“The Raging Bull”
As Ferrari’s fiercest rival for the exotic supercar crown, Lamborghini, as a supercar manufacturer was born out of spite. Lamborghini started out life as a manufacturer of tractors and continue in this line to this day, as well as the supercars. The story goes that when Feruccio Lamborghini was having problems with the clutch in his Ferrari 250GT he went to see Enzo Ferrari who, in his typical dismissive style, had no time for this tractor manufacturer. So Mr Lamborghini decided to build his own supercar, with the intention of creating something more comfortable and more reliable. You judge for yourself what the result is when you compare our stunning black Gallardo to the Ferrari 360 Modena.
The Gallardo (say it; Gay-yardo, and roll your ‘r’ if you can) continues Lamborghini’s tradition by being named after a breed of fighting bull and slots in under the Murcielago as Lamborghini’s ‘entry level’ supercar. For a base model, this car sure has a lot going for it – check out the specs;
- 4-wheel drive
- 5-litre V10
- 373Kw, or 500bhp @ 7800RPM!
- 101bhp per litre
- 510nm / 376lb ft of torque
- 340bhp per tonne
These numbers allow our raging bull to crush the 0-100km/h sprint in just 4.1 seconds on the way to a highly illegal 309km/h (192mp/h).
This is the car to be seen and heard in, this is the car everyone wants to take pictures of, this is the car that lets you know you are alive and shows you what the rock-star lifestyle is all about.
Check out the aggressive, masculine styling, listen to the bellow of 500hp of charging V10, watch people point and take photos of you as you drive past. Most of all feel your jaw ache from the continuous smile this beast puts on your face. To quote Billy Ocean ‘Get out of my dreams, get into my car’.
You pushed one around on your living room floor when you were a kid, had one on your wall when you were a teenager, you never thought you’d ever drive one, but we’re handing you the keys. This is the dream – it’s yours to live!
See The Raging Bull in action here:
Here’s a 5th Gear review of the Lamborghini Gallardo vs a Ducatti motorbike