In selecting the Gallardo Spyder over its competition, Robb Report's Senior Vice President Robert Ross calls it "maybe the best Lamborghini, period, presenting all the virtues of the Gallardo SE coupe, wrapped in an audacious convertible rocket ship." They cite the Gallardo's uncompromising "speed, handling and flair," stating "it offers comfort and around-town drivability on par with popular German brands, which makes the $195,000 Gallardo Spyder an almost practical solution for drivers who are in search of maximum style and performance."
"We are extremely pleased that the Gallardo Spyder has been selected for this respected and coveted award, especially over such a formidable group of competitors," says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. "This award brings awareness to our continuing efforts to re-sculpt the automotive sports car landscape with innovative technology and design solutions."
About Automobili Lamborghini
Founded in 1963 by industrialist Ferruccio Lamborghini and headquartered in Sant' Agata Bolognese, Italy, Automobili Lamborghini is considered one of the world's most admired supersportscar manufacturer. Since its inception, Automobili Lamborghini has created a succession of styled and aggressive sports cars and sedans including the Miura, Islero, Urraco, Jalpa, Espada, Countach, Diablo, Murcielago, Gallardo, Murcielago Roadster, and the recently introduced Gallardo Spyder and Murcielago LP 640. The company was acquired by Audi AG in 1998 and has more than 86 dealerships worldwide. In the first 40 years the company sold an average of 250 per year, in 2003 Lamborghini sold around 1300 cars, in 2004, 1592 and last year 1600.
Source: Automobili Lamborghini