The Gallardo has been the go-to, entry-level raging bull for many Lamborghini enthusiasts for nearly the last 10 years running. With numbers reaching into the 10,000s, the Gallardo stacks up as the most produced Lamborghini in the history of the company, and whether you’re a fan of the stocky little fighter or not, there is simply no denying its popularity among the masses. We’ve enjoyed a pretty fair share of Gallardos in our shop due in part to being right next door to one of the biggest Lamborghini retailers in the country, and even customized a Super Trofeo Stradale to look more like its new counterpart, the Edizione Tecnica.

The one thing we didn’t really expect though, was to receive a brand new 2013 Gallardo as one of our first New Car Details of the year!

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The Gallardo arrived in some seriously cold weather on a rather icy afternoon. Fully equipped with a fresh set of snow tires, word on the street was this Gallardo had a daily driven future ahead of it, so beyond the New Car Detail, Full Frontal clear bra would be a must to keep that fresh paint looking pristine and damage free. As always, we kicked off the New Car Detail with our signature 24-step hand wash over the entire vehicle, wheels, arches, as well as door, engine and trunk jambs.

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Once the wash was completed, Brian moved on to the hand dry using compressed air and synthetic absorbent towels so it would be ready for further inspection & decontamination.

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We positioned the Gallardo on the shop floor and Mike began the clay bar process. Despite the fact that it’s brand new paint, it still doesn’t hurt to remove any embedded road grime, tar & other contaminants that may have found themselves embedded during transport.

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Even though we weren’t pulling out any serious paint correction for this Gallardo, we still like to scour over new vehicles for flaws and general surface conditions. Not only is it good for getting an idea of what services may need to be rendered in the future, but it also helps us get a feeling for what to expect from dealerships & manufactures in case a customer or potential buyer needs advice when seeking a new vehicle. We’ve seen new cars arrive that look like they’ve been kept in climate controlled, hermetically sealed containers, and we’ve seen new cars that look like barn finds; none are perfect, but all can benefit from a New Car Detail!

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Although the Gallardo seemed relatively spotless thanks to a milky coat of Bianco Monocerus it did exhibit some minor swirls and hatch marks, most of which could be removed with the New Car Detail’s single stage machine polish utilizing Menzerna.

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With a thorough polishing completed, it was time to get the Gallardo air born so Matt could start installing the Full Frontal clear bra protection package. If you’re wondering what Full Frontal coverage includes, it’s all in the name & just like it sounds! Basically, clear bra will be applied to the entire hood and both front fenders to alleviate “the line” and ensure maximum coverage & optimum protection from debris coming off other vehicles and anything that gets kicked off the front wheels. We also install protection over the headlights, any fog lights or lower lamps, front bumper and side mirrors to keep the paint safe from more rubble & detritus that might be coming head on. It is absolutely essential for those looking to protect their investments, and even more so if you plan on putting in some serious track time or have a heavy commute!

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Since the ’13 Gallardo was just in for a New Car Detail plus clear bra & had to be delivered to the owner a ways away from the shop, we didn’t have much time to spend shooting every angle we would have liked, but we did manage to get her into the cyclorama for a quick 360.

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The front bumper definitely sports some of the most aggressive lines the Gallardo has seen yet, and whether you love it or hate it there is no denying it sure makes quite a statement for the final production year. Initially when we saw it debut on the web a few months back, many of us here at NWAS were off put by the drastic styling difference when compared to the more watered down variants of years prior. Nevertheless, its intense intakes, jutting vents & rather angular aero have grown on us, and open up a lot of great opportunities for accent wrap applications! (Hint, hint.)

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The new wheel styling is a bit more intense, too. Although their directional design isn’t mirrored on either side, the bent, split spoke composition and highlighted edging lends a nice bit of automotive contrapposto & movement to the Gallardos accelerated aesthetics.

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As far as the back end goes, it’s pretty similar to the previous model aside from some tweaks to the diffuser with the addition of more fins, and some new body lines that split the grill. Definitely more angular and shapely than the rectangular rear of the 2012 Gallardo, and pairs nicely with the fanged inlets up front.

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Braving the slick parking lot & potentially snowy weather ahead of us, we pulled the Gallardo out into the cold winters night for one last look before heading off towards the drop point.

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It might be sad for some to see the Gallardo go, but it only means more room in the Lambo lineup for faster & crazier things.

Need to schedule your own New Car Detail or have clear bra protection installed? Contact us today & schedule an appointment!


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