Imagine a small universe where everything resembles a LEGO play session, except the action doesn't involve plastic bricks, but a Lamborghini. In fact, you can stop imagining, as we've brought along a piece of footage that brings you just what we've described.
The timelapse video below shows a Gallardo having its V10 removed. And from the first stages of the rear bumper removal to the final stage, where the engine hoist steps in to grab that naturally-aspirated powerplant, this clip is uber-satisfying to watch.
Having spent a decade with us, the Gallardo never felt like it was old in the tooth. That's because, through the Volkswagen Group umbrella, Sant'Agata Bolognese learned a thing or two from Porsche, with that knowledge having to do with the science of versions and special editions.
Perhaps the most interesting line to follow is the one that mixes the street and the racing versions of the Gallardo. This has to do with the Gallardo Super Trofeo, the racing version that was based on the second-gen Gallardo LP560-4 street car. Subsequently, the racer was converted back to road use, which is how we ended up with the LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale (STS).
When Lamborghini introduced the third-gen Gallardo (this was actually the second major revamp), the STS became the LP570-4 Squadra Corse, borrowing its designation from Sant'Agata Bolognese's motorsport arm. It's all about V10 variations. But while the Raging Bull kept gifting us with fresh incarnations of the Gallardo, there were two main engines that served this supercar.
The V10 Lamborghini started out in life with an even firing 5.0-liter V10 (the car we see here belongs to these early models).
However, the Gallardo's first generation change (the first major facelift) saw the middle of the car being occupied by an odd firing 5.2-liter V10.
The pedigree of the Italian V10 continues to be developed nowadays, as the engine ha