Test: Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder

Frank Herzog
Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder
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T u's not. Don't get in. Otherwise it won't let you go. Rather: He won't let go of you anymore. Anyone who gets too close to the youngest bull from the Gallardo breed, who was just born, will be caught. Merciless and rude. Stimulate him and you are lost. Everything around you disappears in the shadow of insignificance. Suddenly and solely through a simple turn - the turn of the ignition key.

The first ten sparks of the day make you and your neighbors, who may have been comfortably cuddled in the pillows, a victim. Eruption is followed by emotion. Roaring loudly, with no exhaust flap closed, the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder begins its noisy daily work. Only when the V10 mid-engine, which has 560 horsepower from a 5.2 liter displacement, has reached its minimum operating temperature, is calm again - in the wedge and in the neighborhood. That is the case after around 30 seconds.

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder is self-confident and extroverted

Then the pilot can who decided in favor of the pedigree athlete, which is just 1.18 meters high, because they care about the unconditional attention of those around them, only reaching for the Corsa button helps. It tears open the flaps, which open automatically beyond 4,000 crankshaft rotations, already at idle. Nobody can listen to the then resounding ten-cylinder fanfare. Looking away is difficult in view of the self-confident, extroverted appearance of the Italo convertible.

With every fiber, every line of his body made of aluminum and thermoplastic add-on parts, the 4.35-meter athlete seems to be crying for applause: “Look here, here I am, there is no look and no look at me Way over. ”And that is actually the case. Indeed, Gallardo Spyder owners should have a healthy personality structure if they don't want to be consistently red-headed or - alternatively - proudly swollen chests. Anyone who gets involved with such a classy Italian and then dares to go out into the street without protective headgear has to live with the fact that it mutates into a catwalk. Basta.,

Uncertainties in the border area are no longer an issue with the Lamborghini

Which of course does not mean that the wedge-shaped all-wheel drive is only forShow star is good - on the contrary. In fact, the Lamborghini engineers have apparently taken seriously the criticism of their work expressed in the 11/2008 edition of the Supertest and have thoroughly improved the Spyder. The uncertainty in the limit area, which was previously criticized for the Lamborghini LP 560-4 Coupé (for the Supertest), is just as little an issue with the Roadster as the moderate line fidelity during braking maneuvers at high speeds, which sometimes caused moments of shock in the Supertest Coupé. There were never any sweaty hands in the Pirelli P Zero Corsa-tyred Spyder, which could indicate that work on the elastokinematic elements of the wheel suspension, which was blamed for the faux pas at the end of last year, has meanwhile been worked on.

In the current specification, the two-seater scurrying deep across the asphalt is in any case not frightened by the shifting operations of the automated e.gear transmission carried out by means of paddles on the steering wheel, nor by hard braking maneuvers. The massive rear of the all-wheel drive now stays on track more reliably, which immediately has an effect on the small circuit in Hockenheim: Despite its weight increased by 100 kilograms, the open Gallardo takes two tenths of a second off the closed Gallardo to 2.6 kilometers. 1.11.1 minutes in the Spyder are compared to 1.11.3 minutes in the Coupé. This means that the 1.7-ton Lambo is hardly slower than its weight-optimized predecessor, the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera (1:10, 9 min) in the 2007 Supertest.

The Gallardo's deceleration and driving values ​​could be further improved

The interaction of carbon-ceramic brakes, sports tires and ABS, which are subject to a surcharge, now works better. As a result, the deceleration values ​​achieved with the Spyder are consistently higher than with the Coupé at 11.3 m /s² (cold) to 11.8 m /s² (warm). The fact that the fuel consumption of the open-air junior with an average of 22.4 liters per 100 kilometers is slightly lower than that of the closed brother (23.1 L /100 km) should not be overestimated.

Without a roof over your head you are more leisurely on the move. And tall drivers will probably not drive their Spyder all that often. This is countered by the very low, threatening windshield frame aiming in the direction of the driver's head and the consequently severely restricted headroom. Seen in this way, the screamer from St. Agata Bolognese is surprisingly recommended as a real ladies' car: petite women find a much better place in the tight cockpit.


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