A new addition to the Gallardo family is the 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, a two-seater convertible with a soft-top that retracts into the mid-mounted engine compartment in less than 20 seconds. The Spyder has the same 5.0-liter, 520-hp V10 engine, but only comes with the 6-speed manual transmission. The outside is all angles and features large side scoops and an adjustable rear spoiler. Brembo brakes, 19-inch wheels, ABS brakes, dual front and side airbags, xenon headlights, and traction and stability control are all standard on the all-wheel drive 2006 Gallardo Spyder. Tweaks to the suspension and shorter gear ratios for 2006 help improve the sport handling and precise steering.
Sport seats are decked out in leather and power-adjust eight ways. Dual-zone climate control, alloy and leather trim, power accessories, keyless entry, folding mirrors, and a CD-changer with MP3 compatibility keep you comfortable while still keeping the overall weight down in the convertible. Options add on a sport package (suspension, rearview camera, sport tires, and sport steering wheel), a Winter Package with heated seats and mirrors, a navigation system, security system, a leather headliner, and leather travel bags sized to fit in the small trunk. Drivers love its speed and expert steering, road grip, and sports performance. They don't like the lack of legroom or gas mileage, and wish it had more standard features.