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A ferocious and thrilling new Lambo

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. For sheer flair and excitement, this is hard to beat

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4

Price: £147,330. Engine: 5,200cc, V10. Power: 552bhp @ 8,000rpm. Top speed: 202mph. 0-62mph: 3.7 secs.

The new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 is basically a tweaked version of an existing car. So is there really that much to get excited about?

Indeed there is, says Joseph Dunn in the Sunday Times.

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Sure, you can quibble. The differences are subtle rather than stark; the interior, although it has all the fixtures and fittings you'd expect from a family saloon, is still underwhelming; and the drive, although good, is not quite the extreme, nocompromise racer Lamborghini would have you believe.

However, it is undoubtedly still "thrilling" to drive, and, when out on the road, none of the quibbles matter because it sounds and looks "ferocious". Buy one and your neighbours will think you've landed an F-15 on their driveway.

Only motorbike riders get to experience acceleration like this, says Andrew English in the Daily Telegraph. It takes most family saloons 12 seconds to reach 60mph. In that time, you'll be doing over 120 in the Lambo. It gives you the sort of "horrified excitement" that "Italian supercars are all about".

The safety systems and four-wheel-drive may make the car feel "a bit of a pussy cat", but don't be fooled. If you're going fast through a corner and get it wrong, you'll "need the luck of a Vegas winner to sort it out".

For the road, it's really too fast for either your peace of mind or your driving licence. For sheer flair and excitement, though, this is hard to beat.

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