By Salma Awwad
Ten years of an Italian icon have now come an end with car number 14,022
The last ever Lamborghini Gallardo left the production line on November 25 at the Italian carmaker's factory building at Sant’ Agata Bolognese, bringing to a conclusion one of the world's most iconic luxury car models.
The final vehicle in the popular Lamborghini super sports car range was a Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante in Rosso Mars (red) and is destined for a private collector.
With a total of 14,022 units produced, the Gallardo is not only the most-built Lamborghini; it is regarded by many as one of the most successful super sports cars and has an icon of Italian design.
The Lamborghini Gallardo first appeared in 2003 at the Geneva Motor Show and marked a start of a new era for the Italian sports car manufacturer.
In Lamborghini’s first four decades, an average of just 250 Lamborghinis was built per year. Once the Gallardo was introduced during the company's 40th anniversary, production surged to volumes of around 2,000 cars per year.
The name of the Gallardo was derived from the world of bullfighting, keeping in line with the brand’s legendary badge.
The Lamborghini Gallardo was sold in more than 45 countries across the globe, but in the year of Automobili Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary, the Gallardo success story has now come to an end with car number 14,022. Almost half of all 30,000 Lamborghinis built since the company was first founded in 1963 are Gallardos.For all the latest car news & reviews from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.