What is it?
This is the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder. This is the direct replacement for the previous Gallardo Spyder, which was based on the first-generation model rather than the current LP560-4, launched last year.
It may be true that a brand new Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder isn’t quite what the world needs right now, but on the other hand we can’t all keep wandering about wearing long faces. Some of our faces, after all, require a tan 365 days a year, and in Los Angeles there can be few more appropriate ways to take in the rays than behind the wheel of a new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder.
What’s it like?
Although you might think that a convertible Lamborghini would be the four-wheeled equivalent of a hen party full of footballers’ wives, it’s actually a very good car.
They simply don’t make badly engineered products at Lamborghini any more, and the way the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder gives so little away to its coupe cousin dynamically is testament to this fact. Even on lumpy surfaces the Spyder feels amazingly well sorted, not remotely wobbly, and basically very much like the tin-top LP560-4.