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Lamborghini Gallardo Ventures Into Hypercar Territory With 1,000WHP 31
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Gallardo, tuning, Underground Racing on 12 31st, 2017


Instead of opting for the usual wraps, body kits and wheels, the Texan owner of this Gallardo has turned to Underground Racing to make his Lambo more powerful.

The tuner fitted the naturally aspirated V10 with two turbocharges that, along with other mods such as a JRR MoTeC ECU, raised the output considerably.

According to Underground Racing, the 2004 Gallardo fitted with the Stage 3 upgrade now makes an impressive 1,000 horsepower at the wheels on 93 octane gasoline, but fill its tank with race fuel and it will produce an additional 250WHP.

For the 2003-208 Lamborghini Gallardo, these upgrades cost $89,000, whereas the same kit for the 2009-2013 LP640-4 models come with a $94,000 price tag, which is basically more than a used Gallardo.

Mind you, this isn’t the tuner’s top-of-the-line offer, because they also have a ‘Race Version’, with 1,050WHP on 93 octane gasoline and 1,500WHP on race fuel for $109,000, and a Stage 2 of the aforementioned upgrade, whose pricing is undisclosed, but is good enough for 1,750WHP on race fuel.

Finally, those who want the ultimate thrill can order the ‘X Version Turbo System’, which results in excess of 2,000WHP on race fuel.

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That Didn’t Take Long: Lamborghini Urus Has Already Popped Up For Sale 30
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus, used cars on 12 30th, 2017


Lamborghini will start assembling the Urus next year, but a couple of them, or more specifically their delivery slots, can already be found on the used car market.

Both dealers are located in Germany and the first one is willing to let ‘their’ Lamborghini Urus go for €330,000 ($393,784), tax included, according to the ad posted on Mobile, adding that the SUV can be configured as desired.

The second one says that ‘their’ super-SUV, which will be shipped from June 1, 2018, has been already personalized and comes with a Blue Astraeus exterior over a two-tone leather interior. It’s also wearing 22-inch Titanium Matte alloy wheels and orange brake calipers, and is fitted with plenty of optional extras that should justify its price tag that’s set at €341,530 ($407,543).

That’s a huge mark-up for both vehicles, as the Urus has a base price of €171,429 ($204,564) in Europe, £131,500 ($176,679) in Britain and $200,000 in the United States, but in this market there are always customers who want to skip the waiting list and be among the first to own the latest and greatest.

Both car dealers appear to be legit, as their home pages reveal a bunch of other vehicles that are for sale, from a Jaguar XF, to a Land Rover Discovery, and from an Audi R8 to a Ferrari 812 Superfast. One of them actually claims to have four Lamborghini Urus SUVs for sale, alongside two Bugatti Chirons, whereas the other will sell you a Ferrari Portofino, with shipping from mid-2018.

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Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 Gets Supercharged To Produce 492 WHP 29
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Film, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, tuning, video on 12 29th, 2017


The Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 is an impressive machine as it boasts a 5.2-liter V10 engine that develops 580 PS (426 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the rear-wheel drive coupe to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.4 seconds before hitting a top speed of 320 km/h (198 mph).

While that’s nothing to sneeze at, Nitto Tire and professional stunt driver Samuel Hubinette teamed up to create a drag racing variant which features a Magnuson TVS2300 supercharger.

The car was modified by VF Engineering and in its standard configuration the model produced 492.37 WHP. After installing the supercharger and an assortment of other components, the car developed 685.76 WHP which is an increase of 193.39 WHP.

Of course, something this powerful begs to be raced and that’s exactly what Hubinette does. While you’d expect the model to race a traditional supercar, Hubinette pits it against an Unlimited Class Ultra4 off-road racer driven by Jason Blanton. The model has approximately 900 hp (671 kW) which is enough to give it a commanding head start. However, the Lamborghini eventually catches up and manages to beat the off-roader racer across the finish line by 0.3 seconds.

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Bright Yellow Lamborghini Urus Spotted In The Austrian Alps 29
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus on 12 29th, 2017


One of the perks of owning a super SUV with an exotic badge and a twin turbo V8 like the Urus is that, on paper, you can get the best of both worlds.

In other words, whereas an Aventador or a Huracan wouldn’t be ideal for hauling your things to a ski resort, the Urus will do that in its stride – which was Lamborghini’s reasoning behind deciding to build it in the first place.

This particular Urus painted in Giallo Auge was spotted by Tom8501 in Finkenberg, Austria, on the second day of Christmas. Since the Urus isn’t expected to reach its first customers until the Spring of 2018, we guess it might have been some Lambo/VW Group exec’s ride.

Given the conditions, we reckon that whoever was behind the wheel got the chance to sample Neve (Snow), one of the Urus’ six driving modes, which modulates the ESP and other vehicle systems for optimum traction in the snow, and also raises the chassis in order to improve ground clearance.

On dry tarmac, the 650 PS (641 HP) twin-turbo V8 will help the Urus accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.6 seconds and all the way to 305 km/h (190 mph).

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Matte Black Wrap And Red Rims Are A Nice Combo For The Lamborghini Huracan 29
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, tuning, Wheels on 12 29th, 2017


It may be Lamborghini’s entry-level supercar, and currently its best-seller, but we do not come across a Huracan every day, especially one fitted with aftermarket rims.

The market is filled with all sorts of aftermarket wheels for the “baby Lambo”, from PUR’s angular ones to HRE’s concave set.

In this case, however, the Lambo is fitted with red wheels from Avant Garde, which are available from 19 to 22 inches in size and provide a contrast to the matte black wrap that works really well with the Huracan’s angular design.

Now, we’re not sure if red is the best color choice for wheels, but the Huracan’s overall look is rather tamed compared to others we’ve seen, especially the ones by by Liberty Walk.

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Lamborghini Centenario Is One Heck Of A Way To Celebrate Christmas 27
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Centenario, Lamborghini Videos, Offbeat News, UK, video on 12 27th, 2017


London has more than its fair share of supercars, but most, if not all, were eclipsed over the past weekend by a Lamborghini Centenario.

Shipped to England’s capital for the Lamborghini Christmas party, the extremely rare Centenario was parked outside a nightclub, where it caused quite a stir.

Built in just 40 examples (20 coupes and 20 roadsters) to commemorate Ferruccio Lamborghini’s 100th birthday, the Centenario was sold out even before the Italian automaker pulled the cover off its body last year, in the Geneva Auto Show, despite its eye-watering €1.75 million ($2,075,000) price tag.

The limited edition Lambo is based on the same platform as the Aventador and shares its 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12, which has been tuned to 770PS (760hp) and 690Nm (507lb-ft) of torque. Thus, it needs just 2.8sec for the 0-100km/h (0-62mph) sprint, and can reach a top speed in excess of 350km/h (217mph).

More impressively, the manufacturer claims that bringing the Centenario to a complete stop from 100km/h (62mph) takes just 30 meters (98.4ft).

Potential customers that missed their chance to buy a Centenario straight from the factory can still buy one if they’re willing to pay a premium, as various examples continue to end up on the “used” exotic car market. The last one we saw is still up for grabs at $3,475,000 and has only 47 miles (76km) on the odo…

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2000 HP Lamborghini Huracan Spins At 200 MPH During Drag Race 24
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Drag-Racing, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, Offbeat News, tuning, video on 12 24th, 2017


A recent Texas Invitational event attracted lots of tuned, high-powered supercars that raced each other on the quarter mile, and apparently there was almost everything you can think of, from Audi R8s and Nissan GT-Rs to Corvettes and Porsches. However, two Lamborghinis hit trouble, spinning out of control, one of them at a really high speed.

As a matter of fact, the video shows quite a number of drag races – and, as is happens in these events, in some cases things went wrong, with some cars experiencing engine issues and others failing to brake in time.

And then, of course, there are the two Lamborghinis we’ve already mentioned. First in line is the black Gallardo, which spins out shortly after setting off on its run. Thankfully, there was a lot of run-off area and it eventually came at a stop to the gravel, without anyone getting hurt.

As for the white Huracan, which allegedly was tuned to 2,000hp, it spun while racing against a Nissan GT-R. You can see the incident from afar, as well as from the GT-R perspective via its roof-mounted camera.

Unlike the Gallardo, the Huracan spun out right after it crossed the finish line, and according to the video description, it did so at a whooping 200 mph (320 km/h)! Naturally, since it was travelling at that speed, it took a while until it came to a halt, but, once again, thanks to the big runoff area, we trust the driver has walked away unharmed.

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Chris Harris Takes On The New Lamborghini Huracan Performante 23
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chris Harris, Film, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, reviews, Top Gear, video on 12 23rd, 2017


It took a while before Top Gear’s Chris Harris got his hands on the new Lamborghini Huracan Performante, but the review is finally here.

Thus, the following video shows the automotive journalist and TV host drive the Italian supercar really fast on the Knockhill track.

Lamborghini have really done some serious work on the Performante, with clever aerodynamics, a giant rear wing, tuned four-wheel drive, recalibrated steering, grippy tires made by Pirelli and an extra 30PS (30hp) and 40Nm (30lb-ft) of torque produced by the 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10, which resulted in it braking the Nurburgring lap record by posting an unbelievable sub-7min time, beating the Porsche 918 Spyder and even Lambo’s own Aventador SV.

These noticeable changes have significantly transformed the Huracan Performante over its LP610-4 sibling, turning it into a proper driver’s car, according to Chris Harris, who states that this is, quite probably, the best car Lamborghini makes right now.

Nevertheless, as mega as it may be, it’s not perfect, as you can see in the video that follows after the jump.

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Underground Racing Gives Lambo Aventador SV Roadster Twin Turbos, 1,500 WHP 23
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Aventador, tuning, Underground Racing on 12 23rd, 2017


The Lamborghini Aventador SV is, even in Roadster form, quite a beast, but clearly that wasn’t enough for one owner who turned to Underground Racing for more power.

The tuner fitted their twin-turbo system, race-spec short block with billet connecting rods, custom CP race pistons, billet flywheel, axles, differentials and custom clutch, in addition to their own firmware and other mods.

The result is simply breathtaking, as the 6.5-liter V12 now makes 1,250+ horsepower at the wheels on regular gas and 1,500+ whp on race gas, a massive increase from the 749hp produced at the crank by the SV in stock form.

Underground Racing did not reveal any performance stats for their latest project, although it would have been interesting to see how much faster the tuned supercar would be both in the 0-62mph (0-96km/h) sprint (the stock car needs just 2.9sec) and the quarter-mile run.

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Watch Japanese Cop On Bicycle Chase And Pull Over A Lamborghini Huracan 22
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Bicycles, Film, japan, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, Offbeat News, Police, video on 12 22nd, 2017


A Japanese cop riding a…bicycle versus more than 600 Italian horses makes for a very unusual police chase in the Land of the Rising Sun.

It all started when the driver of an orange Lamborghini Huracan ran a red light and was seen by a police officer, who was patrolling the area on a bicycle.

Without thinking twice, the officer proceeds to chase the traffic code violator, and miraculously catches up with the supercar shortly after, pulling it over.

Some may find what comes next even more surprising, as the law enforcement agent kneels down so that he can engage the conversation at eye level, reminding us that respect and politeness are very much present in Japan.

The driver of the Lamborghini Huracan didn’t get away unpunished, with the officer handing him down a pricey ticket, before both of them carried on their way.

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Lamborghini Urus Rendered As A Panamera Sport Turismo Rival 21
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus, Renderings on 12 21st, 2017


Lamborghini have just launched the Urus, which is supposed to be the sportiest SUV on the market right now, so slamming it to the ground doesn’t really make any sense.

Well, Kleber Silva disagrees, having penned exactly such a rendering and giving it the ‘Sport Turismo’ moniker, which reminds us of the second-gen Porsche Panamera’s more practical version.

There’s no indication whatsoever that Lamborghini is considering a estate shooting brake, and currently they’re hard at work promoting the Urus, which won’t go on sale at least until next spring when the first units will be shipped to the US with a starting price of $200,000.

For the foreseeable future, we expect Urus to tackle the Nurburgring and try to beat the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s lap record of 7 minutes and 51.7 seconds, thus claiming the title of the fastest SUV around the Nordschleife.

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Watch The Lambo Urus Take On Its Closest Rivals In Forza 7 20
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in BMW, BMW Videos, BMW X6M, BMW-X6, Film, Forza, Games, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus, Lamborghini Videos, porsche, Porsche Cayenne, Porsche Videos, video on 12 20th, 2017


Now that the Lamborghini Urus has arrived, the big question is how it will stack up against the competition.

That’ll be a difficult question to answer, not least because the Urus doesn’t really have any direct competition – positioned as it is well above any other performance SUV out there, and with much more power.

But it does have some rivals that come close, like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and the BMW X6 M, for example – models which also have twin-turbo V8s displacing four-some-odd liters to deliver prodigious performance, albeit not quite at the level of the Urus.

It may take a while yet before anyone’s able to put these three (or really any other would-be contenders) in the same place. But in the meantime, the gamer/YouTuber known as Dizeuul has put them together in the cyperspace of Forza 7 (brought to our attention by our friends at Motor1).

A reliable comparison? Maybe not. But the programmers at Turn 10 Studios pour considerable energy and expertise into getting the vehicles and their environments just right, so it may not be that far off.

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Watch The Lambo Urus Take On Its Closest Rivals In Forza 7 20
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in BMW, BMW Videos, BMW X6M, BMW-X6, Film, Forza, Games, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus, Lamborghini Videos, porsche, Porsche Cayenne, Porsche Videos, video on 12 20th, 2017


Now that the Lamborghini Urus has arrived, the big question is how it will stack up against the competition.

That’ll be a difficult question to answer, not least because the Urus doesn’t really have any direct competition – positioned as it is well above any other performance SUV out there, and with much more power.

But it does have some rivals that come close, like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and the BMW X6 M, for example – models which also have twin-turbo V8s displacing four-some-odd liters to deliver prodigious performance, albeit not quite at the level of the Urus.

It may take a while yet before anyone’s able to put these three (or really any other would-be contenders) in the same place. But in the meantime, the gamer/YouTuber known as Dizeuul has put them together in the cyperspace of Forza 7 (brought to our attention by our friends at Motor1).

A reliable comparison? Maybe not. But the programmers at Turn 10 Studios pour considerable energy and expertise into getting the vehicles and their environments just right, so it may not be that far off.

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Why Would Anyone Even Consider Drawing A Lamborghini Supermini? 19
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus, Renderings on 12 19th, 2017


As controversial as it may have been for a supercar maker such as Lamborghini to step out of their comfort zone and build an SUV, it pales next to a Lambo-badged sub-compact hatch.

Created by Kleber Silva just for kicks, the rendering appears to have been based on the latest-gen Volkswagen Polo, which adopted the front end and the rear-door design from the new Urus.

It’s safe to say that Lamborghini won’t pull an Aston Martin Cygnet, but it does make us wonder what they do have in store now that the Urus is finally out.

There have been reports that the shelved Asterion hybrid supercar could be next, whereas others believe that the Estoque concept could be resurrected and put into production using the Porsche Panamera as a starting point.

Whatever Lamborghini’s plans may be, they definitely don’t include badge-engineering a supermini; and the world is a better place for that, as we could barely stomach the Cygnet, which, predictably, was a huge failure and did a disservice to Aston’s history and badge.

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Why Would Anyone Even Consider Drawing A Lamborghini Supermini? 19
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Urus, Renderings on 12 19th, 2017


As controversial as it may have been for a supercar maker such as Lamborghini to step out of their comfort zone and build an SUV, it pales next to a Lambo-badged sub-compact hatch.

Created by Kleber Silva just for kicks, the rendering appears to have been based on the latest-gen Volkswagen Polo, which adopted the front end and the rear-door design from the new Urus.

It’s safe to say that Lamborghini won’t pull an Aston Martin Cygnet, but it does make us wonder what they do have in store now that the Urus is finally out.

There have been reports that the shelved Asterion hybrid supercar could be next, whereas others believe that the Estoque concept could be resurrected and put into production using the Porsche Panamera as a starting point.

Whatever Lamborghini’s plans may be, they definitely don’t include badge-engineering a supermini; and the world is a better place for that, as we could barely stomach the Cygnet, which, predictably, was a huge failure and did a disservice to Aston’s history and badge.

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