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Heffner Performance Builds Twin Turbo Gallardo Breaking 8.72 Seconds in Quarter Mile 27
Sep
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, Heffner Performance, Jason Heffner, Lamborghini, Tuners, video on 09 27th, 2012

It is almost common-placed to peruse the internet and Youtube for videos featuring ridiculously fast twin-turbo Lamborghinis, especially when it comes to forced-fed Gallardo creations birthed by tuner shops such as Underground Racing and Heffner Performance. One thing that was lacking -was a Lamborghini Gallardo to break 8 seconds in the quarter mile. Usually, running record-breaking quarter mile times is not on the mind of every twin-turbo Lamborghini owner. One exception happens to be a customer of Heffner Performance who had his sights on an 8 second run in his 2008 Gallardo Superleggera.

Jason Heffner and his mad scientist team were in for a challenging to please a customer, who happens to be an avid drag racer of exotic cars. No compromise would be made in this build, which required a pair of custom-built ball bearing turbos and MoTec electronics to produce around 1,400 (estimated) wheel horsepower. No this was not Hollywood prepping the latest Fast and Furious film, this was a real test of the engineering foundation of Lamborghini and Jason Heffner’s 14+ years of experience in tuning some of the most exotic vehicles on earth.

The build for the first Twin-Turbo Gallardo to hit 8 seconds in the quarter mile has been successful so far recently concluding with the best pass out of 8 recorded at 8.72 seconds at 169.8 mph. To our surprise, the owner and Jason’s crew all agree that there is yet even more to be had out of this monstrous twin-turbo bull. They plan on pushing the envelope even further. Be sure to visit Heffnersperformance.com for the latest happenings and build projects to come out of this one-of-a-kind shop.

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Heffner Performance World’s First 8 Second Lamborghini Gallardo Release Information

A few months ago we were approached by one of our customers, who happens to be an avid drag racer of exotic cars, and asked if we could build him a Gallardo that would be capable of running eight second quarter mile times. We formulated a plan and a short while later a gorgeous grigio telesto Superleggera showed up on our doorstep. This car received our full engine treatment with CP pistons, Carrillo billet steel connecting rods, fully ported and polished intake manifold and cylinder heads and upgraded valvetrain components. We are using MoTec electronics to manage every aspect of the engine.

The turbo system makes use of a pair of custom ball bearing turbos that were built by the guys at TIAL products, a four inch downpipe, four inch air inlet plumbing, an incredibly labor intensive custom water to air intercooler and a pair of TIAL wastegates.

When it came to the wheel and tire selection we contacted the guys at ADV.1 who made us an awesome set of 18 inch 5.2.1′s which we finished in matte black and wrapped with four Mickey Thompson radial tires.

The car was driven to and from the track. We made a total of eight passes on the car, each one quicker and faster than the last. By the end of the day we had recorded an 8.72 at 169.8 mph which is quicker than any previously posted time by anyone in the world for a Lamborghini Gallardo.

I would like to thank the team here at Heffner Performance, TIAL Products, ADV.1, Sakata Motorsport Electronics and the crew at Bradenton Motorsports Park for helping make this possible. Most significantly, I want to thank our customer, Shawn (nutcase) for having us build him this incredible machine.

After reviewing the data from yesterday, one thing that we are certain of is that there is a lot more left in this car. I’m pretty sure that I actually had my foot resting on the clutch pedal which caused it to slip a bit in fifth gear. We will be posting more details on this car soon and will keep you all up to date as the car progresses. Thanks and enjoy.



Heffner Performance Twin Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo Reborn w/ 1470 Horsepower 17
Feb
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, Heffner Performance, Jason Heffner, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Gallardo, Tuners on 02 17th, 2012

We already know Jason Heffner and his team are dedicated to appeasing owners of some of the most exclusive exotic cars around with more horsepower than they ever dreamed of. As we discovered a couple years ago touring Jason’s shop, the process of taking an already-fast exotic car and making it faster is more involved than we ever imagined.

One of the latest creations to grace the local streets of North America, is a Twin Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo re-worked to produce 1470 crank-horsepower. That allows this all-wheel-drive Bull to lay down about 1236 wheel-horsepower (1470 crank-horsepower) to the pavement on race fuel. Using 91 octane, this beast is puts down about 800 wheel-horsepower.

One of the more interesting aspects of this build is that it was no virgin to modifications and has seen over 71,000 miles of asphalt in its lifetime. The owner surely does not baby this machine. After-all, it was made to run. In this particular case, it runs like a scalded dog.

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Heffner Performance Release Information

While Heffner Performance and its world wide network of installing dealers deliver multiple twin turbo builds to its customers every week, this particular project was unique enough to share more in detail.

This highly modified Gallardo came back to us recently for a complete engine refreshing and our latest twin turbo system.

The vehicle has approximately 71,000 miles (115,000 km) on it with about half of those miles (km) on the twin turbo system. It was not babied and its owner enjoys using the loud pedal…a lot.

The Gallardo was disassembled and freshened up with a new motor as the OEM fuel injectors and stock pumps had become clogged which resulted in multiple burnt cylinders.

Also, Les Wells, an employee of ZR Auto, came down to our Sarasota shop for the car’s teardown.
He returned when the engine was back from the machine shop so he could be there for a side by side experience of how to properly install a Heffner Performance Twin Turbo system in its entirety.

As with many of our global dealers, this experience for Les will further fine tune our dealer installed induction systems.

ZR Auto is our primary Western Canada distributor/installer. ZR Auto – Home

The engine provides an est. 920HP at the crank (800 whp) on Canadian spec 91 octane and an est. 1470 HP at the crank or 1236 whp on C16 race fuel.

Heffner Performance is a global provider of twin turbo induction systems for Audi, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Ford GT, Viper, and coming soon in early 2012…The McLaren MP4-12C.

 



Heffner Performance Builds Twin Turbo Audi R8 V10 Spyder 2
Aug
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in audi, Audi R8 V10, Automotive, Heffner Performance, Jason Heffner, Tuners on 08 2nd, 2011

One of the meanest Audi R8 V10 Spyders on the road today, what Heffner Performance describes as a “sultry beast”, is their latest twin turbo creation. It is almost second nature for Jason and his crew at Heffner Performance to pump out some of the post powerful exotics in the world. The new Audi R8 V10 Spyder Twin Turbo is yet another rarity that they get to sink their inspired ingenuity into creating a 725whp beast running off of 93 octane fuel.


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Feel free to view many other astonishing creations by Heffner Performance at www.heffnersperformance.com.



Heffner Twin Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Acceleration Video 22
Feb
Posted by Larry in Automotive, featured, Heffner Performance, Jason Heffner, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Gallardo, video on 02 22nd, 2011

Jason Heffner and his team know how to truly make the things of dreams come true. Yet another rendition of their twin-turbo applications goes on a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. Below is a short cinematic video of this 2008 Heffner Twin Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder in action on a ‘closed circuit’. Enjoy!



Heffner Performance Twin Turbo Audi R8 Video 6
Oct
Posted by Larry in audi, Audi R8, Automotive, Heffner Performance, Jason Heffner, Twin Turbo Audi R8, video on 10 6th, 2010

Our good friend Jason Heffner has tuned many Audi R8s in the past with one of the latest ones featured in a video during a trip to Virginia International Raceway. Below is a compilation of footage at the raceway of a 630 horsepower Heffner Performance Twin Turbo Audi R8. Enjoy!



Video: Heffner Twin Turbo Audi R8 Lapping Miller Motorsports Park 7
Jul
Posted by Darryl in audi, Audi R8, Automotive, Heffner Performance, Jason Heffner, Twin Turbo Audi R8, video on 07 7th, 2010

Heffner Performance out of Sarasota, FL undoubtedly turns out some of the fastest cars on the street today. One of them to come out of Germany is the Heffner Twin Turbo Audi R8. Below is an exclusive video of the Twin Turbo R8 lapping Miller Motorsport Park with Roger Miller behind the wheel. Enjoy!

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