Here’s a question: By the time Lamborghini reached its 50th anniversary back in 2013 it had produced around 30,000 cars in total. But what percentage of that was due to the humble entry-level Gallardo?
Ten per cent…? Maybe 20…? Perhaps 30? Surely everybody was buying the firm’s big, raucous V12s; after all, that’s what a Lambo is all about isn’t it? Wrong.
Between its introduction in 2003 and it being succeeded by the current Huracán from 2014, the Gallardo sold over 14,000 units worldwide, equating to essentially half of Lamborghini’s all-time sales figures. That gives you some idea about quite how big a milestone the Gallardo was for one of the world’s most recognisable car brands.