This may be the cheapest way to own a new Lamborghini, but there’s nothing at all junior about it. The Gallardo LP560-4 is easily Lamborghini’s most complete supercar to date. It features a level of quality and usability not normally associated with any car of this kind, let alone one from Lamborghini. It also feels durable, as if it will retain not just its sense of occasion but also its basic integrity for a long time. Not all Lambos have felt this way over the years.
But what truly distinguishes the LP560-4 is shattering performance allied to an almost freakishly civilised demeanour. This is a car that can nearly live with a Ferrari 458 Italia dynamically yet also be perfectly acceptable as everyday transport for two people. In the end, it’s not quite as brilliant as the Ferrari or as advanced as McLaren's MP4-12C, but that doesn’t prevent it from being one of the most evocative supercars we’ve ever tested.