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Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder

Submitted by on December 19, 2011 – 9:40 amNo Comment

Once upon a time, sports cars and rear-wheel drive layouts were synonymous terms, but not anymore – especially when it comes to the Volkswagen Group that has essentially built an empire of all sorts of front- and all-wheel drive models.

But every so often, even the VW Group succumbs to the allure of rear-wheel drive. Today, its Lamborghini brand introduced the new Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder, which combines the open-top body style with rear wheel drive.

“With the Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder, we are expanding the Lamborghini lineup with a purist model that adds yet another dimension of driving fun,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Lamborghini.

“This will appeal in particular to a very special group of customers that enjoy a spirited driving style and also like to experience the sheer pleasure of open-air driving,” he adds.

As the name implies, the Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder is powered by the firm’s 5.2-liter V10 engine tuned to produce 550-horses.

Lamborghini says that its engineers have carried out extensive modifications to adapt the car to rear-wheel drive such as applying specific dampers settings and tweaking its aerodynamics to take into account the change in the distribution of forces.

The Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder tips the scales at 1,520 kilograms (3,351 pounds) and can accelerate from standstill to 100km/h (62mph) in 4.2 seconds en route to a top speed of 319km/h (198 mph).
Chassis and body
Frame: Structural aluminium space frame, based on aluminium extruded parts welded to cast aluminium joint elements
Body: Aluminium with thermoplastic “hang-on” parts
Suspension: Aluminium double-wishbone front and rear suspension system, anti-roll bar, anti-dive and anti-squat
ESP: Full ESP system with ABS, ASR and ABD
Brakes: Power vacuum, aluminium alloy callipers: 8-cylinder front callipers and 4-cylinder rear callipers
Ventilated discs (front – rear): Ø 365 x 34 mm – Ø 356 x 32 mm (Ø 14.37″ x 1.34″ – Ø 14.02″ x 1.26″)
CCB Brakes (option): Power vacuum, aluminium alloy callipers: 6-cylinder front callipers and 4-cylinder rear callipers
Ventilated discs (front – rear): Ø 380 x 38 mm – Ø 356 x 32 mm (Ø 14,96″ x 1,49″ – Ø 14.02″ x 1.26″)
Steering: Power-assisted rack and pinion
Tires (front – rear): Pirelli PZero 235/35 ZR 19 – 295/30 ZR 19
Wheels (front – rear): Aluminium alloy: 8.5″ x Ø 19″ – 11″ x Ø 19″
Curb-to-curb turning circle: 11.5 m (37.7 ft)
Mirrors: External mirrors heated, electrically adjustable and foldable
Rear spoiler: Electronically controlled
Airbags: Front “dual-stage” driver and passenger airbags, side “head-thorax” airbags
Soft Top: Fully electronic-hydraulic soft top, electronic folding rear window/wind protector
Engine
Type: 10 cylinders V 90°, DOHC 4 valves, common-pin crankshaft
DisplacemenT: 5204 cc (317.6″ cu)
Bore and stroke: Ø 84.5 mm x 92.8 mm (Ø 3.33″ x 3.65″)
Valve gear: Chain-driven, intake and exhaust continuously variable valve timing, electronically controlled
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Maximum power: 405 kW* (550 CV) at 8000 rpm
Maximum torque: 540 Nm at 6500 rpm (398.3 ft lbs at 6500 rpm)
Emission class: EURO 5 – LEV 2
Emission control system: Catalytic converters with lambda sensors
Cooling system: Two water radiators, engine and gearbox radiator with oil-to-water cooling system
Engine management system: Bosch MED 9
Lubrication system: Dry sump
Drivetrain
Type of transmission: Rear-wheel drive with limited slip differential
Gearbox: 6-speed and reverse, robotized sequential e gear system with actuation by paddles on the steering column
Clutch: Double plate, Ø 215 mm (8.46″)
Rear differential: 45 % limited slip
Performance
Top speed: 319 km/h (198,5 mph)
Acceleration (0–100 km/h [0–62 mph]): 4,2 sec
Acceleration (0–200 km/h [0– 124 mph]): 13,4 sec
Dimensions
Wheelbase: 2560 mm (100.8″)
Overall length: 4345 mm (171.1″)
Overall width: 1900 mm (74.8″)
Overall height: 1184 mm (46.6”)
Track (front – rear): 1632 mm – 1597 mm (64.3″ – 62.9″)
Dry weight: 1520 kg (3351 lb)
Weight distribution (front – rear): 43 % – 57 %
Tank Capacties
Fuel tank: 80 litres (21.16 US gal)
Engine oil: 10 litres (2.6 US gal)
Engine coolant: 20 litres (5.3 US gal)
Consumption**
Urban cycle: 20,8 l/100km
Extra urban cycle: 9,7 l/100km
Combined: 13,8 l/100km
CO2 emissions: 330 g/km
Consumption usa***
Urban cycle: 13 mpg
Highway: 20 mpg
Combined: 16 mpg

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