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 |  Aug 27 2010, 8:53 AM

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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]

 |  Sep 02 2009, 1:18 PM

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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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 |  Mar 02 2009, 12:35 PM

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Thanks to good friend of AutoGuide, Chris Grosser, we have quite a gallery of exotic cars from an ultra-exclusive event held in Florida.

Just over a week ago several dozen exotic car owners got together and rented out a two-mile-long aviation runway in Ochopee, FL, to see just how fast these cars could go… and just how big their owners’ cajones are.

Included in the long list of exotics was a twin-turbo 1000 hp+ Lamborghini Murcielago and several “Underground Racing”twin-turbo Gallardos. A stunning Saleen S7 also made an appearance.

“It’s not an everyday occurrence to view such cars in the wild,” says Grosser, “much less out on an endlessly long runway being pushed to their limits. It’s a thing of sheer beauty to view a car like the S7 being run to its full potential and not just sitting near a glass showcase or behind velvet ropes like a coveted piece of art.”

Amen to that!

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Grosser, a student and photographer, obviously wasn’t out running his own hyper-car but did manager a 175mph ride in a friends Bentley Continental GT.

Grosser reports that many of the “tens of millions of cars” in attendance surpassed the 200mph mark, including those Lambos, the Saleen, and a Ford GT.

GALLERY: 200 MPH EXOTICS

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[Source: ChrisGrosserPhotography]