The engine of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Sports Coupe has a standard six speed manual transmission coupled with an optional e-gear essential semi-automatic gearbox. Since it is equipped with an F1 inspired transmission, the driver can choose between a fully automatic mode and semi automatic with the help of the onboard paddle shifters. There are three driving modes sport, corsa and automatic. This car made history by being the first Gallardo to feature rear wheel drive and the first car from Lamborghini in over a decade to incorporate this feature. It is also one of the few supercars that have rear wheel drive and this might play a major role in how some people feel about purchasing this option.
Other features of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Sports Coupe include; aluminum alloy front and rear wheels, dry sump oil pump system, electronically controlled rear spoilers, power assisted rack and pinion steering, external mirrors complete with electrical folding system, power vacuum brakes which includes 4 cylinder rear calipers and 8 cylinder front callipers. A six speed 6 gear box with reverse, 215mm double plate clutch, two radiators, full ESP system with ABD,ASR and ABS, aluminum body with thermoplastic parts, and electronically controlled valve timing are also incorporated into this model. The 520 cc displacement engine is kept in check with the traction control system.
One thing that is apparent on all Lamborghinis is the companies attention to detail and quality. The LP550-2 is no exception and the interior lives up to the sophisticated style and elegance that the brand is known for worldwide.