Posts Tagged ‘e-gear’

Lamborghini is celebrating 50 years of making some sensational cars this year and so the story goes Ferruccio Lamborghini, who made tractors, told Enzo Ferrari his clutches were rubbish. Enzo got miffed, punched Ferry on the nose and sent him back to ploughing his potatoes. Mr Lambo decided that the only way to get even with the man who was building the most charismatic cars in the world was to build the most charismatic cars in the world….and the rest is history as they say.

It is arguable of course as to whether Ferruccio ever got close to realising his ambitions since The Raging Bull had always been the pub that everybody spoke about while drinking in The Prancing Horse.

A new act arrived in town, however, in 2003 and started putting bums on seats for the tractor maker. The pole dancer’s name was Gallardo.

Nobody could say that Ferruccio had ever made an ugly car. Quite the opposite, in fact. The Miura is a regular favourite in those ‘most beautiful car in the world’ polls. The issue seemed to be though that the only way Sant Agata felt it could beat Maranello was in the ‘mad design’ category.

Take the Countach, which apparently means ‘Eureka’ or “I found it!” – as pronouned by Archimides when he discovered the theory of water displacement. Lamborghini should have sent a team on University Challenge!

If you ever wanted people to point and stare at you, you either walked around stark naked with a spinning bow-tie or you drove a Countach. These days it will be an Aventador or a Sesto Elemento.

However, the Gallardo is ’sensible’ – for Lamborghini that is. It is also beautiful and it is one of our favourite cars ever. It is screwed together very well (courtesy of Audi) and it drives like a supercar should. That is why the tractor boys have never built so many of a particular model to come out of Sant Agata. The good news is that sometime early next year the second generation Gallardo is to be launched and word is that it will blow the competition away – we really hope that we won’t be disappointed.

Will it be better than an equivalent Ferrari? Who knows? Ferruccio and Enzo are probably trading blows at the pearly gates right now!

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

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Finished in stunning Nero Serapis with Full Black Leather Sports Interior and complimentary yellow stitching this gorgeous Gallardo Spyder has covered 23,000 miles with two owners since it was manufactured in 2006 and comes complete with a full service history and MOT until August 2011. This lovely example which has just been serviced is offered for sale on behalf of the current owner at £74995. Sorry this car is now sold!

Specification as follows:-

4961cc V10 Cylinder 500 bhp Petrol Engine, 6-Speed Sequential ‘E-Gear’ Gearbox, All Wheel Drive System, ABS, ASR, ABD, PAS, 19″ Callisto Alloy Wheels, Electric Power Hood, Body-coloured Heated ‘Powerfold’ Door Mirrors, Xenon Headlamps with Powerwash, Yellow Brake Calipers, Front Suspension Lifting System, Dual Zone Climate Control, Factory Satellite Navigation System, Reversing Camera, On-board Computer, Electric Windows, Electrically Adjustable Backrests, Adjustable Leather Steering Wheel, Leather Dashboard, Multiple Airbags, Remote Central Locking with Alarm / Immobiliser.

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For further information please call us on 01474 854490 or email sales@thecarspy.net

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Fancy a Gallardo E-gear Coupe? The owner of this particular mean and moody-looking example has asked if we can find a buyer for his pride and joy which is only being replaced because he is buying a Spyder. The car is finished in Black with Nero Leather and Silver Stitching with only 12k miles on the clock. Other goodies include SatNav, TV, DVD, Bluetooth, Electric Seats, 19″ Callisto Alloys, Sports Exhaust, Armourfend Protection, Tracker and the car is priced at £99,995 for a quick sale. Please contact us here for more details. 

 

2004 Lamborghini Gallardo

Posted: March 22, 2008 by The Car Spy in General, Lamborghini
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2004 Lamborghini Gallardo

Gallardo’s just seem to get prettier by the day! This particular example is finished in Giallo Midas Pearl which looks totally stunning. Nice mileage (17k) and fitted with the sought-after E-Gear option, SatNav and Nero yellow-stitched hide. Just serviced and MOT’d by Lamborghini Birmingham so ready to rock for the lucky new owner! Click here for more details.