Lamborghini announced today that it has delivered the first U.S. spec Gallardo LP560-4 to Benny Caiola, Jr. a well-known Italian car enthusiast in New York City. Caiola won his Gallardo LP560-4 with a generous bid at the East Side House Settlement charity auction at this year’s 2008 New York Auto Show.
Not all of us are as wealthy as Caiola. So for those of us who will walk into a Lamborghini showroom to purchase the new Gallardo LP560-4, will have to wait until later this summer. Lamborghini says that as of today, interested buyers will have to wait six months for the new bull.
The new 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 is powered by a 5.2L V10 engine that produces 552 horsepower. 0-62 in just 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 201mph.
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Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 :
Press Release :
Lamborghini Delivers the Nation’s First Gallardo LP560-4 to Celebrated Italian Car Collector ~ Benny Caiola Adds New, Critically Acclaimed Lamborghini in Private Collection
NEW YORK, July 17, 2008 – Automobili Lamborghini America, LLC delivered the first Gallardo LP560-4 to Benny Caiola, Jr., noted Italian car enthusiast and collector, this week at his home outside of New York City. The all-new 560 horsepower LP560-4, which replaces the previous Gallardo model, features a powerful new engine, permanent four-wheel drive system and an 18 percent reduction in fuel consumption and C02 emissions.
Mr. Caiola secured the right to the first LP560-4 through a generous bid at the East Side House Settlement charity auction during the 2008 New York International Auto Show. Caiola’s impressive garage, boasting dozens of exotic and collector cars, has housed many of Lamborghini’s iconic and timeless models including the Countach, Diablo, Espada, Jalpa and the legendary Miura.
"Lamborghini was the first to garner my passion for automobiles," Caiola explained. "I’ve loved Lamborghinis my entire life and have owned nearly every model."
The Gallardo LP560-4 arrives at all 31 United States showrooms in late summer of 2008. The Gallardo, with more than 7,100 units sold worldwide, is Lamborghini’s most successful model of all time. As of today, there is a six month waiting list for the new Gallardo LP560-4 signaling that the success of the Gallardo model will continue for years to come.