While lightning-quick throttle response and intoxicating sounds from the engine bay are ever-present
Lamborghini Gallardo characteristics, the car has a split personality. Around town, corn-fed Nebraskans are...
... apt to be annoyed by the tight cockpit, and other downers include a lumpy idle, rock-hard ride, the tires' tendency to follow road grooves, and a full-size pickup-like turning radius. But on a high-speed track, the Gallardo gains its focus, the stiff space frame and taut chassis imparting an organic stability and responsiveness, as well as pinpoint brake control. AWD versions (LP560-4 and LP570-4) experience a bit more understeer and give less feedback to the driver than RWD versions (LP550-2), but the AWD Gallardos forgo the purity of rear-wheel drive for the security of four driven wheels and the traction benefits of front and rear limited-slip differentials.