The Gallardo coupe received its midlife rebirth as the LP 560-4 in 2009r, so it makes sense that the Spyder convertible follow that path. That means more power, sportier handling, reduced mechanical friction in the powertrain, even more aggressive design touches, and an upgraded interior and electronics. The number in the model name isn't random, the Gallardo's original 5.0-liter V-10 now increased to 5.2 liters and punching out 560 metric horsepower (it's actually 412 kilowatts, which translates to 552 SAE net American-style ponies). Besides the displacement increase, other power adders include the switch to direct fuel injection and an updated engine-management system, which combine to improve mileage, reduce emissions, and sharpen throttle response.
The Spyder is no mere coupe that's been sent to the chop shop. A considerable amount of re-engineering was required of the entire rear deck area; even the rear fenders are slightly restyled. The one-touch power top (offered in four colors) nestles into a binnacle atop the front part of the engine and is completely covered when the rear deck lowers itself back over it. Inside, the headliner covers every bit of the top's frame, and of course there are no levers or other hardware visible. The top's up-and-down shtick takes about 20 seconds either direction. The glass rear window mentioned above can be raised or lowered independent of the top. Not only does it serve -- very effectively -- as the wind blocker, but you can drive with the top up and the rear window down, in order to enjoy a little fresh air and mute the high revving, 10-cylinder noisemaker that sits just aft of your right ear.
|Weekday Rates (M - Thu) 1 day (24 hours)||$1650|
|Weekday Additional Day (M - Thu) 1 day (24 hours)||$950|
|Weekend Rates (F - Sun) 2 days (48 hours)||$3500|
|Weekend 3 days (+ free ½ day)||$4500|
Available for Rental
This car is available for rental in New York only.
All daily rentals include 125 miles/day. Weekly rentals include 700 miles/week. Additional mileage is billed at $2.00/mile. With chaffeur add $125 per hour