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Discussion in 'Lamborghini Discussion (not model specific)' started by markr, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. markr

    markr Karting

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  2. allanlambo

    allanlambo Formula 3

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    Gallardo rocks!
     
  3. netviper

    netviper Karting

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    Not a great review. But the Gallardo sure does sounds impressive from the article you have been posting ALLAN. I am waiting to see what the US mags have to say.

    So are you getting one or what?
     
  4. allanlambo

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    First Murci, then trade the 355 for the Gallardo.
     
  5. j. cordon

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    I get my black Gallardo in Nov 04, i cant wait! They have a black one for sale now in Newport Beach but they want 229k for it, im getting mine at MSRP so its worth the wait.
     
  6. ty (360mode)

    ty (360mode) Formula Junior

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    thanks for the post. pretty lame writeup though, imo. i've never driven a gallardo but for overall driving experience, i can't imagine this is even close. it's similar to comparing the TT v. 360, the TT is faster but that is about it.

    allan: where are prices now on the murci's?? think gallardo prices will support a floor on murci prices?
     
  7. Jon@Tezta

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    that long already? pretty good for a car with no history.
     
  8. loungedog

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    Allan:

    I really like the Gallardo myself...great car for a first try from what I have read and seen to date. What do you think about the Stradale (complete package) vs the Gallardo?
     
  9. Clax

    Clax Formula Junior

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    Damn, I wish the Gallardo had nicer lines to it. The styling of the Murci and Diablo are way more attractive.
     
  10. enzoz

    enzoz Rookie

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    Have you seen it in the flesh yet? I too don't think it's a Murcielago, but it flows better than a 996T especially from the front. My opinion though...
     
  11. Senna1994

    Senna1994 Karting

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    Clax, from what I have read in the Euro Magazines, the Gallardo in person is supposed to be perfect. For some reason the Pics don't do the car justice. I have to say the Murci is a really beauty.

    Allan, what color Murci are you going to buy. I know your keeping the SV. When you get the Gallardo will you get it with the E-Gear?
     
  12. allanlambo

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    Hey guys, just got back home, and test drove a E-gear Gallardo at Ultimate Motor Works. All i can say, is that the car is bad ass. If i were buying one to use as a daily driver, id definately get an E-gear. It looks fantastic in person, and judging from peoples reactions on the roads, they seem to agree. Very comfortable, great visibility, ice cold a/c etc. If i were buying one as toy, id buy a used Murcielago though, it really is much more car.

    As for the Gallardo vs Stradale, Evo magazine just did their car of the year issue. Results were:
    1.Porsche Gt3
    2 Lamborghini Gallardo
    3. i forgot
    4. Stradale
     
  13. 355f

    355f Rookie

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  14. 355f

    355f Rookie

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    Interesting alan,

    Autocar magazine in the UK hated the e gear, nice to know you like it!
     
  15. allanlambo

    allanlambo Formula 3

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  16. Mark(study)

    Mark(study) Formula 3
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    When I saw one sitting next to a 360, the new Lambo is so low and aggressive looking that it made the 360 look like a normal size car (not good).

    If you've only seen it in photos... you haven't seen it.
    Sitting next to a 360 and a 575 it looks like a real exotic car.
     
  17. FerrariSlave

    FerrariSlave Guest

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    The gallardo does look really nice I havent seen it in person but a couple of HI-res digital images and it looks awsome Black with yellow callipers.
     
  18. amenasce

    amenasce Formula 3

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    Well i have seen several Gallardos and i still find it ugly.
     
  19. chrislamborghiniatlanta

    Dec 23, 2003
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    I am not trying to toot my own horn here, especially being a noobie on this board, but the Gallardo is so much more car than anything it competes with. It is almost unfair. I have quite a bit of time behind the wheel from the launch of the car in Italy that I can base a pretty good comparison. I love Porsche as I have had several and just recently brought a twin turbo back to atlanta from Raliegh through the mountains and it was really nice but the Lambo is so much more invigorating.

    Chris
     
  20. chrislamborghiniatlanta

    Dec 23, 2003
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    I am not trying to toot my own horn here, especially being a noobie on this board, but the Gallardo is so much more car than anything it competes with. It is almost unfair. I have quite a bit of time behind the wheel from the launch of the car in Italy that I can base a pretty good comparison. I love Porsche as I have had several and just recently brought a twin turbo back to atlanta from Raliegh through the mountains and it was really nice but the Lambo is so much more invigorating.

    Chris
     
  21. TeenwhoneedsaFerrari

    Dec 23, 2003
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    I have only seen pictures of the new Gallardo altough there is one in town i have not had time to take a real look.I read the Car and Driver test while dove hunting back in september. it seems to be a very strong contender for the sports car market. Car and Driver tested both transmissions and said that the E-gear version was more refined (as far as transmission goes) than any 360. The Gallardo, and any Lamborghini, is much more exotic than almost any Ferrari. This is only because Lamborghini has made many fewer cars than Ferrari or Porsche and most other companies. Because so few are made, Lamborghini can spend much more time developing their cars. With the vertical doors and body styles seen nowhere else, plus the price tag, makes the Lamborghini a very exotic car.
     
  22. alanhenson

    alanhenson Rookie

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    Recently drove a Gallardo, F360, F355 and a friends GT2 back to back at Lambo Dallas and I will say that the porsche is the speed king as well as the Lambo. The porsche is higher quality. The lambo feels like a sportier corvette. Very uninspiring. Hands down the 360 spider and 355 spider with tubi makes my blood boil unlike the other two. I have driven lots of fast exotic cars and none can put the sound, speed and feel together like Ferrari.
     
  23. ernie

    ernie Formula Junior
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    Lambo did what Ferrari should have done Looooong ago. They put a V10 in it. For the longest I have been saying this. The other thing that I like about the Lambos, is they have NO timing belts. Come on Ferrari, give up the stupid belts. I really hope that Ferrari sees the light and starts putting V10's in the cars. They have been dominating F1 with a V10 so why not put it in one of the road cars, get on the ball guys. I think that they should have left the scissor doors, non the less it is still a tough car. A wing would be nice too. For some reason I think that Lambos look better with wings on the back.
     
  24. West777

    West777 Karting

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    Why get both? I mean, The Murcielago is awesome. Im not such a big fan of the Gallardo, but I will give it its due credit. Definitely a true Lamborghini. It just seems odd to me that someone would want both. I guess being a hardcore Lamborghini fan might justify that. But, I dunno, If I had the money, I would definitely consider the Murcielago, but to accompany that, I would want something of an entirely differnet flavor. Especially when spending that kind of money!

    But, do what you want. And good luck with it. IMHO you should keep the SV though!
     
  25. ernie

    ernie Formula Junior
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    Okay I have another question. Why is the top speed of the Gillardo only 192 mph? Is it electronicly, gear, or aerodynamicly? Or, did Lambo not want it to out top speed it's big brother? From what I have seen this thing is a monster on the street and especially the track. But what gives with the top speed being so low? Even a stock 550 has a top speed closer to 200 mph. I think it was limited some how.
     

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