Take one Gallardo, boost the power to 520bhp and then sharpen the steering, stiffen the suspension and reduce the gearing.Next fit a set of Pirelli P-zero Corsa tyres on new ‘Callisto’ rims. In other words, tune the Gallardo up for maximum attack.
Then serve at a suitably roasting temperature, complemented with styling revisions around the air intakes and a cool black roof section. Limit to 250 units worldwide.
Et voila, you have the Lamborghini Gallardo SE.
Do the changes work?
Yes. The Gallardo has always been astonishing: a fusion of real-world pace and supercar exotica. Now it looks even better – those styling revisions really finish off what is a dramatic but classily restrained shape. Now the visual punch is a killer.
And then you climb inside and grasp the hard, suede sports steering wheel and survey an interior that’s a cross between an Italian exotic and an Audi A8. Slightly disconcerting at first, but effective in that everything works, and it’s easy to get comfortable too.
In fact, the SE is ridiculously easy to drive, save the clunky semi automatic gearbox that requires some thought, especially when you’re slowing to a standstill.