Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Bicolore
30th January, 2011
Automobili Lamborghini is presenting at the 2011 Qatar Motor Show
(this week-end) a highly exclusive and appealing vehicle making its world premiere: the Gallardo LP 560-4 Bicolore,
a Special Edition super sports car which will be produced for the European and Asian-Pacific markets, while for
the American market it will be only available in the version LP 550-2. As its name implies, this special series
features an exclusive two-tone finish with matching interior, and offers a full range of standard equipment. A
refined contrast between the black roof and the colour of the rest of the body (available in a choice of five
shades) further emphasises the sharp, dynamic lines of the Gallardo LP 560-4, while simultaneously enhancing its
sportiness and adding a touch of elegance to a prestigious model in the field of automotive design.
The most successful super sports car in Lamborghini's history captures the imagination with the brutal power of
its 560 hp V10 engine, the absolute grip of its permanent all-wheel drive and the razor-sharp precision of its
chassis. Every kilometre in the Lamborghini Gallardo is an intense experience of explosive dynamics and absolute
control. Its breathtaking performance is indicated by the 3.7 seconds it takes to reach 100 km/h and its top speed
of 325 km/h.
"With the Gallardo LP 560-4 Bicolore, Lamborghini demonstrates once again the extreme, uncompromising and
unmistakably Italian nature of our brand. The super sports cars from Lamborghini combine volcanic energy with
design that is as unique as it is stylish," says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili
Unique design 'DNA'
The success of Lamborghini's unequalled design DNA lies in the beauty of highly-concentrated power and precise
function. The Gallardo is the sheer essence of form with a purist approach, so the body shell is crisply sculpted
and completely free from decoration. A timeless piece of design and an uncompromising driving machine - the
Lamborghini Gallardo is both.
Even more extreme, thanks to a personalised appearance
With its new Bicolore model, Lamborghini is now setting a further design highlight in the ten-cylinder model
series. The coloured exterior finish matched with the black on the upper area of the body gives the Gallardo a new,
more aggressive 'personality' that looks even wider, even more extreme and innately adhered to the road.
From the window-line upwards (including pillars, roof, engine hood and rear spoiler), the vehicle is decorated
in Noctis Black - a pastel black that contrasts perfectly with the lower area of the body, available in a choice
of five colours: Giallo Midas, Arancio Borealis, Grigio Telesto, Bianco Monocerus and Blu Caelum.
The exterior appearance is enhanced by Skorpius aluminium-alloy rims with 15 thin spokes that are forged to
minimise unsprung weight and are finished in titanium grey enamel. And, the air intakes and front spoiler have a
high-gloss black finish, as does the upper section of the rear diffuser.
Top-quality and highly individual interior
The contrast between black and colour is repeated in an understated, elegant manner in the interior of the
Gallardo LP 560-4 Bicolore. The instrument panel, seats, door panels and other elements in the passenger
compartment are upholstered in the finest "Nero Persus" leather, with a refined contrast provided by precise
stitching that is coloured to match the exterior paintwork: yellow, orange, blue and grey (also used on the Bianco
The bezel of the e-gear transmission on the centre console is in Nero Noctis, just like the upper area of the
vehicle. Obviously, the interior is finished in the Lamborghini tradition using only the materials of the very
highest quality, which are crafted with undisputed professionalism and fine Italian workmanship.
V10 like a work of art in a glass display
The complete range of standard equipment includes the fast e-gear automated transmission controlled by paddles
on the steering column. A lifting system enables the front axle to be raised for safer travel onto ramps and over
humps in the road, and the engine hood in tempered glass provides a view of the 'heart' of the vehicle: a 5.2
litre, 90° V-10 engine with stratified direct injection.
From a satellite navigation system to a rear-view camera, from a brake system with carbon-ceramic discs to
heated power seats, a long list of optional equipment and accessories allows the vehicle to be adapted to the
personal requirements of any client.
Unique success for a super sports car
Well over 10,000 Gallardos have left the production facility at company headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese -
a unique success story in the world of super sports cars. The Bicolore Special Edition is particularly intended
for the enthusiast who desires a super car with an exclusive appearance and remarkable design. In any event, he or
she will own a Lamborghini that is distinguished by an extremely dynamic 'character', maximum driving excitement,
yet an ability to be driven daily.
Individual characters in one model range
The Gallardo Bicolore completes Lamborghini's ten-cylinder model range, which is enjoying enormous resonance
worldwide with its broad spectrum of individual characters. While the Gallardo LP 560-4 is already a highly
trained, extreme automotive 'athlete', the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera takes the notion of thoroughbred high
performance even further. Thanks to its extensive experience in carbon-fibre lightweight engineering, Lamborghini
succeeded in reducing its weight by a further 70 kilogrammes. At 2.35 kilogrammes per hp, the power-to-weight
ratio of the Superleggera is the best in its class, with breathtaking performance guaranteed.
The Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder, on the other hand, offers a very different kind of extreme driving pleasure -
every trip with the roof down is a journey with a hurricane, yet with maximum protection. This can only be
bettered - in true Lamborghini style - by the Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante. Its purist carbon-fibre
lightweight engineering, according to Lamborghini's tradition, adds an even sharper edge to the dynamics.
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