Lamborghini has released two
short internet 'tasters' for new their Gallardo Spyder - due
to be presented for the first time at the Frankfurt IAA in a fortnight's time.
The Frankfurt International
Motor Show promises to be a highly significant event for the
Bologna-based sportscar maker. Not only will the Gallardo
Spyder make its debut, but the limited edition two-tone
Gallardo SE will also premiere, while the 'chopped roof'
Concept S will be seen in almost production-ready form.
Just two weeks before its debut Lamborghini presented two
short internet virals that offers a quick glimpse at the
Gallardo Spyder. As has become the format, Lamborghini
emphasise the speed, raw power and sensual pleasure of their
products. The virals are accompanied by the following text:
"When massive forces such as pressure and speed are
exerted upon the human body, it produces a massive
surplus of hendorphines that give up a unique feeling of
freedom and lightness. Unfortunately, this 'high' does not
last long. After about five minutes, half of this natural
drug dissolves and our nerve cells are ready for a new
stimulus. Are you prepared to face extremes? Are
you prepared to go to your limits? Be prepared. The new
Gallardo Spyder is coming. Fast."
The first film starts
with an action-packed clip of a fighter pilot ejecting from
a rail-mounted aircraft simulator which is moving at
high-speed before offering a series of quick glimpses of the
new Gallardo Spyder. The second film substitutes the fighter
simulator with a skydiver and then shows a different series
of glimpses at the new car.
Lamborghini will launch their mainstream Gallardo Spyder at the Frankfurt
IAA in September, an event which is to be shortly followed
by an Asian debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in October. First
deliveries will start in early 2006. The Gallardo
Spyder will incorporate an electro-hydraulic push-button
soft-top. The car will represent the second soft-top in the
Lamborghini range, and will be offered alongside the
range-topping Murcièlago Roadster. The Murcièlago Roadster
itself recently played a major role in the film Batman
Begins, starring as the everyday car of billionaire Bruce
Wayne (Batman) when not using the Batmobile.
Pictures of the
new Gallardo soft-top have already been leaked, subject to a
studio photo shoot. The yellow car clearly shows the car’s
handsome new shape, which is less radical then that of the
Murcièlago Roadster. Unlike the 493 bhp Gallardo coupé, the Spyder will be fitted with a 522 bhp
version of the V10 engine. Various packages will also be
available, including a special Smoker’s Package which
replaces the standard cup holder with an ashtray.
two weeks before its debut at the Frankfurt
International Motor Show Lamborghini present a short
internet viral that offers a peek at the
new Gallardo Spyder
Gallardo Spyder film starts with an action-packed
clip of a fighter pilot ejecting from a rail-mounted
Lamborghini internet viral goes on to offer a series
of very quick glimpses of the
stunning new Gallardo Spyder
$8,600 there is also a Carbon Fibre Interior Package (which
is expensive to say the least), and will replace the
standard dashboard, centre console, air vents and inner door
areas with carbon fibre trim. Alongside this there will be a
Leather Option, which is the same as the Carbon Fibre
Interior Package. The Leather Option unbelievably includes
the air vents being finished in leather instead of matte
plastic (although this is also an option with Porsche and
Audi). On top of this there will be a $4,000 special leather
option which uses perforated Napa leather as on the Murcièlago. A Branding Package will include Gallardo Spider
script on the dashboard and rear of the car and the CI
shield in the headrests.
The striking and
popular glass bonnet will not be an option on the Spyder,
and is due to the positioning of the ragtop storage space
which consumes a large portion of the engine bay.
At the moment no
production orders of the Gallardo Spyder are being taken,
although pre-orders from dealers are being put down. Many
Lamborghini dealers in the USA have already received
deposits for around 15-25 cars, so around 400 Spiders may
already be spoken for the US market alone.