Rear-Wheel-Drive Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

November 19, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Before this if you wanted a RWD Gallardo your only choice was the stripey Gallardo Balboni. And that’s tough because it’s sold out and very hard to find.

Luckily, Lamborghini just launched a rear-drive version of the Spyder. It’s called the Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder. LP stands for Longitudinale/Posteriore, for the mid-engine built longitudinally in front of the rear axle. 550 refers to the power output in hp, and the 2 stands for the drive to the rear wheels. The setup is laid out to ensure that the rear end remains reliable and stable at all times, while the front axle steers with the highest level of precision and limits movement to an absolute minimum.

Rear Wheel Drive Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Lamborghini Gallardo LP550 2 Spyder

In order to shape this unique character of driving fun and safety, the engineers in Sant’Agata Bolognese carried out extensive modifications to the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder, developing it specifically for these new characteristics. Not only was drive concentrated on the rear axle, the vehicle was also completely retuned in all its dynamic details. This Includes a specific dampers setting. The aerodynamics were also adapted to account for the change in the distribution of forces.

It will be just as great to drive as the normal Galla, but with added fun thanks to the rear-drive setup that makes it edgier and more tail happy.