2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, Reviewed

Our friends over at Popular Mechanics spent the weekend behind the wheel of the bull-headed god of white lightning we first fell in love with at the Geneva Motor Show — the 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. So what did they think of the new Lambo and the just-as-new 5.2-liter V10 and its 560 HP and 398 lb-ft of torque?

What do you think they thought — it sucked? Hmm, wethinks not. And we'd be right. PopMech's Basem Wasef thought the LP560-4 was an "entertaining drive at any speed." Specifically,

"when revs are high and the V10 is working hard, the LP560-4 is in its element, though it exhibited more flexibility at lower rpms than we were expecting. Launch control is activated with ESP off, Corsa mode selected and both pedals depressed until the engine revs to 5000 rpm; lift the brake, and you'll be whacked into your seat with a thud of satisfying, skid-free acceleration."
Translated from Mechanicsese, we're pretty sure that means it plays nice on both the track and the regular roads. And oh how it performs on the track — we're talking a 0-to-60 time of 3.4 seconds and a quarter-mile in 11.4. Find out the full story over at Popular Mechanics. We're just going to sit here and stew in our jealous juices. [Popular Mechanics ]
2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, Reviewed