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LAUNCH: The new Lamborghini LP560-4

August 23, 2008 Leave a comment

Surviving on the amazing teaser video’s released by Lamborghini on their new Gallardo replacement, the highly anticipated car has finally made it to our shores to much fanfare. 2 launches, 1 for media and an evening affair for existing and prospective Lamborghini owners exclusively were held. The newest addition to the already impressive line-up from Sant’Agata seems to be on a totally different diet than the older Gallardo.

The heart of this bull comes from an all-new, direct-injected 5.2l V10 churning out 540bhp, 10 more than the Supperleggera. The total weight of the LP560-4 has also decreased by 20kg from the Gallardo. Other machanical enhancements includes a revised transmission and a permanent 4 wheel drive system that creates a rear bias of up to 30:70.

To the stance and look of the beast, it doesn’t take you long before you realise that the front mug of the car takes after the super exclusive Lamborghini Reventon. New revised rear diffuser and the smoother underbody improves the aerodynamic efficiency from the its older sibling by almost 31%. New front and rear lamps greatly improve the appearance of the car and gives it a much wider stance, especially at the rear. Although priced much higher than the car it replaces, the hike is absolutely justified with the numerous improvements made.

Follow the jump to see all the photos from the launch: