Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Limited Edition

This limited edition Italian Supercar was recently launched in the Indian market with a price that starts at 2.18 crores. Similar as Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera which has been marked as The Best Lamborghini Ever. This Limited Edition Gallardo however has some reduced features from the Supeleggera as well as some improved features. Like the 550 HP engine, a 20 HP reduced from the Superleggera and the Electrically adjustable mirrors and spoilers which was missing in the Superleggera
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Specifications

This 550 horsepower car, has 20 less horsepower than that of Gallaro 570-4 Superleggera although it has the same Structural aluminium space frame, based on aluminium extruded parts welded to cast aluminium joint elements as the Superleggera but it is missing the carbon fiber body. The limited edition has the electrically controlling spoiler feature which was lacking in the Superleggera and also the electrically adjustable mirror feature.

It has the same the same suspension that of the Superleggera and also the same Tyres and Wheels and also everything is similar that of the Superleggera i.e. Engine, Dimensions, Tank Capacity.

The only two things that it has got more or better than the Superleggera is the fuel consumption i.e 20.1 l/100 km, 0.3 less than that of the Superleggera and CO2 emission of 4 less than that of the Superleggera.

It lacks the 4-Wheel Drive System of the Superleggera and has a rear wheel drive. It doesnt have the automatic transmission of the Superleggera.

Detailed Specifications are given below

Chassis and Body

  • Frame: Structural aluminium space frame, based on aluminium extruded parts welded to cast aluminium joint elements
  • Body: Aluminium with thermoplastic “hang-on” parts
  • Mirrors: External mirrors heated, electrically adjustable and foldable Rear spoiler: Electronically controlled
  • Suspension: Aluminium double-wishbone front and rear suspension system, anti-roll bar, anti-dive and anti-squat

Tyres and Wheels

  • ESP: Full ESP system with ABS, ASR and ABD
  • Steering: Power-assisted rack and pinion
  • Front tires: Pirelli PZero 235/35 ZR 19
  • Rear tires: Pirelli PZero 295/30 ZR 19
  • Front wheels: Aluminium alloy 8.5″ x Ø 19″
  • Rear wheels: Aluminium alloy 11″ x Ø 19″
  • Curb-to-curb turning circle: 11.5 m (37.7 ft)

Airbags

Airbags: Front “dual-stage” driver and passenger airbags, side “head-thorax” airbags BRAKES

Brakes

  • Power vacuum, aluminium alloy callipers: 8-cylinder front callipers and 4-cylinder rear calliper;
  • Ventilated discs (front – rear): Ø 365 x 34 mm – Ø 356 x 32 mm (Ø 14.37 x 1.34″ – Ø 14.02 x 1.26″)

ENGINE

  • Type: 10 cylinders V 90°, DOHC 4 valves, common-pin crankshaft
  • Displacement: 5,204 cm³ (317.6 cu.in.)
  • Bore and stroke: Ø 84.5 mm x 92.8 mm (Ø 3.33″ x 3.65″)
  • Valve gear: Chain-driven, intake and exhaust continuously variable valve timing, electronically controlled
  • Compression ratio: 12.5 : 1
  • Maximum power: 550 HP (405 kW) @ 8,000 RPM
  • Maximum torque: 540 Nm (397 lbft) @ 6,500 RPM
  • Emission class: EURO 5 – LEV 2
  • Emission control system: Catalytic converters with lambda sensors
  • Cooling system: Two water radiators, engine and gearbox radiator with oil-to-water cooling system
  • Engine management system: Bosch MED 9
  • Lubrication system:Dry sump

Drivetrain

  • Type of transmission: Rear-wheel-drive
  • Gearbox: 6-speed and reverse, manual.
  • Clutch: Double plate, Ø 215 mm (8.46″)
  • Optional: Robotized sequential system (E-gear) with actuation by paddles on the steering column
  • Rear differential: Limited-slip differential with asymmetrical locking (25 % under power, 45 % on overrun)

PERFORMANCE

  • Top speed: 320 km/h (199 mph)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 3.9 s

Dimensions

  • Wheelbase: 2,560 mm (100.79 in)
  • Overall length: 4,345 mm (171.06 in)
  • Overall width (excluding mirrors): 1,900 mm (74.80 in)
  • Overall height: 1,165 mm (45.87 in)
  • Front track: 1,632 mm (64.25 in)
  • Rear track: 1,597 mm (62.87 in)
  • Dry weight: 1,380 kg (3,042 lb)
  • Weight/Power: 2.51 kg/HP (5.53 lb/HP)
  • Weight distribution (front – rear): 43 % – 57 %

Capacities

  • Fuel tank capacity: 90 l (23.8 gal.)
  • Engine oil capacity: 10 l (2.6 gal.)
  • Engine coolant capacity: 20 l (5.3 gal.)

Fuel Consumption

  • Urban consumption: 20.1 l/100 km
  • Extra urban consumption: 9.2 l/100 km
  • Combined consumption: 13.3 l/100 km
  • CO2 emission: 315 g/km

Conclusion

If you are a sporty person then this limited edition is not for you, we recommend the Gallardo Superleggera. But if you are an eco-friendly person who likes to ride with style and not much concerned about the HP, then this limited edition is just for you.

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