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I did not know this till today. I am probably behind the times. But if not here was the article I read...

After more than 14,000 made, the entry-level Lambo is bowing out to an even faster successor.

After running out of ideas for special editions and tweaking the aluminum chassis to the absolute limit, Lamborghini is saying farewell to the popular Gallardo sports car as it prepares for a more modern replacement.

The Gallardo was originally meant to be the "baby" Diablo when it was shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 1995. But like most projects Lamborghini tried before Audi took over in 1998, the Italian automaker ran out of money and it wasn't introduced until 2003. At that point, the Gallardo was restyled to look like a baby Murcielago, which had replaced the Diablo just two years earlier. With a base price under $200,000, the Gallardo quickly became Lamborghini's best-selling car ever.

More than 10,000 sold in the first seven years, and the final red spider you see above is number 14,022. That's nearly half of the 30,000 cars Lamborghini has sold in its entire 50-year existence as a company.
Photos: 50 years of Lamborghini
Lamborghini shows off Gallardo Squadra Corse
Conquering the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 in wet Seattle
The Gallardo rewrote the book on 10-cylinder mid-engine power, and its sweet-sounding crackle only got better with age. From the original 5.0-liter 500-horsepower V10 engine all the way to the Squadra Corse's 570 horsepower from just 5.2 liters, the Gallardo didn't need much tuning. The replacement is expected to use the same 5.2-liter engine that will make an estimated 600 horsepower, so improvements to this high-strung motor will continue to come at a very deliberate, careful pace.


But even after a body refresh in 2008, there was no denying that by the end, the Gallardo was a 10-year-old car. No other feature revealed its age worse than the automated 6-speed manual transmission, which even in 2013 is a clunky, head-jerking affair to operate (it'll be replaced by a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic that promises faster and smoother shifts). Next to Ferrari -- which built the 360 Modena, 430 and 458 Italia in the Gallardo's entire life cycle -- Lamborghini is short on technology. Unlike the 458 Italia, the Gallardo doesn't have torque vectoring or a particularly smart stability control system, nor does it offer adjustable shocks to tone down bumpy roads. Expect the replacement, named Deimos or Cabrera, to offer all of that.


But while the Gallardo is a tough car to drive fast, no one should overlook how blindingly fast, loud and incredibly hot it still looks a decade on. Lamborghini didn't need to change this design, and despite Audi borrowing its powertrain and chassis for the R8, the Gallardo managed to keep its identity as a bombastic, thoroughly Italian exotic car that truly has to be experienced firsthand to understand.

Will we miss it? Surely. But we can't wait for what Lamborghini is dreaming up next.
 

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No other feature revealed its age worse than the automated 6-speed manual transmission, which even in 2013 is a clunky, head-jerking affair to operate (it'll be replaced by a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic that promises faster and smoother shifts).

im so sick of this pussy shit..... luxury sedans are meant to shift smooth.... super cars should feel brutal and aggressive.... feeling that kick and jerk when it slams to the next gear is part of the enjoyment..... i wish they would stop trying to pacify these cars
 

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im so sick of this pussy shit..... luxury sedans are meant to shift smooth.... super cars should feel brutal and aggressive.... feeling that kick and jerk when it slams to the next gear is part of the enjoyment..... i wish they would stop trying to pacify these cars
sorry but not everyone is a geared up dude who wrestles alligators or some shit and is from Thailand
 

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sorry but not everyone is a geared up dude who wrestles alligators or some shit and is from Thailand
and not everyone wants to replace their transmission every time they take their car out for a drive.
 
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sorry but not everyone is a geared up dude who wrestles alligators or some shit and is from Thailand
obviously..... thats why they make luxury cars and GT's.... for when you want a smooth comfortable ride.


or at least supercars should have 2 settings for the transmission

Man Mode - slamming into gear with a satisfying snap
or
Wife Mode - comfortable seemless non-jerky shifting so you do not spill your soymilk latte :p
 
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