Drive A Lamborghini Gallardo

Drive A Lamborghini Gallardo

The Lamborghini Gallardo is designed to be noticed. This supercar has sharp defined lines that makes it stand out anywhere, whether it's in a showroom or on the road. This is probably the first car you’ll notice or think about when you think about cars you’d love to drive and this is why exotic driving experiences almost always offer one.

And it’s a good offer. The car is just right for a driving experience that won’t also leave you scared that you’ll crash it (like if you were driving a Bugatti).

The Car

Here are the stats for the Gallardo offered at most exotic car driving experiences. Though it's only two different cars, you can see the power behind them.

  • Price: $225,000
  • Engine: 5 Liter V10
  • Torque: 375 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
  • Acceleration 0-60: 4.5s
  • Horsepower: 493hp@7800 rpm
  • Top Speed: 200 mph
Gallardo LP560-4
  • Price: $231,000
  • Engine: 5.2 Liter V10
  • Torque: 398 lb-ft @ 6500 rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-60: 3.7s
  • Horsepower: 552 hp@8000 rpm
  • Top Speed: 201 mph


The Original: Gallardo

The 1st generation of the Gallardo is one of the two options you’ll probably encounter on the track before you register for your driving experience. If you’ve never been behind the wheel of a legendary sports car, this is the perfect way to enter the scene. Sure, the LP560-4 looks better on paper, but I’d argue that the difference is only worthwhile to those who’ve actually been behind the wheel of a sports car or two.

The 2nd Generation: LP560-4

This is the 2nd generation of the Lamborghini Gallardo coupe. The maximum height on this vehicle is 6’2”, which is pretty tall, but if that person in your life is a giant, then they’ll have problems getting in. Just ask Dwayne Johnson who posted that he couldn’t fit in the Ferrari for a shoot in Season 2 of Ballers.

Why You Should Drive A Lamborghini Gallardo

So why drive a Generation 1 or Generation 2 Gallardo? You may say to yourself, "Jeez, these Lambos are the models from 2004 and 2007. Why would I want to drive one?"

Don’t let that put you off. A 2004 supercar is lightyears ahead of your 2015 Toyota Camry. It also means that your instructor (who will be with you in the passenger seat) probably has a lot of years of experience in teaching you, the driver, how to get the most out of your time behind the wheel. They can show you the random little tricks and tell you the minor tips that takes your experience from 80% to 100%.

Both cars have a really fast acceleration and a hair-pin trigger accelerator. The first lap of in one of these, like most exotic cars, you'll find yourself gunning in the engine where in your day to day car that barely counts as revving up. If you've never practiced your light-foot technique, you should practice a little beforehand.

Things To Know

In order to increase the longevity of the cars, almost all exotic car driving experiences switch out the transmissions to be semi-automatic. With most Americans never learning to drive a manual (or not having used one in a long time), the semi-automatic or the paddle shift may take away from “feel” of driving a sports car, but trust me, it doesn’t. It also allows the average user to hop in and not spend the entire time driving the car in first gear and then stalling the engine.

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