Gallardo replacement

Discussion in '458 Italia/488' started by dipesh.tank, Nov 24, 2013.

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  1. dipesh.tank

    dipesh.tank Formula Junior

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    Just had email from dealer stating the new car will be live from 20th decemeber 2013. Wonder how it will compare to the 458
     
  2. 458italia2014

    458italia2014 Formula 3

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    I hear it is going to be 600hp v10 and all wheel drive. I have a feeling that the 458 is still going to be a superior driving experience.
     
  3. dipesh.tank

    dipesh.tank Formula Junior

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    I will probably get one after the 458 tbh. Don't really want one of the first cars as they are bound to have teething problems and lot of the options may not be available
     
  4. sundowner

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    If true, I may give up waiting for my 458 Spider allocation. Six months on waiting list so far and no slot.
     
  5. dipesh.tank

    dipesh.tank Formula Junior

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    What that takes the mick. It's going live so they will most likely just have pictures, then probably launched at Geneva and first customer cars quarter 4 next year. That's what I think will happen
     
  6. scuderia92

    scuderia92 Formula Junior

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    Pictures this year? I think we have to wait till Geneva.
     
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  8. dipesh.tank

    dipesh.tank Formula Junior

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    This is what I thought but this info is coming from a sales manager at Lamborghini
     
  9. scuderia92

    scuderia92 Formula Junior

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    I hope youre right. My expectations are very high.
     
  10. Dadr

    Dadr Formula Junior

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    I was told pics by end of the year, car showcased at Geneva, orders to begin immediately after with summer delivery To US.
     
  11. dipesh.tank

    dipesh.tank Formula Junior

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    Be interesting to hear the sound compared to the 458. Downshifts on the 458 are like a f1 car
     
  12. dipesh.tank

    dipesh.tank Formula Junior

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    Also the 458 interior is something they will struggle to beat. The dash, racing seats, etc. I hope it's not too audi-ish
     
  13. qwertstnbir

    qwertstnbir Formula 3

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    I wonder if it will be faster than Speciale
     
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  15. Stevenb

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    I think that gallardos have improved massiveley since first gen. The newest gen is very beautiful. The quality inside is much better visually and from the feel. I think the 458 is exceptional when it comes to feel and that new car smell ;) but I think that the next all new gallardo will be a serious competitor. Same story as the Bentley Continental gt. First gen of that was not all too good but the new one is just amazing.
     
  16. Noblesse Oblige

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    I agree. Each version of the Gallardo I have driven (now five of them) has been better than the one before. The cars are hugely better now in quality, refinement, and overall driving experience. I think the Audi influence has been good for the marque. And this in turn is good for the market. Competition is always good.
     
  17. F430kenric

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    #15 F430kenric, Nov 24, 2013
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    I agree. My Gallardo has been great. Drives great and is very smooth. Had my built by Heffner. Makes 1138awhp. 3 years and no problems. Runs hard. 1000awhp on pump.
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  18. jm2

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    awesome looking!
    very clean installation
     
  19. mkultra

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  20. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    It's looking good.
     
  21. 458trofeo

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    hmm seems like a conservative design but rather classic, i also like that the two inner exhaust pipes are slightly larger in diameter than the outer ones..
    btw did anyone notice that the front spoiler design is almost identical (in this case i would say better looking imho) than the speciale?
     
  22. 458trofeo

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    i was already envious of your ford gt.. now im reeeeally jealous ;)
     
  23. Noblesse Oblige

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    The nose seems similar to the 458 Speciale, but it looks better here on the Lambo.
     
  24. F430kenric

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    Just come on out to NM and you can drive them all buddy.
     
  25. F430kenric

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    Thanks, yeah, Heffner did did a nice job on install and set up.
     
  26. Senna1994

    Senna1994 F1 World Champ
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    It looks like a really nice design, I was actually offered the Last Gallardo Manual Transmission Car ever produced by Lamborghini here in the OC.

    It is going to be interesting, but even is if the regular 458 is not as fast, it won't make a difference.
     
  27. F430kenric

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    Wow, that would be hard to pass up....
     

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