Lamborghini Gallardo in lime green

Photo by Valery via Adobe Stock

The most commercially successful supercar Lamborghini has produced to date.

About the Gallardo

The Lamborghini Gallardo was the first V10 Lamborghini model and the second model after the purchase of the company by Audi.

The Gallardo was the most commercially successful model for Lamborghini supercars to date, with 14,022 models being built over the car’s decade-long model run. Lamborghini’s SUV, the Urus, has surpassed all supercar models in terms of sales.

The Gallardo was an entry-level model to give customers a first taste of Lamborghini, so they would upgrade to V12 models like the Murcielago or Aventador.

The Lamborghini Huracán is the successor to the Gallardo as the V10 model in the lineup.

Model Information

First Model Year2003
Last Model Year2013
Engine TypeV10
InductionNaturally aspirated
DrivetrainAWD, RWD
Engine OrientationLongitudinal
Body StyleCoupé
Number of Doors2
Number of Seats2
Front SuspensionDouble wishbone
Rear SuspensionDouble wishbone
Steering TypeRack and pinion


Gallardo Trivia

Lamborghini Gallardo Police Car

Photo Credit: Kent Wang via Flickr

Police forces like the Italian State Police and the LAPD had Lamborghini Police Cars. Learn more about Lamborghini Police Cars.

Crashed Lamborghini police car
Photo Credit: Caters News.

The Italian State Police totaled one of their Gallardos in a collision outside a gas station.

Gallardo in Media

Video Games

Grand Theft Auto (GTA)

The Lamborghini Gallardo can be played in Grand Theft Auto as the Pegassi Vacca

Pegassi Vacca in grey inside a fancy parking garage in Grand Theft Auto.

Learn about other Lamborghini Models that are playable in Grand Theft Auto.

Gallardo Merchandise


1:18 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera my Maisto

Check our our review of this model.

Articles about the Lamborghini Gallardo

Charting the course of an era where performance met everyday usability, we journey through the exhilarating narrative of the Lamborghini Gallardo – the V10 powerhouse that reshaped the supercar landscape.

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