The 2011 Qatar Motor Show that runs from January 26 to 29 appears to have captured the attention of the VW Group as a whole. Following yesterday's unveiling of the VW XL1 hybrid coupe concept, the German familia's sportiest brand, Lamborghini, lifted the wraps off a special edition version of the Gallardo called Bicolore.
The limited run model will be produced for the European and Asian-Pacific markets in the LP 560-4 guise, which means it gets a 560HP V10 and all-wheel drive, while for the American market it will be only available in the version LP 550-2 featuring a 550HP V10 and rear-wheel drive configuration.
As its name implies, the special series features a unique two-tone finish with a matching interior. On the outside, the pillars, roof, engine hood and rear spoiler are painted in a pastel black that contrasts perfectly with the lower area of the body, available in a choice of five shades (Giallo Midas, Arancio Borealis, Grigio Telesto, Bianco Monocerus and Blu Caelum).
The Gallardo's exterior appearance is further enhanced by the 15-spoke forged alloy wheels finished in titanium gray enamel, and the gloss black finish air-intakes, front spoiler and upper section of the rear diffuser.
The two-tone theme is repeated inside, but in a more understated manner. The instrument panel, seats, door panels and other elements in the passenger compartment are upholstered in black leather with contrast stitching colored to match the exterior paintwork (yellow, orange, blue or gray). The black bezel of the e-gear transmission on the center console completes the look.
Pricing is to be announced at a later date.