- The last Lamborghini Gallardo has rolled off the assembly line.
- The final model is a Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante in "Rosso Mars," a striking red color.
- It is bound for an unnamed private collector.
SANT'AGATA BOLOGNESE, Italy — The last Lamborghini Gallardo has rolled off the assembly line.
The final model is a Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante in "Rosso Mars," a striking red color.
It is bound for an unnamed private collector. Almost half of all 30,000 Lamborghinis built since the company was first founded in 1963 are Gallardos. The next step for the automaker is somewhat uncertain, but it has been rumored for nearly a year that the Gallardo's successor may lose its Italian roots.
There's no question, the Gallardo has been a sizable and deserved hit for Lamborghini following its debut back at the 2003 Geneva Auto Show. The low and sleek, midengine V10 supercar has been offered in both coupe and open forms, with rear-drive or all-wheel drive and with 500-plus horsepower, starting with the 2004 model year.
The Gallardo spawned several special editions, often exclusive to specific markets, including Malaysia, China and India. The luxury car also reported for police duty, complete with blue lights and special livery. Two are currently used by the Italian State Police.
The final car is number 14,022.
Edmunds says: The next step will be interesting to watch, as Lamborghini comes up with a Gallardo successor that's ready to take on the Ferrari 458 Italia and McLaren MP4-12C.