For spring 2012, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder was launched as a new model of the Gallardo series in the sale and expanding its range are compared with competitors to Ferrari California and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. The special feature of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder is the fact he represents is the first sports car of the series, which is being driven solely with rear wheel drive. In addition to a weight savings compared to the all-wheel-open the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder is sold cars also slightly cheaper. Unsportsmanlike open this sports car is not, however, because of the 5.2-liter ten-cylinder engine delivers impressive 550 hp. Thanks to the low weight (1520 kg) accelerates the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder from a standstill in just 4.2 seconds to 100 To avoid slippage, the sports car has a rear differential with a locking torque of 45 percent, which blends well with the e-gear automated manual transmission. The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder is running on to a top speed of 319 km / h with the sports car is open or closed top speed compatible.