As the Bugatti Veyron maintenance cost video clearly stated, costs involved in owning a supercar is not over with the bank busting sticker price. Costs involved in keeping them in pristine condition and fixing any unforeseen issues are too expensive to be ignored while deciding whether you can afford the exotic car or not.
This ownership review video of a 5,000 mile (8,000 km) old first gen Lamborghini Gallardo gives you a clear idea on how much you have to shell out to maintain it. According to the owner, the scheduled service is not as expensive as a comparable Ferrari supercar but the factory-fitted clutch usually lasts only for a few thousand km and needs to be changed much before the 7,500 mile (12,000 km) first service. Once you replace the clutch, you can expect it to last for around 15,000-20,000 miles (up to 32,000 km) depending on your driving style.
Lamborghini Gallardo Maintenance Cost – Video
So for most first gen Gallardo owners, the first reality check comes in the form of a USD 7,000 – 9,000 (around INR 4.64 – 5.97 lakhs) bill for the clutch depending on the type. Then the first service which involves changing of engine oil filter, air filter, AC filter and fluids for engine, brakes and differentials would cost USD 1,000 (around INR 66,000). The second service which includes replacement of items like spark plugs in addition to usual filters and fluids would set you back by around USD 2,000 (around 1.32 lakhs).
The Gallardo’s high performance tyres usually last for 7,500 to 10,000 miles (up to 16,000 km) and one set of tyres (Pirelli PZero or Michelin Supersport) would cost around USD 1,500 – 2,000 (around INR 1 – 1.32 lakhs). This particular owner suffered an unfortunate failure of the transmission hydraulic line failure which burned a massive USD 7,200 (around INR 4.78 lakhs) hole in his wallet.
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No wonder these cars spend most of their life adorning their owners living room!