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Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder takes the floor at Los Angeles

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Lamborghini has just used the Los Angeles Auto Show to debut their latest creation: the Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder. According to Lamborghini, Southern California was the ideal place to launch the car, as the area accounted for 30 percent of the brand's US sales last year.

The LP 560-4 Spyder combines the potency, handling and style of the hard-topped model, but adds an open-air element for an even more exciting experience. A 5.2-litre engine powers the model with 40 more horsepower than its predecessor--allowing for 0-60 to be clocked in just four seconds. A new transmission, chassis, suspension and all-wheel drive system complement the engine. Fuel consumption is down nearly 20 percent, too.

Lamborghini says that those who have driven the car unanimously agree that it's a super-sports car that can be enjoyed on any surface.

"The LP 560-4 is the best example of the Gallardo to date and will be a great contribution to Lamborghini's future success," says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. "The entirely new LP 560-4 Spyder adds another dimension to the Gallardo's lineage with extreme design language and class-leading performance."

Since 2003, the automaker has sold over 8,500 copies of the Gallardo.