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 |  Mar 29 2012, 5:31 PM

For some people, it isn’t enough to just have an exotic supercar like a Lamborghini, they want theirs to be different, a bit more unique.

Especially good at making the rich part with extra money is the German tuner Mansory, which has modified just about every exotic car in the market, including the Bugatti Veyron. However, some of their work has been a bit tasteless and gaudy.

Thankfully now it seems that Mansory is modifying cars with a bit more science behind their madness, and that seems to be the case with their take on the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4.

Their Aventador is more than just some thoughtless body kit, this one actually improves airflow to cool the brakes and engine on the car, but also improves downforce.

Their car is slightly wider too, 40 mm at the front and 50 mm at the rear, due to Mansory’s own design on the fenders, and hood.

It’s not all show without any more go power either. Mansory tweaked the Aventador’s ECU and now this car produces 744-hp and 553 lb/ft of torque. According to Mansory, this Aventador can sprint from 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds and onto a top speed of 220 mph.

Plus, Mansory has taken some weight out of the Aventador by replacing some factory components with lighter carbon-fiber pieces.

To finish it off, you get new exhaust tips, new wheels and a large rear wing (calling that wing a spoiler just doesn’t seem right). The end result looks really quite good, so good job Mansory.

No prices have been published regarding this customization package, but if you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it.

GALLERY: Mansory Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4


 |  Apr 10 2011, 1:50 PM


So what is it that you do when you have a Lamborghini LP670-4 SuperVeloce and you start to get bored? You get it wrapped full matte purple and outfit it with a set of ADV.1 Deep Concave ADv05 wheels. So what do you do once you’re bored with that? Rewrap the entire exotic in a chrome purple finish, that’s what.

This LP670-4 SuperVeloce is sporting what might be perhaps the next trend or style to hit the aftermarket: colored chrome foil wraps. We’ve seen chrome and shiny gold wraps before, but purple is definitely new to us and we have to agree that it looks amazingly nice on this LP670-4.

GALLERY: Chrome Purple Lamborghini LP670-4 SuperVeloce

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[Source: ADV.1]

 |  Feb 03 2011, 9:12 PM


Amari Design is a branch of Amari Supercars, a pre-owned supercar dealership in the United Kingdom. A new division set to focus on tuning exotics, Amari Design looks to launch with its own version of a tuned Lamborghini Gallardo dubbed the Invidia Edition.

While a looker, the Amari Design Gallardo project caught our eye because of the aspiration to produce 740-hp out of the Gallardo’s 5.0L V10 powerplant. No details were provided on how Amari hopes to achieve the power figure, but they have boasted that John Greatorex (what an awesome last name) heads up Amari’s Service garage. Apparently Greatorex is one of the great five supercar mechanics in the United Kingdom.

To back up all the extra horsepower, Amari Design will be outfitting the Gallardo with plenty of body modifications including a restyled front bumper, carbon fiber front spoiler, new front fenders and rear quarter panels, side skirts, rear bumper with carbon fiber diffuser and carbon fiber rear spoiler. A new exhaust is also being developed to fit the new rear fascia along with bumping up horsepower.

Amari also announced that the Invidia Edition Gallardo will sport some interior upgrades featuring carbon fiber trim and Alcantara throughout. No pricing has been announced but Amari Design is already underway in production hoping to debut in April.

GALLERY: Amari Design Lamborghini Gallardo Invidia Edition

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 |  Dec 21 2010, 11:18 AM

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Hamann previously released its first Victory iteration with the original Lamborghini Gallardo and now they’ve followed it up with the Victory II on the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. The tuning package’s main focal point is its widebody conversion along with plenty more additional carbon fiber parts and increased engine performance.

Hamann equips the Gallardo LP560-4 with new wing doors on the Victory II, in true traditional Lamborghini fashion. The front bumper is very much race-inspired and features a center carbon fiber diffuser. The fender blisters gives the Lp560-4 a wider stance with extended side skirts to match, while the rear receives a new diffuser and rear wing. The hood, spoiler and the air intake on the roof are available in carbon fiber..

For wheels, Hamann has matched the Victory II with a set of 20-inch Edition Race wheels with a unique finish to match the theme of the exotic. The wheels are sized with a 20×9.5-inch pair on the front, while the rear is equipped with 20×13-inchers.

Horsepower increases from 560-hp to 580-hp with 424 lb-ft of torque. This is done through an ECU retune while the note of the car is certainly changed with new mufflers to the exhaust.

The interior is overlaid with a 14-piece carbon fiber interior kit while Hamann also offers carbon fiber-backed sport seats. And of course, anything in the interior can be reupholstered or customized to the customer’s desires.

GALLERY: Hamann Victory II Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4

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 |  Dec 18 2010, 8:51 PM


We’ve never been a huge fan of widebody Lamborghinis or Ferraris, but Anderson Germany has actually executed this one properly. They’ve taken your standard Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 and decided to make what they call a ‘White Edition’ out of it by widening its body, outfitting it with 20-inch wheels and enhancing horsepower by 40 additional ponies.

Going from the stock 560-hp to 600-hp, Anderson Germany does an ECU modification along with new air filters and a sport exhaust system. An adjustable valve in the exhaust allows the driver to enjoy three different levels of noise. The exhaust also frees up close to 50 lbs of unnecessary weight.

Lowering the vehicle is a sport suspension package which also helps sit the 20-inch three-piece wheels nicely onto the fenders. Up front is a 20×9 wrapped with 245/30/20 while the rear consists of a massive 20×12.5-inch pairing with 325/25/20 rubber. Clearly the rear of this Gallardo has been widened and it is packing some serious rubber.

The widebody aero kit also consists of a new front bumper, side skirts, a rear diffuser and rear spoiler. Inside the white and black theme continues with white carbon details, black Alcantara and black and white leather seats.

GALLERY: Anderson Germany Lamborghini Gallardo White Edition

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[Source: GT Spirit]

 |  Aug 27 2010, 8:53 AM


After building a twin-turbo Lamborghini LP640 that laid down 1000-hp, Underground Racing has just announced even bigger and better things for the LP670-4 SV.

Rumor has it that Underground Racing wants to claim the title of fastest Murciélago in the world with this LP670-4 SV. Their engineers are claiming that they’ll be putting down 1,100-hp out of this beast. We’re guessing it won’t be long until we feast our eyes on dyno videos and some high-speed runs. And to top it off, we’re digging the fact that this LP670-4 SV is paired up with a set of HRE Wheels; anything less on an 1,100-hp Lamborghini would be blasphemous.

GALLERY: Underground Racing Twin-Turbo Lp670-4 SV

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[Source: GT Spirit]

 |  Aug 05 2010, 8:30 AM


Got a Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 and its stock horsepower not cutting it for you? Anderson Germany has fine-tuned the beautiful bull to push out 582-hp, a 39-hp increase over the factory 543-hp. But the Germany tuner didn’t stop there on their Balboni Edition Gallardo, instead doing several upgrades to its exterior.

Down the center is a white and gold offset stripe which matches the white-themed interior and horribly inappropriate gold pinstriped 20-inch wheels. The three-piece wheels were custom made to a 20×8.5 pair in the front and 20×11.5 in the rear. To continue with the dark-styled theme, the headlights and taillights were both tinted.

No pricing information has been released, but Anderson Germany will be more than happy to take your Gallardo off your hands to do the upgrades and deliver it back to you.

GALLERY: Anderson Germany Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Balboni Edition

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Official press release available after the break.

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 |  May 26 2010, 6:23 PM


Ever heard of DMC? Neither have we, but the tuner of high-priced exotics has just released a styling kit for the ever-popular Lamborghini Murciélago and has named it, Quattro Veloce.

Starting with the aesthetics, the body is refitted with lightweight carbon fiber which includes a carbon fiber spoiler, hood, side vents and rear diffuser. Then it’s almost impossible to miss the white carbon fiber wheels, a world’s first. Given that carbon fiber has just recently shown up on wheels, it’s no surprise that color variants are on the horizon.

On the inside, DMC went the luxurious route of ostrich hide for re-upholstering the headrests, while various areas of the cabin receives ostrich-style cow hide for durability.

The car continues to be powered by the factory 6.5L V12, pumping out 670 adrenaline-inducing horsepower with over 485 ft-lbs of torque. DMC tosses in a custom red carbon fiber cage surrounding the heart of the bull.

So you have to be asking, what’s the price tag on this premium luxury kit? Well for starters, there is going to be a very strict limited edition of 40. And you better believe when DMC says 40, they absolutely mean 40. For close to $75,000 you will have the kit installed by DMC themselves, transporting your car to and from Dusseldorf. If you want the leather overhaul, carbon fiber seats and wheels, be prepared to fork over $124,000 or so. Forgo the installation by DMC themselves and save yourself $25,000.

Lining up yet?

GALLERY: DMC Lamborghini Murcielago Quattro Veloce


[Source: JamesList Blog]

 |  Apr 28 2010, 11:56 AM


In March of 2009, we reported several exotics that broke the 200-mph barrier out in Florida. Underground Racing was one of those exotic tuners that were on hand including several of their twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardos. A little over a year later, Underground Racing has surprised the world in a story that makes everyone just a little bit jealous.

Underground Racing has built a huge reputation of applying twin-turbo kits to many of the world’s fanciest exotics including Lamborghini’s Murciélago and Gallardo, Ferrari’s F430, Dodge’s Viper, Ford’s GT and Audi’s R8. Much of its goal is to break the 1,000-hp mark on certain applications, meanwhile being notorious for tackling the mile-straightaway at blistering speeds.

Earlier in March, they took a Lamborghini Gallardo Superlegerra, tossed on their trademark twin-turbo kit and proceeded to blast away at 250.1-mph at The Texas Mile after rigorous tuning and testing of turbo and suspension configurations. Your eyes do not deceive you, this exotic bull flew past the competition in attack mode while still enjoying air conditioning and the stereo blasting while waiting at the line. Owner and driver Richard Holt could never be happier.

Make sure to check out the video that just surfaced this week, sporting three different views, after the jump.

[Source: Underground Racing]

GALLERY: Underground Racing Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera


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 |  Nov 05 2009, 5:55 PM


The Underground Racing Lamborghini Gallardo has it all. On display at the Mobil 1 booth, the Italian exotic not only sports a matte-black paint job, but it’s what’s under the glass engine cover out back that will really get your attention.

There you will find what Underground Racing has become famous for, a twin-turbo kit. The North Carolina tuner builds each twin-turbo application specifically to the needs wants of the customer, with output ranging from 1,000-hp to 1,500-hp. And don’t think it’s as simple as two big turbos and some shiny metal piping either, the team at UR will tear down and rebuild an engine to ensure maximum performance and longevity, with new cylinder heads, CP Race Pistons, Carrillo billet con rods and lots of other hard core parts.

The result, claims UR, is a 0-60 mph time of just 2.5 seconds, with a quarter mile pass taking just 9.1 seconds at 169 mph! The company also claims a speed of 241 mph in a mile, with a top speed of 257 mph.

Not only was the UR matte-black twin-turbo Gallardo getting respect with a huge draw at the Mobil 1 booth, but according to Jesse Poole at Mobil 1′s PR agency Theory PR, the car was also nominated in the Gran Turismo awards, where the Best of Show car gets digitized and immortalized in an upcoming Gran Turismo video game.

GALLERY: Underground Racing Lamborghini Gallardo


 |  Oct 30 2009, 2:00 PM


German Lamborghini tuner IMSA has just released its complete widebody tuning package for the LP560-4 and just like the company’s last Gallardo project, it’s absolutely stunning. The kit includes a new front splitter and rear diffuser, as well as fender flares and a rear spoiler.

Arguably the best item IMSA offers, however, are the stunning split-spoke wheels, which feature gold center portions but can also be had in the standard aluminum silver. The wheels are central locking pieces in a 20-inch fitment, measuring 9-inches wide with 245/30/20 tires up front and 12.5-inches wide with 325/25/20 tires out back.

A new stainless steel exhaust system is also offered, that IMSA claims nets a 5 percent power increase, bumping output to 590ps and 560 nm of torque. That’s 582-hp and 413 ft-lbs of torque.

There are also plenty of options for the Lambo’s cockpit, with carbon fiber trim pieces as well as carbon fiber racing seats.

GALLERY: IMSA Gallardo LP560-4


[Source: WorldCarFans]

 |  Sep 02 2009, 1:18 PM


Heffner Performance, well-known for tuning everything from Vipers, to Lamborghini Gallardos to Ford GTs, has just completed its first twin-turbocharged Murcielago.

Total engine output when strapped on the dyno was measured at 1,100 hp at the rear wheels.

For a car with this much power the 0-60 mph time isn’t all that important and with grip being such a big issue, it might not be all that impressive either. Instead, Heffner decided to measure the speed at which the car can accelerate from 60 mph to 130 mph. The current car hasn’t been tested with the 1,00-hp total, but when it had “just” 950 hp, it managed a 5.1 second time. To put that in to perspective, a stock Murciélago takes 9.5 seconds to reach 130mph from 60 mph.

Heffner’s Murciélago TT is currently undergoing testing with full results available soon. See after the jump for two videos of the car in action. The first is on the dyno and the second is of an acceleration run on a closed track – it just looks like a stretch of highway in Florida… right guys?

GALLERY: Heffner Performance 1,110-hp Lamborghini Murciélago


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 |  Jul 27 2009, 11:13 AM


This past weekend the Lamborghini Super Trofeo racing series was in Belgium, running during the same weekend a the famous 24 Hours of Spa. Lamborghini race car manufacturer Reiter Engineering used this opportunity to debut its full carbon-bodied version of the new LP670-4 SV.

Dubbed the LP670 R-SV, the racing version is powered by the same 6.5-liter V12 engine as the street car with 670hp and 487 ft-lbs. Incredibly, as the SV is already a lighter version of the LP640, this race-ready version weighs even less, tipping the scales at just 2,535 lbs.

The LP670 R-SV is the followup the carbon-fiber Murciélago R-GT by Reiter and features a new suspension setup and improved steering thanks to an even wider track. The braking system has also been upgraded with carbon discs and pads and better air ducting to keep the brakes cool over long periods of time.

Reiter Engineering has built the car to meet FIA regulations so that it can qualify to race in the GT World Championship

GALLEY: Reiter Engineering LP67- R-SV


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