At 14 022 units, the Gallardo is the most-built Lamborghini. It ranks among the most successful of super sports cars but in 2013 production will come to an end for this iconic sports car.SANT’AGATA BOLOGNESE, Italy - The last Lamborghini Gallardo left the production line in this historic town in November 2013, the automaker has announced.The final unit, a Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, it is destined to go on display in a private collector. HISTORY OF AN ITALIAN ICONThe unit was launched at the 2003 Geneva International Motor Show to mark the automaker’s 40th anniversary and with a total of 14 022 units, it’s the most-built Lamborghini yet.In Lamborghini’s first four decades an average of only 250 cars were built a year. In the decade of the Gallardo, that figure grew to 2000.The Gallardo line-up was expanded with the introduction of the Spyder (2005) and Superleggera (2007). SECOND-GENERATIONThe second generation of Gallardo, the LP 560-4, and Spyder were launched in 2008. It had a redesigned front and rear, a new 412kW/540Nm engine with direct fuel-injection, and new equipment. The latest version of the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera followed in 2010 with an increase in output to 419kW; it was joined by the convertible Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante. The pinnacle of sporting performance among the total of 32 Gallardo variants was marked by the Super Trofeo Stradale and, finally, the Gallardo Squadra Corse. The models borrow from the competition version used in the world’s fasted single-brand race series, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo.LP 570-4 SQUADRA CORSEThe Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse made its global debut at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show. The car was based on the Gallardo Super Trofeo - the race car that features in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series.The Squadra Corse weighs 1300kg, 70kg less than the Gallardo LP 560-4. The weight-reduction allows it to rocket to 100km/h in 3.4sec and on to 320km/h.Like the Super Trofeo competition version, the Squadra Corse is based on the technical underpinnings of the Gallardo Superleggera. Its 419kW V10 is mated to the automaker’s e-gear six-speed transmission operated by paddle-shifts.