There’s much to like about the Lamborghini Gallardo. With its mid-mounted V10 providing entertainment to all the senses – it tastes like chicken, naturally – and outrageous styling, it’s the pin up star of the supercar brigade.
I’ve driven every iteration of the car since its mid-life refresh back in 2007 and found them all to be pretty spectacular in the own right. However, I’ve only ever driven a Gallardo in isolation – never directly up against a competitor, and certainly not against one of its own kind. Therefore when my contact at the Lamborghini dealer in Dubai casually mentioned that he had a test car of every Gallardo currently on sale sat in the car park, my mind got thinking. Wouldn’t it be great to take all of the cars out at the same time to finally decide which Gallardo is the ultimate?
Now the progression between a half-baked idea and reality took some work. Calls were put in to Lamborghini’s PR handlers in the UK and a lukewarm response was received. After some lengthy discussions, plus a face-to-face chat with Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann at the Paris Motor Show – the green light was finally given.
We’d bagged all four – now came the fun part.