Parkers overall rating: 5 out of 5 5.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 13 - 21 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

While the Lamborghini Gallardo loses its value slightly quicker than an equivalent Ferrari, owners tend to use them more frequently. Just as well then that the Gallardo has service intervals at every 7500 miles. The Gallardo also needs less intensive maintenance thanks to certain engine components being shared with some high performance Audis. Nevertheless, servicing is far from cheap and consumables such as tyres cost a small fortune to replace.

Insurance group 20 and fuel economy of 15mpg are wallet-worrying, but not exceptional for this class.

The Gallardo's petrol powerplants return just 15mpg on average, so it's no surprise that it gets a rock-bottom eco score. It emits 450g/km CO2 which although is about average for a sports coupe, is exceptionally poor compared to the average family car. The later LP560-4 is better - it emits 327g/km of CO2 and averages 19mpg.

This is where Audi’s ownership of Lamborghini has been most obviously felt. The Gallardo is very well put together and owners report nothing out of the ordinary, even when racking up mileages not normally associated with supercars. Lamborghini has also invested in a better dealer network in the UK, so having routine work carried out is much less hassle for owners.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £340 - £600
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Insurance group Not available
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