Gallardo becomes Lamborghini's most successful model ever
29 June 2010

Lamborghini has built its 10,000th Gallardo at its Sant'Agata Bolognese factory, a production record for one of its supercars.

The 10,000th Gallardo was finished in Midas yellow and was delivered to a customer in Shaghai at a special ceremony over the weekend.

See the 10,000th Lamborghini Gallardo on the production line

The V10, four-wheel drive Gallardo was first produced in 2003 and revised in 2007. It is sold in 120 dealerships in 45 countries worldwide.

Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkleman said: “Production of car number 10,000 is a very important milestone for Lamborghini. The Gallardo is playing a significant role in the growth and recognition of our brand."

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29 June 2010

How far can stylists take the Origami School of Predicable Car Design? Surely a dead end ...?

29 June 2010

I think it's probably one of the best looking super cars for a long time. Those clean lines and fantastic profile. Lovely all together. It's also great to see the Gallardo become a huge success for Lamborghini and the company lose some of its second fiddle status to Ferrari (in terms of sales). I'd buy one tomorrow if it were possible!

29 June 2010

Go Lambo....

29 June 2010

Lambo, the ones you built to replace others that caught fire don't count... ;-)

29 June 2010

[quote Autocar]Lamborghini has built its 10,000th Gallardo at its Sant'Agata Bolognese factory[/quote]

How many of these were actually built at Neckarsulm? There was a strong rumour that a lot of Gallardos were built by Audi while Sant'Agata was being brought up to German quality standards...

29 June 2010

[quote Los Angeles]

How far can stylists take the Origami School of Predicable Car Design? Surely a dead end ...?

[/quote] [quote mx5xm]I think it's probably one of the best looking super cars for a long time. Those clean lines and fantastic profile. Lovely all together. It's also great to see the Gallardo become a huge success for Lamborghini and the company lose some of its second fiddle status to Ferrari (in terms of sales). I'd buy one tomorrow if it were possible![/quote] The revised styling is absolutely stunning when you're standing next to it. The very definition of what a supercar should look like.

29 June 2010

Blimey this is a milestone I bet Lambo never dreamt they would achieve. Question is has Audi ownership taken away some of the classic Italian feel...... I don't know but maybe someone who has owned or knows someone who owns a Lambo can comment.

29 June 2010

[quote Lesia44]The revised styling is absolutely stunning. The very definition of what a supercar should look like.[/quote]It would be boring if all supercars looked like the Lambo just because somebody considered it stunning - "the very definition of what a supercar should look like." Therefore, what constitutes your definition of stunning that allows for diversity?

29 June 2010

[quote Los Angeles]It would be boring if all supercars looked like the Lambo just because somebody considered it stunning [/quote]

True, but it is stunning and it is the perfect definition of a 21st century Lamborghini. A fusion of their unique single-arc design with modern technology and decent quality/reliability.

I am glad that Lamborghini are thriving. As to Jon's question about whether they have lost their unique feeling now that they are owned by Audi - i don't know, i guess they have probably lost something, but they have also lost a lot of problems and unreliability as well, so the net result is a vast improvement.

For me the Balboni was my ideal Gallardo - RWD and light with Balboni's personalisation to make it a more personal car. Wasn't sure about the striping, but it was distinctive and different and done very well. Good on Lamborghini/Audi for allowing it to exist.

29 June 2010

[quote disco.stu]True, but it is stunning and it is the perfect definition of a 21st century Lamborghini. [/quote]Fine, but I asked by what definition it is stunning. After all, Origami draws on hard angles to achieve its aims and there's only so much one can do with triangles before hitting repetition ...

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