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Lamborghini to go Racing in the US in 2009

Privateer team DP7 Racing builds Gallardo racer for SPEED World Challenge Series

 |  Dec 19 2008, 5:58 PM


One of the best finds at the 2008 SEMA Show was this Gallardo racecar at the Performance Friction Brakes booth. Built by DP7 Racing, this one-off custom racecar is set to take on the big boys in the SPEED World Challenge Series in the GT Class, competing against Corvettes, Vipers and Porsches.

The car makes 570hp and 450 ft-lbs of torque and weights just 2,800-lbs – a significant reduction from the stock curb weight. As well as stripping out the entire inside of the car, the Gallardo gets additional weight reduction through the extensive use of carbon fiber parts, including a new carbon hood, trunk lid, bumpers and fenders.

No decision has been made on if the Lambo will run a RWD or AWD setup, as there are advantages to both. (The removal of the factory AWD system will certainly help in the weight category, although AWD may come in handy as SPEED World Challenge is one of the few pro motorsports series that still uses a standing start.

The car will be piloted by former NFL quarterback Dan Pastorini, a man who also has had a career as a professional drag racer.


Official Spec Sheet after the jump:

DP7 Racing Gallardo GTR

Mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-door coupe based on 2008 Lamborghini
Gallardo chassis built to SCCA World Challenge GT specs

Engine: 90 degree V-10 aluminum block & heads
Bore x Stroke: 82.5 x 92.8 mm
Displacement: 4960cc
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Valve gear: Chain-driven double overhead cam, 4-valve per cylinder, solid
Power: 570 hp @ 7800 rpm
Torque: 450 lb-ft @ 5800 rpm
Max. rpm: 8200 rpm
Oil system: dry-sump lubrication, oil cooler
Intake system: ram air with individual throttles
Exhaust system: Hedman Hustler Hedders equal length primary, 5-into-1 with
x-pipe, rear center exit
Engine management: Motec

Gearbox: Hollinger sequential 6-speed dog engagement sensor controlled
no-lift shift, single-mass flywheel with triple-disk clutch
Differential: Adjustable clutch type LSD
Adjustable gear ratios and final drive ratio

Aluminum body
Adjustable Carbon fiber multi-element rear wing
Carbon fiber hood, trunk lid, bumpers & fenders

Integrated tubular space frame (FIA Art.253 STD) optimized stock chassis
as stress member, bonded carbon aluminum honeycomb panels for added driver

Front & rear sub-frame braces
Adjustable suspension geometry
6-point seat belt, HANS safety system

Front: double a-arms with coil over shock, adjustable anti-roll bar
Rear: double a-arms with coil over shock, adjustable anti-roll bar
Shocks: Dynamics DSSV 4-way adjustable with separate low and high speed
compression / rebound control
Adjustable anti-dive, anti-squat, roll center, camber, caster, ride height
and track
Steering: rack-and-pinion with electric power assist and adjustable bump

Front: CCW aluminum racing wheels 12″ x 18″
Rear: 14″ x 18″ with TOYO Tires
Front: 6-piston Performance Friction brake caliper, internally vented
380mm disks
Rear: 4-piston Performance Friction brake caliper, internally vented 355mm
In-car adjustable F/R brake bias

Wheelbase: 100.7″
Track F/R: 1622/1592 mm
Weight: 2800 lbs

  • jim noris

    I am looking for the number specs for caster and camber on the Lambo. I have a similar car with a v-6 and my front is very light. I cannot go over 70 mph without feeling airborn. I am using 4 wheel torsion bars, 4 wheel ind. suspension, 4 wheel power disks. I am not sure what toe in to use front and back. Can you help? thanks.