I remember hanging a poster of an automobile on my bedroom wall when I was young, recognizing it as the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. It was a black vehicle against a dark background with the words Lamborghini Diablo clearly marked in white across the bottom of the poster. I stared at it often, studying the spelling of the consonance-laden brand name, wondering if this what was love felt like. Most girls my age where in love with Brad Pitt at the time, but I couldn’t be less enchanted with him, compared to the fascinating craftsmanship displayed evidently on my wall. Fast forward 25-years later and I still can’t seem to shake my crush, largely due to the fact that Lambo has continued to create alluring automobiles for as long as I can remember.
Earlier this month, the new Gallardo was unveiled and I was eager to see it in-person. Now that I have, I can say that the 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo is one hot piece of machinery. The new model oozes with detailed, manufactured, perfection. Looking at it in Sill-TerHar’s showroom feels similar to contemplating fine art. What strikes me most about Lamborghinis is that every line looks intentional and expressive, taking monotonous concepts and running them over.
Jack TerHar, President of Sill-TerHar Motors, points out that the Gallardo is the best-selling Lamborghini ever built. That being said, they are holding true to tradition and going back to the drawing board for next year. Modeled after the Aventador, the next generation of Gallardos will have a front end redesigned to look more like its sharp-edged sibling. Even though the 2013 model designates an end of a specific design for the Gallardo, it marks an exciting beginning for future Gallardos. Aside from the Aventador being pure bad-ass, Lamborghini says the new, broader front end will give the Gallardo an even stronger bond to the road.
The luxury Italian manufacturer unveiled their latest model, the Gallardo LP 560-4, at dealerships nationwide on December 7th. (Photos below.)
Engine & Drivetrain: Sequential manual transmission, AWD, 560hp, 5.2L, V10
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