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2013 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder revealed

October 16, 2012

Just weeks after unveiling the new 2013 Gallardo LP 560-4 coupe, Lamborghini has revealed the 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. It showcases the same styling tweaks as the coupe, with new alloy wheels and a unique trapezoidal bumper bar design theme.

Like the coupe, power comes from a 5.2-litre naturally aspirated ‘LP 560-4’ V10 engine producing 412kW and 540Nm. It’s able to propel the Gallardo Spyder from 0-100km/h in just 4.0 seconds, down from 3.7 seconds of the coupe.

In terms of the facelift, the 2013 Gallardo features lots of triangular straight lines, particularly in the front bumper bar and grilles, and the rear apron. The new model also gets fresh 19-inch ‘Apollo’ alloy wheels which have a machined face with matt black spoke insides.

Again, like in the new coupe, Gallardo buyers will be able to option up to a ‘Style Package’, which comes with high-gloss black paintwork on the front and rear grilles and on the base of the front spoiler.

Sales are set commence, at least in Europe, this November. An Australian introduction will likely take place early in 2013.

2013 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder LP 560-4 specifications:

Frame: Structural aluminium space frame, based on aluminium extruded parts welded to cast aluminium joint elements
Body: Aluminium with thermoplastic “hang-on” parts
Mirrors: External mirrors heated, electrically adjustable and foldable
Rear spoiler: Electronically controlled
Soft top: Fully electronic-hydraulic soft top, electronic folding rear window/wind protector

Top speed: 324 km/h (201 mph)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 4.0 s

Type: 10 cylinders V 9 degrees, DOHC 4 valves, common-pin crankshaft
Displacement: 5204cc
Bore and stroke: 84.5 mm x 92.8 mm
Valve gear: Chain-driven, intake and exhaust continuously variable valve timing, electronically controlled
Compression ratio: 12.5 : 1
Maximum power: 560 HP (412 kW) @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque: 540 Nm (397 lbft) @ 6,500 RPM
Emission class: EURO 5 – Level 2
Emission control system: Catalytic converters with lambda sensors
Cooling system: Two water radiators, engine and gearbox radiator with oil-to-water cooling system
Engine management system: Bosch MED 9
Lubrication system: Dry sump

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.