My Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder - first impressions

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  1. 14 Feb 2020 at 12:47 PM #1
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    Managed to move my S63 coupe on after struggling to sell for a few months, managed to get myself into something that I have wanted for a number of years, and thankfully as I was about to give up in finding one in the colour I have always wanted and opt for a yellow example, one in orange came up for sale! Had her for nearly a month now and really pleased with her so far

    It's a completely different drive to the S63 I was used to, I expected it to be a different experience, particularly the interior level and space, plus it seems to turn pretty much everyone's heads when driving or parked up which is a little odd getting used to (get people knocking on door asking to take a pic!!), has both its positives and negatives to compare....

    Positives:
    The noise - the V10 sounds immense, it has the Capristo valved exhaust on there which gives the option to close the valves via a remote control. Even closed its insanely loud!
    Downshifting is amazing and the pops and bangs (not this chavvy remap sh1t!) is mental!
    The rawness of the thing is amazing, definitely not a long distance cruiser but very rewarding!
    Such a pretty thing! As with most Lambo/Rarri's/Macs etc they are super pretty to look at, I think the shape is timeless

    Negatives:
    E-Gear - it has the single clutch automatic box (basically manual box with automatic gearchange) which is a little odd to get used to (not interested in a gated manual), once mastered its fine and the paddles do help, pretty similar to the original SMG gearboxes on earlier E36 M3s. Very rewarding when throttle is flat to the floor though! Being a 2007 model it has a fresher map compared to the earlier 2003-2006 ones although it would be awesome if it had DCT
    Stereo is crap - boggo RNSE one from an Audi, easily interchangeable though although have found the engine noise drains the volume even up loud!

    Looked at a few other cars before buying, a stg 4 GTR nissan (found it too big and similar to the S63), an Audi R8 Spyder S-tronic - lovely things but prices are still depreciating (I like the facelift R8s but a touch out of budget at the moment), i'm hoping the Gallardos should sit where they are for a bit, F430 Spyder - I did like but didn't give me the boner I was hoping for, perhaps because it wasn't a red one I viewed!!! Also a California was on the list but having read reviews I sort of steered clear. Hoping this will keep me entertained for year!

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    Very nice mate, you've got a lovely car collection!

    E Class is bagged right?
     
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    haha cheers, yes is indeed bagged, Airrex shocks with V2 management!
     
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    Nice! Any more pics?
     
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    Ill dig some out later, not with me at the moment as the boot is being hardlined this weekend (compressors and tank etc!)
     
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    Sounds awesome bud. Miss my bagged 1 Series sometimes. The looks on peoples faces when you pull up and air out or they see it aired out thinking how it moves as it's so low lol.
     
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    Yup its very entertaining, my little boy loves watching the car raise up and down!
     
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    I hear that! My nephews loved it.
     
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    Wow - congratulations on getting the one you wanted :thumbsup: I can certainly see why it turns heads in the orange; it's very eye-catching with a great interior :shades: I can only guess how fab it must sound driving around with the roof down...
     
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    Superb mate and great colour!!! Hope you enjoy it.
     
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    Helluva car, if a bit.................orange :D
     
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    Congrats mate, lovely car and in the best colour for one of these.
     
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    That’s a beauty!! I’ll be interested to hear what it’s like to live with. Always loved the gallardo spider!

    couple of questions, does the wheel well result in a crazy offset driving position, and does the rear seat backseat rub on the bulkhead all the time?
     
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