2003 / 2006
The Gallardo is the result of genetic manipulation, a combination of Italian and German genes from which the best qualities have been carefully extracted to create a direct competitor to the Ferrari 360 Modena and Porsche 911 Turbo. In keeping with a tradition established since the Miura by founder Ferruccio Lamborghini, who was born under the zodiac sign of Taurus, the new Italian sports saloon bears the name of a famous line of Spanish fighting bulls. Its name is Gallardo, pronounced ‘Gayardo’. As Lamborghini explains, the Gallardo is the synthesis of a sports car and a vehicle for everyday use. A concept hitherto unknown to the brand. By broadening the range downwards, the Gallardo also enables Lamborghini to envisage much higher sales targets. In fact, the 1,200 annual Gallardo sales target will be met throughout its career.