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.