It's a mistake to think of the Gallardo as the junior Lamborghini, and this stunning 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder neatly proves that smaller and more affordable also meant faster and more fun to drive. And it still draws the same kind of jaw-dropping attention of its big brother, so get in and start having some fun.
Thanks to a big infusion of cash, engineering know-how, and technology from Audi, the Gallardo hit the market as a fully-formed supercar. No teething pains, no public testing, just a nasty, high-speed, mid-engined sports car that delivered on its outrageous looks. And this one is more outrageous than most, wearing vivid Giallo Midas paint (that's Pearl Yellow to us) and black trim, you're sure to be the center of attention everywhere you go. But the Gallardo is more than a poser's car, it's for the serious enthusiast, and Lamborghini gives you the tools to make it dance. The conversion to an open-topped cabrio stole none of its sharp reflexes and adds the most wondrous exhaust note to the experience. That insanely expensive paint remains in outstanding condition, with only a few marks near the high-traffic door handles, but otherwise quite impressive. Of course, that shouldn't be a surprise, as cars like this are always well-maintained by passionate enthusiasts, and having only been driven about 3100 miles per year, it should be no surprise that it looks so good.
Despite its long, low bodywork and the Italians' reputation for odd driving positions, the Gallardo benefits from Audi's interior designers, making it extremely user-friendly. The black leather seats are beautifully stitched with contrasting yellow thread and just about everything you can touch is covered in some expensive material. The flat-bottomed steering wheel screams performance and the big, round gauges are easy to see when you're snapping through the gears using the paddle shifters. Audi's entertainment system with a large screen makes it feel contemporary and modern, the A/C is effective, and the switches feel robust, all welcome advances over the good old, bad old days of Italian exotics. The huge windshield controls wind buffeting and the black canvas top is power actuated and fully lined, so it seals up far better than you'd expect. Everything is in superlative condition, indicative of great care throughout its life and the wear is certainly in line with the mileage. The forward-mounted trunk isn't much for luggage, but it does house an original tool kit and a CD changer.
The 5.0 liter V10 engine was built for combat and loves to rev. V10s are a favorite of Formula One teams, and with this car, it's easy to see why. It screams to redline almost faster than you can react, and pulls like a freight train in every single gear, all the while making the most spine-tingling sounds this side of the Mulsanne Straight. The V10 has proven itself to be almost indestructible in spirited use, and you'll never get tired of the way it hungrily spins through the gears. The 6-speed paddle-shifted transmission is quicker than you were on your best day, and a new clutch was installed a few years ago, so no worries there. Obviously the car has never seen winter weather and you can probably count the number of rainy days it's seen on one hand. The only notable modification are those black Asanti wheels which carry ultra-low-profile performance tires.
An opportunity to buy one of the most thrilling cars in a generation for more than half off its sticker price. Nobody will care that it's a 2007, only that the guy driving it seems to be having the time of his life. Call today!