lamborghini gallardo lp560 4 spyder 004 1

lamborghini gallardo lp560 4 spyder 004 1

Auctioning off hot cars for good causes never gets old, and further proof of that fact came this past weekend as the 16th Annual Race to Erase MS charity event in Los Angeles auctioned off the first Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder.

The car, a unique Spyder ordered especially for the even six months ago, will be delivered when the rest of the LP560-4 fleet starts to hit U.S. shores in about a month. Kymberly Gold, co-founder and co-creator of True Religion Jeans, and music producer Victor Newman were the winning bidders at $270,000.

"We are very grateful for Mr. Newman and Ms. Gold's generous bid for the first LP560-4 Spyder," stated Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO Lamborghini. "Their contribution to the Nancy Davis Foundation will provide great support to help the cure of this terrible disease. They are a very welcomed addition to the Lamborghini family."

The Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder features an automated roof that can be retracted in 20 seconds, in addition to the usual might of a Lamborghini. Rated at 552hp (411kW) and 398lb-ft (540Nm) of torque, the 5.2L V10 provides enough bite and bark to prove it's no slouch, even with the hardtop of its brethren.

For more on the LP560-4 Spyder, check out our original coverage here.