A Lamborghini wouldn’t be a Lamborghini without a low-slung driving position, a steeply raked windscreen and acres of leather and carbonfibre inside. The Gallardo 560-4 ticks all of these boxes, and with some style, but unlike rather too many of Sant’Agata’s previous creations, these classic cues are accompanied by a genuine sense of quality, excellent ergonomic clarity and a generous level of trim and equipment.
Where the car really succeeds inside is in its ability to blend some fairly obvious Audi parts – its communications package, some of its switchgear and an excellent sat-nav system – without diluting the inherent drama that has so distinguished Lamborghini interiors for over 40 years. You also get an air-con system that actually works, a rear-view image of what’s behind the car, which automatically appears when you select reverse, and a top-quality stereo. Be in no doubt, the 560-4 feels – and indeed is – a class act inside. If ever a supercar reflected its price in the style and quality of its cabin, this is it.
You don’t buy a supercar for practical reasons, yet of its type, the 560 isn’t too bad. The boot in the bonnet is impressively deep and can take one decent-sized squashy bag, and within the cabin there are numerous well-sized cubbies for odds and ends.