Production of Lamborghini Gallardo Ends
Yesterday marked the end of an era for Lamborghini and car lovers worldwide, as the very last Gallardo rolled off the assembly line in northern Italy.
The Gallardo was Lamborghini's best-selling model ever, but that doesn't say as much as you'd think. The car debuted in 2003, the same year the Italian automaker decided to ramp up its production rate. Instead of making 250 cars per year, Lamborghini began manufacturing about 2,000.
In the past 50 years, Lamborghini has manufactured around 30,000 cars total. Despite Gallardos being made only for the last 10 years, they account for nearly half the total — 14,022. This includes the vast array of special editions such as the Spyder, each one seemingly pricier than the last. According to Automobile Magazine, a basic Gallardo would set you back $191,900.
The very last unit, a red Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, has been purchased by a private collector.