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Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 GZ8 announced for China

September 18, 2012

To cater for the increasingly demanding and growing Chinese market, Lamborghini has announced a new limited edition Gallardo called the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 GZ8.

Featuring an obvious white and orange colour scheme, the GZ8 is rear-wheel drive, unlike most Gallardos, and comes with plenty of carbon fibre enhancements.

The first question that needs to be answered is what does GZ8 mean? The ‘GZ’ part is associated with the Chinese city of Guangzhou, while the ‘8’ simply refers to how many will be produced.

In terms of distinguishing features, there’s the special orange alloy wheels, a new larger rear wing made from carbon fibre that also gets orange winglets, some more serious side skirts, and a carbon engine cover.

Under the engine cover sits a 5.2-litre V10 engine producing 550PS, or 405kW to us Australians. Acceleration times for the 0-100km/h sprint haven’t been mentioned, but it’s a fair bet to suggest it would happen in under 4.0 seconds.

Prices for the limited edition GZ8 start at 3.88 million yuan (approximately AU$587,431).

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.