Because, uh, you know, the Gallardo isn't eye arresting enough, Lamborghini aims to inject more life into the aging but hot-selling Gallardo model line with a two-tone exterior color treatment. Just introduced at the Qatar Motor Show, though the new Gallardo model will be available in most of the world as the 560-horsepower all-wheel drive Gallardo LP 560-4 Bicolore, it will come to the United States as a rear-drive only 550-horsepower Gallardo LP 550-2.
Essentially a black roof over your choice of five lower body colors, Giallo Midas (yellow), Arancio Borealis (orange), Grigio Telesto (grey), Bianco Monocerus (white), and Blu Caelum (blue) the Bicolore treatment nicely accentuates the lines of the original Luc Donckerwolke design, simultaneously giving the car a lower and wider appearance. The incorporation of a glass engine cover reveals the V10 powerplant as the work of art it is.
Setting off the two-tone paint like fine jewelry on a beautiful woman, the Skorplus forged aluminum wheel specified for the Gallardo Bicolore is finished in titanium gray enamel and features a 15-spoke design. Additional visual enhancement comes in the form of a high gloss black finish on the chin spoiler, air intakes and the upper part of the rear diffuser.
Inside the car, the finest leather you can imagine covers the dash, door panels, seats, and steering wheel finished in Nero Noctis (aka black). Contrasting stitching matches the exterior paint—with but one exception. If you opt for a Bianco Monocerus exterior (white), you'll get grey stitching rather than white.
More than 10,000 Gallardos have been sold since the car was introduced in 2004. Now available in seven different models (OK, eight if you count the Polizia version), there is a Gallardo to suit every taste in sports cars. From the loud and proud paint job on the new Bicolore models to the extreme performance of the Supeleggera Gallardos, with this car Lamborghini has had a runaway best seller. According to Lamborghini's spokespeople, the Bicolore completes the Gallardo lineup, which, in all probability, means we'll be seeing a new version of the car very soon.