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The 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 is a welcome addition to the Raging Bull family of Lamborghini sports cars. It’s no black sheep of the family either, continuing the proud legacy of both its parent company and its luxurious lineage when it made its early debut on the eve of an L.A. show.

It shares its basic design with the Gallardo line’s open-air members for sure. However, this newest variant is able to distinguish itself from its own fellow siblings and cousins with a comprehensively revised interior and engine to accommodate its transition to rear-wheel drive from a mostly four-wheel-drive clan of cars.

Specs That Speak for Themselves

In terms of engine and general car specifications, the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 also comes out a winner. Its engine is a mid-ship-mounted 5.2 motor with natural aspiration, which is identical to other iterations of the Gallardo LP 550-2. This gives the car 542 horsepower at an amazing 398 pounds-feet of torque.

This explains why the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 is capable of going 0-60 miles per hour from 3.9 seconds to 4.2 seconds. It’s even backed with a six-speed manual transaxle that could give most any other sports car a run for its money in its perfect marriage of power and speed.

Additionally, on top of its nose and tail elements benefiting from aero-tuning that helps it reach its 199 top speed without compromising its function or shortening its lifespan, Lamborghini has also fitted this sexy dream machine with a unique 45 percent locking rear differential and a suitably reinforced aluminum chassis that’s able to handle all sorts of dynamic loading forces from its rear-drive configuration.

Performance Car that Passes Environmental Tests

This performance ride has a top speed of 199 miles per hour or 320 kilometers per hour. Furthermore, it can accelerate from 0-62 miles per hour or 0-100 kilometers per hour in just 3.9 seconds, which is a sports car necessity. Its performance, however, doesn’t turn it into a hazard to the environment.

Its fuel consumption in accordance to Dir. EC/1999/100 has carbon emissions of 315 grams per kilometer, the combined consumption of 12.2 liters per 100 kilometers, extra urban consumption of 9.2 liters per 100 kilometers, and urban consumption of 20.1 liters per 100 kilometers.

As for the standards of the US EPA (United States Environment Protection Agency), the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 also passes the test, offering urban consumption of 13 miles per gram, extra urban consumption of 20 miles per gram, and combined consumption of 16 miles per gram.

The Bottom Line of Getting a Lamborghini Gallardo

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 also comes complete with new traction systems, improved stability control, and new shock calibrations that showcase a real evolution of the Gallardo line. You’re not just getting a de facto new release with barely anything changed. It’s practically a new and improved car from its predecessors without changing the core values of what made it a best-seller in the first place.

The 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 is a must-buy for collectors and a must-rent for vacationers in Las Vegas who want to tour the Entertainment Capital of the World in style with the assistance of car rental shops like Diplomat Exotic Rentals. This amazing luxury sports car that performance purists definitely adore showcases that it is possible to have your cake and eat it too.

 

References:

http://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/2012-lamborghini-gallardo-lp-550_2-spyder-_-2011-la-auto-show/2000007490/

http://www.lamborghini.com/en/masterpieces/gallardo/gallardo-lp-550-2/technical-specifications/

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