2006 Lamborghini Gallardo SE Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2006 Lamborghini Gallardo - Road Test Specs

2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe

(5.0L V10 AWD 6-speed Manual)


Model year2006
Base MSRP$201,970
As-tested MSRP$216,910


Drive typeall-wheel drive
Engine typeV10
Displacement (cc/cu-in)5.0
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)520@8,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)376@4,250
Transmission type6-speed auto clutch manual


Suspension, frontIndependent Double Wishbone w/anti-roll bar
Suspension, rearIndependent Double Wishbone w/anti-roll bar
Steering typePower-assisted rack and pinion
Tire brandPirelli
Tire modelPZero Corsa
Tire size, frontP235/35ZR19
Tire size, rearP295/30ZR19
Brakes, front4-wheel vented discs w/ABS

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)2.8
0-60 mph (sec.)4.1
0-75 mph (sec.)5.9
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)12.1@117mph
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)27.62
60-0 mph (ft.)108.30
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)71.1
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)37.7
Sound level @ idle (dB)57.5
@ Full throttle (dB)89.6
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)75.0

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsBest acceleration came from putting the car in "Thrust Mode" and turning off the ESP system. After that you simply mash the throttle, but after the car revs up and launches you must modulate throttle input to balance wheelspin with maximum acceleration. The tachometer did not keep up with engine's rev rate, so shifting before an indicated redline was necessary to avoid the rev limiter. Shifts with the E.gear system were very quick and positive.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsBraking is extremely confident, though the pedal has a bit of "mushiness" during initial application. This wasn't really an issue during maximum brake testing, as hammering the pedal simply caused the vehicle to immediately slow down.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsDespite the all-wheel drive system the car behaves very much like a rear-drive vehicle in the slalom. Quick throttle application or lift can prompt oversteer, but it remains stable and predictable overall.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,100
Temperature (°F)74
Wind (mph, direction)7.5 mph W

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)10 City 17 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)16.89
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)23.8

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,150
Length (in.)169.3
Width (in.)74.8
Height (in.)45.9
Wheelbase (in.)100.8
Legroom, front (in.)N/A
Legroom, rear (in.)N/A
Headroom, front (in.)N/A
Headroom, rear (in.)N/A
Seating capacity2
Cargo volume (cu-ft)4 cu. Ft
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)4 cu. Ft


Bumper-to-bumper2 year/24,000 miles
Powertrain2 year/24,000 miles
Corrosion2 year/24,000 miles
Roadside assistance2 year/24,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceN/A


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsStandard
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot Available
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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