When Lamborghini launches its successor to the Gallardo for 2014, we shouldn’t expect the same patchwork of model names and variants that are currently in use.
Speaking with Lamborghini America COO Michael Lock, we’ve learned that the range will be streamlined for financial common sense—and also for the sanity of customers.
Lambo’s next mid-engine supercar still will offer buyers a choice of rear- and all-wheel drive, though. Lock explains that some two-wheel-drive Gallardo buyers were purists, and wanted all 542 hp sent to the back of the car. Other shoppers arrived at the dealership ready to buy their dream car, and figured $200,000 was enough to spend even if it paid only for the “base” rear-drive car. People who bought all-wheel-drive Gallardos, however, went into their Lambo dealership knowing exactly what they wanted to buy. As such, both configurations will be available for the Gallardo’s replacement.