Lamborghini to go Racing in the US in 2009


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 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

VEHICLE TYPE 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 lifters 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

DRIVETRAIN 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

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

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

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

SUSPENSION 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 steer

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

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

1 Comment

jim noris says:

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.