75th Melbourne Motor Show Historic Tribute display, along with a rare few of the most significant cars of past Motor Shows.

Not only did Lamborghini stun the motoring world with the Miura in 1966, but it continues to stun with the Miura’s direct descendants, the Gallardo and Murcielago.

Melbourne International Motor Show runs from 27 February to 9 March at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and is organised and promoted by the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce through its dealer division the Australian Automobile Dealers Association (Vic).