Last week reports emerged claiming Lamborghini was planning to reveal a facelifted version of its Gallardo at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show and could also launch a new high-performance LP550 model. At the same time, a Gallardo test-mule wearing black tape and sporting a pair of new bumpers was spotted in Portugal testing alongside a Maserati GranTurismo and Porsche 911.
Now, supposed images of the updated model, originally published in Italian magazine Quattroruote and then posted on Autopareri, reveal for the first time the new bumper design and headlight shape. According to the images, the rear of the car also comes in for a change, sporting new Reventon-style taillamps and a large carbon rear diffuser.
According to earlier reports the LP550 model will get a new engine with FSI direct-injection technology and develop up to 550hp and 390lb-ft of torque, 30hp and 15lb-ft more than the current 5.0L mill. The car will also be available with a manual or optional e-gear sequential transmission, both of which have been revised to send more power and torque to a lighter and more efficient AWD system.