We have another limited edition of cars arrived at our shores. Not your usual
unlimited special or limited edition of your Myvi or Saga, but this time it involves the raging bull of Lamborghini, in the form of the Gallardo. In fact, it is oddly named as the Gallardo Malaysia Limited Edition.
The 20-unit only limited edition is a product of a year-long collaboration between Lamborghini KL and Automobili Lamborghini SpA. So what they did was they picked some Gallardo LP550-2 fitted with the racy and aggressive bodykit from LP570-4 Superleggera. This rear wheel drive beast (based on LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni) contains the aggressive front bumper, carbon side skirts, titanium exhaust tips and a carbon-fibre rear diffuser frm the Superleggera but interior wise is similar with the standard Gallardo.
The Gallardo for Malaysia
Interior wise remains from standard Gallardo
It retains the LP550-2′s V10 engine which has 550 hp and 540 Nm, and good enough to bring decent 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 320 kmh. Available on three colours Bianco Monocerus (solid white), Verde Ithaca (pearl green) and Arancio Borealis (pearl orange) and priced at RM1,680,000 (OTR excluding insurance) with three years of manufacturer warranty. Mind you it is only RM868,000 before taxes, so there a testiment that cars in Malaysia is crazily taxed!
Honestly, is this clearing the remaining Gallardo by Lambo?
For those who complained Lamborghini has crafted the limited edition Gallardo for Singapore, one must say our Italian friends must have listened our complains well. But since the Gallardo was launched in 2003 and Lamborghini cars usually will be replaced after 10 years the model was launched, a replacement is expected by at least next year. If Wikipedia sources were true, it will be named as the Cabrera and it may look like a mini Avendator. So I can’t help it to think this is merely an exercise by Lamborghini to clear the unsold stock of the LP 550-2 to us.
But for goodness shake, be thankful no “1Malaysia” emblem can be found in this car.