Lamborghini Gallardo Special Editions Through the Years
Yesterday, we learned that the last Lamborghini Gallardo rolled off the production line. The highly-specialized LP570-4 Spyder Performante was a fittingly wild conclusion to Lamborghini’s most successful vehicle run. But it got us thinking– the Spyder Performante, in addition to being fun to say, is also just one of many special edition Gallardos to roll out of Sant’Agata Bolognese. Here are all of them, from the oldest to the newest.
The first of the special edition Gallardos, was the SE. The “Special Edition” designation carried a lot of weight from the Diablo days, the SE Gallardo featuyred a two-tone exterior, with a black roof. Mechanically, it featured a “Thrust” mode, which would cap revs at 5,000 rpm and drop the clutch for a controlled burnout. Only 250 were made.
An homage to the Superleggera lightweight body work of the 350GT model of Lamborghini’s early years, this special edition was 220 pounds lighter than the standard model. 172 were built of the first generation Superleggera in 2008.
This special edition was named for, and built for the specification to, long-time Lamborghini test driver Valentino Balboni. He asked that this model be rear wheel drive, as opposed to the many four-wheel drive versions of the Gallardo. Just 250 of these were made.