Manual Gallardo

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julian64

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12,625 posts

192 months

Tuesday 5th February
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Anyone point me to where I can read about the number and type of true manual Gallardos made?

Did they do a manual into the LP series and how rare is it t find one.


jeremyc

17,258 posts

222 months

Tuesday 5th February
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This thread has a pretty good list of at least the Gallardo specials with indications of those that are known to be manual.

And yes, manual gearbox was available in the LP series. biggrin


julian64

Original Poster:

12,625 posts

192 months

Wednesday 6th February
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So pretty rare according to that list!

Any feedback about what the manual gearbox/clutch in the LP series is like to drive.

Larry5.2

296 posts

46 months

Wednesday 6th February
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julian64 said:
So pretty rare according to that list!

Any feedback about what the manual gearbox/clutch in the LP series is like to drive.
My LP550-2 manual has a really slick gearbox. No issues with cold performance as most of the earlier italian versions - clicks into every gear from first pull away. And yes, the 'clack' going into each gate slot is a very satisfying addition to the experience. Clutch is light and linear. The only thing I might miss is the auto blips on the down-shift, but then I can do that myself with a bit of heel-and-toe. The quest for perfecting the technique keeps relationship fresh and exciting...

jeremyc

17,258 posts

222 months

Wednesday 6th February
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julian64 said:
Any feedback about what the manual gearbox/clutch in the LP series is like to drive.
Engaging. biggrin

Another manual LP550-2 owner here. driving

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julian64

Original Poster:

12,625 posts

192 months

Wednesday 6th February
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Cheers guys, I was hoping for positive feedback regarding the manual.

Dblue

2,884 posts

138 months

Wednesday 6th February
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One of the best gearboxes I've owned, perfectly weighted, smooth and of course that click against the exposed gate-Lovely.
Well worth finding one

ElanS

42 posts

9 months

Wednesday 6th February
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I bought a manual LP560 last year and I love the click clack through the gears. I find the gear change is really smooth and easy to drive with no issues.

julian64

Original Poster:

12,625 posts

192 months

Wednesday 6th February
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Considering the gearbox is one of the few pleasures left in a performance car I have no idea why egear is so prevalent.

At some point I'm going to have to find someone who I can persuade to give me a try.

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AndrewD

6,799 posts

222 months

Wednesday 6th February
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I’ve got a gen 1 Superleggera manual, LHD and one of 10 according to what the factory told me.

It’s an old school car. Gearbox very “tactile” in that it makes a lovely clack through the gate and you can’t rush changes, making you feel quite connected to the process of changing gears both up and down the box.

The ceramics have way too much bite at the top of the pedal though and heel and toe is a clumsy affair especially 3rd to 2nd but 4th to 3rd very simple.

Must drive it more this year!

andrew

8,611 posts

130 months

Wednesday 6th February
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AndrewD said:
I’ve got a gen 1 Superleggera manual, LHD and one of 10 according to what the factory told me.

It’s an old school car. Gearbox very “tactile” in that it makes a lovely clack through the gate and you can’t rush changes, making you feel quite connected to the process of changing gears both up and down the box.

The ceramics have way too much bite at the top of the pedal though and heel and toe is a clumsy affair especially 3rd to 2nd but 4th to 3rd very simple.

Must drive it more this year!
what were you doing in 4th gear ?

Gameface

6,942 posts

15 months

Wednesday 6th February
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I had a manual Spyder way back when. Fantastic box. Far better than the Ferrari equivalents at the time IMO.

AndrewD

6,799 posts

222 months

Thursday 7th February
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andrew said:
what were you doing in 4th gear ?
Escaping from you! smile

andrew

8,611 posts

130 months

Friday 8th February
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AndrewD said:
andrew said:
what were you doing in 4th gear ?
Escaping from you! smile

BigR

121 posts

100 months

Friday 8th February
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Folks... I've been considering one of these (I have a Huracan Spyder) and came across this...

https://www.ripleycarriage.co.uk/used-cars-for-sal...

Anyone know any history / is it the right spec / what should I be asking / ...? Any assistance would be greatly received.

MrVert

2,860 posts

177 months

Friday 8th February
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It's been for sale for a while at the same price. The interior has a fair bit of yellow in it, not to everyones taste but it does brighten it up a bit.

I did consider it for a while, but have held off buying until the early Summer to see where the market goes.

You may get a deal on it, dependent upon how much they want to move it on...

BigR

121 posts

100 months

Friday 8th February
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That's great thanks, always helpful to know if a dealer has had it knocking around for a while!

Do you have any 'light technical' knowledge on the types of mechanical things I should be looking for or asking?

MrVert

2,860 posts

177 months

Saturday 9th February
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Advice would be to get an inspection carried out, if anything is found then you can use this to negotiate the price.

jilap

276 posts

145 months

Sunday 10th February
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I have had a Gallardo Spyder Manual for over 2.5 years now and I absolutely love the manual gear box. I find it more engaging and fulfilling than paddle shifts.

It's a shame the Huracan is not available with a manual box option. This one's probably going to be a keeper because it's the last manual Lambo.