Lamborghini reveals how much you have to pay for the rear-drive Gallardo LP550-2, and that’s $209,000, plus $ 2,995 for destination charge and gas guzzler tax.
That’s about 20 grand less than the standard four-wheel-drive 560 Spyder. But don’t think you are getting less.
You see, the 550-2 is a drop-top version of the Balboni, unanimously considered as the best version of the Gallardo. If only it had a stripe on it.
The LP550-2, as the name indicates, has 550 hp channeled to the rear wheels via either an e-gear or a proper manual gearbox. It has a 0 to 100 km/h time of 4.2 seconds and top speed of 319 km/h.
With the omission of the front differential the car has become lighter, but it does lose some of its grip as well. That should make it more fun to drive. A bit less poised and precise, but more fun.