Assuming this leaked set of photos are the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2, then Lamborghini's finally given enthusiasts what they've wanted, dropping their grip-locked all-wheel-drive system in favor of rear-wheel-drive action. With a six-speed manual, could this be the perfect Lambo?

The reason for the lessened number designation relates to a slightly de-tuned 5.2-liter V10 that makes 550 horsepower rather than the 552 in the 560-4, but that lack of two ponies doesn't make this Italian a slacker with a dash to 100 km/h arriving in 3.9 seconds. This is helped by a 30 kg overall weight reduction.

Limited to 250 units worldwide, the LP550-2 features a 10% price reduction over its all-wheel-drive brethren, comes in any one of eight exterior colors and comes with a special white livery. Official specs and data is slowly leaking out of Sant'Agata and we'll bring you all the latest as it becomes available. [via Net Car Show]

Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2: The Perfect Bull?S

Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2: The Perfect Bull?S

Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2: The Perfect Bull?S

Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2: The Perfect Bull?S