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Lamborghini Gallardo SE


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When we take a closer look at the Gallardo SE the same sentiment rises, the car is special, no doubt about that, but is it distant enough from the 'normal' Gallardo to buy it as

The first examples of the limited edition Gallardo SE have started to appear, first at the Concorso Italiano in early July, while the European debut was reserved for the IAA in Frankfurt in September, the Lamborghini stand showed a very nice, pearl white metallic car that was actually number 026/250.

With a total production of only 250 units, the Gallardo SE will become a collector's item, in fact, 250 cars represent only about one fifth of the total 2004 production (about 1290 units) of the entire Gallardo range. At the opening of the Frankfurt Auto Show, Automobili Lamborghini president and CEO, Stephan Winkelmann could proudly proclaim that all 250 cars were actually sold even before the first unit was built, it still remains to be seen if the Gallardo SE will become as valued as the earlier Diablo SE30 or the Murciélago 40th anniversary model. The Diablo SE30 was a radical improvement over both the Diablo or the Diablo VT, but the Murciélago was merely a special color and some Carbon Fiber here and there, so most people don't consider the 40th Anniversary special a collector's item today.

When we take a closer look at the Gallardo SE the same sentiment rises, the car is special, no doubt about that, but is it distant enough from the 'normal' Gallardo to buy it as an investment, or merely as a special Gallardo that will be driven daily. The latter is in fact why the Gallardo is made, so why should the SE model be any different. These V10 Lamborghini's are meant to be driven, not stored in a garage waiting for the price to go up.

You must admit that the high gloss black (Nero Octis) roof does contrast heavily with both the yellow and the white bodywork we've seen by now, I'm sure it will look equally impressive on a silver metallic car, with those dark titanium 'Callisto' wheels, black exterior mirrors and glass engine cover, it sure looks different enough to distinguish it from the 'production' model. And that's only on the outside, the interior of this rare model is equally impressive ...

The Gallardo Se boasts a two-tone interior, all piping and stitching on the premium quality leather is executed in the same color as the bodywork of the car, also the black floormats will have a color coded borders. A reversed leather steering wheel, the Lamborghini shield on the headrests and the script on the dashboard make sure that once seated on the perforated leather seats there is no doubt you're inside a special Gallardo.

The rear view camera system is standard issue on the Gallardo SE, as are an amazing multimedia system, a state of the art navigation system is on the options list however. The sport suspension and an exclusive cover also come with the car but there are still several options available, like the e-Gear, which features a 'thrust' mode to offer even more impressive acceleration by improving the gearchange through the different gears. And with the modified engine now delivering 520 Bhp at 8000 rpm, it only takes 4 seconds flat to reach 100 Km/h, and the top speed is now up to 315 Km/h.

With the Gallardo SE, Automobili Lamborghini SpA has a nice line up of models at this moment, with the Gallardo Coupé and Spyder, and the flagship Murciélago available in Coupé and Roadster version as well as the professional racing model R-GT, it is safe to say that it could be difficult to choose from these various models...

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