For Acceleration is astonishing, the sound is something to savour, and the Gallardo handles brilliantly, with immense traction, superb grip and virtually no body lean. It's well equipped, too.
Against Don't bother with the clunky clutchless manual paddle-shift gearbox. Running costs will be huge, because the car averages just 19.2mpg – and even less if you make use of its full performance.
What Car? says
There's no real choice with a Gallardo - you either want it or you don't. And, if you want a 'proper' supercar, they don’t come much better.
What Car? readers say
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Target Price team says:
When asked to think of a supercar, chances are that most people will conjure up the image of a Lamborghini. In fact, we'd almost wager that, if you look up 'supercar' in a dictionary, it will say, 'see Lamborghini'. The Gallardo really is everything a supercar should be: astonishing to look at and amazing to drive.
Beyond the choice between coupe and open-top, there's not much to worry about - well, we're assuming that, if you can afford to look at a Gallardo, you can afford its sky-high running costs.
There's only one engine and trim, but if you want to avoid the almost inevitable waiting list, ask the dealer if there are any cancelled orders. Or, try shopping around specialists who may be able to get you into a Lambo more quickly - albeit probably for a premium.
Reader test team says:
I generally agree with most of the previous reviews on this car. I owned one for almost a year but had to get rid of it in the end, mainly due to…
Unfortunately, I have to agree with several other people on here. The VW Audi group cannot keep taking over prestigeous brands such as Lamborghini and…
I was fortunate enough to have a 2006 Gallardo E-Gear for the day and what can I say, I loved it. I have driven some fast cars in my time (the F430…
This is a better supercar than the F430. But unfortuanately i'd never buy one. Because who's going to pay £130,000 for the dash and centre console out…