It’s the sound that grabs you; flatter, fatter, deeper, thrumming as no V-8 or V-12 would. Strange, yet wonderful. An undeniable sound of power–in this case, V-10 power. This new and unique motive force is but one factor that makes the Gallardo a different breed of bull. And something also quite different from its cross-town rival, Ferrari’s benchmark 360 Modena. Floor the throttle and enjoy the Gallardo’s many aural pleasures. You’ll hear a trumpeting sound from its anti-aircraft-gun-size exhaust pipes, while the intake roar yields a different, reedy harmonic sound. Listen to the gentle mechanical whir from the 10-cylinder wonder just aft of your right shoulder. Cock your head, and you’ll pick up the faint, polished whine from the gearbox and all-wheel-drive system.