We’d love to announce that you will each rewarded with your own Lamborghini Gallardo on account of being a good citizen, but that’s not the case. Nevertheless perhaps just knowing that Malaysia has its very own Raging Bull, distinct from all other bull out there should make our hearts burst with motoring pride.
Automobili Lamborghini SpA has produced the Lamborghini Gallardo MLE (Malaysia Limited Edition) V10 model exclusively for the Malaysian market, the results of which were unveiled by Eminent Century Sdn Bhd, the official Malaysian importer for Lamborghini cars, together with its sole dealer, JH Italia Sdn Bhd. The result of a year-long collaboration between Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur and the principal a total production run of only 20 V10 powered Gallardo MLE cars will be made available solely to the Malaysian market. So there, Singapore….
Chairman of Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur, Chut Nyak Isham Bin Nyak Ariff, said at the launch that the limited edition Gallardo model is a testament to Automobili Lamborghini’s commitment to the Malaysian market and its Malaysian importer and dealer.
Designed to redefine its segment as the best high performance sports car that can be used on a daily basis. The result is a compact (length 4.3 m) 2-seater high performance car (maximum speed well over 300 km/h), that can be driven with pleasure both on race tracks and on long distance journeys on country and city roads.
Using the highly regarded Gallardo LP550-2 as its base, the chassis setup provides the driver with a more involved driving experience and added agility due to the 30kg weight savings. The 550hp 5.2 litre V10 engine, which boasts a maximum 550 Hp and a maximum torque of 510 Nm, is mated to the highly responsive E-gear transmission. Coupled with a rear-wheel drive layout this enhances the cars driving dynamics.
Unique to the Gallardo MLE is the incorporation of the exciting Superleggera body kit, comprising of an aggressive front bumper, carbon side skirts, titanium exhaust tips and a carbon-fibre rear diffuser. The bespoke interior is a luxurious combination of both smooth leather and alcantara.
Available in three colours – Bianco Monocerus (solid white), Verde Ithaca (pearl green) and Arancio Borealis (pearl orange) because Malaysians are flashy like that – the Gallardo MLE has a starting price of RM868,000 before duties, road tax and insurance or an OTR price without insurance of RM1,680,000. All cars come with 3-years factory warranty.
Engine 10 cylinders V 90°, DOHC 4 valves, common-pin crankshaft
Maximum power 550 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 540 Nm @ 6,500 RPM
Transmission Rear-wheel drive with limited slip differential
Gearbox 6-speed and reverse
Suspension Double-wishbone front and rear suspension system, anti-roll bar, anti-dive and anti-squat
Top speed 320 km/h
0-100 km/h 3.9 s
Wheelbase 2.560 mm
Overall length 4.345 mm
Overall width (excluding mirrors) 1.900 mm
Overall height 1.165 mm (45.87 in)
Safety Full ESP system with ABS, ASR and ABD; front “dual-stage” driver and passenger airbags, side “head-thorax” airbags; power vacuum, aluminium alloy callipers 8-cylinder front callipers and 4-cylinder rear callipers; ventilated discs