Lamborghini has the answer with its Gallardo Spyder LP560-4, which makes its show debut along with the coupe version and Murcielago LP640 coupe.
The Gallardo LP560-4 coupe and Spyder arrive mid-year. They share a 5.2-litre V10 engine, bolted into an aluminium spaceframe chassis with aluminium and thermoplastic body panels.
The V10 develops 412kW at 8000 revs and 540Nm at 6500 revs, which in the Spyder gives it a top speed of 324km/h and a zero-100km sprint time of 3.7 seconds.
The Spyder puts all this power to the ground through a six-speed robotic sequential gearbox and all-wheel drive.
The Murcielago LP640 pumps out 471kW and 660Nm from its 6.5-litre V12 engine.
Not surprisingly, the Murcielago is quick too, reaching 100km/h in 3.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 340km/h.
The 2009 Melbourne International Motor Show...