But on the rare occasion that somebody with an artistic flair decides to do it, it could result in a pretty expressive product that only adds to the appeal of the supercar.
That’s precisely what artist Alexander Mijares did to the Gallardo. Known for his peculiar, yet incredible, style of art, Mijares showcased his skills on a pretty unique subject: the Gallardo .
It’s a project that requires a tremendous amount of skill and attention to detail in order to pull of. And Mijares was up to the task, flawlessly executive his distinctive style of art on the Italian exotic and giving it a more dynamic character than it already has.
Mijares even showcased his latest masterpiece at Art Basel in Miami, an annual festival of arts that has in the past, welcomed a number of art cars among its most prominent displays.
We’re not that well vested into the intricacies of Mijares’ style, but we do know a piece of art when we see one. His work on this Gallardo definitely qualifies as one.
Click past the jump to watch how Alexander Mijares translated his work into this Gallardo
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante was unveiled at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show as an improved version of the Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder. The model was powered by a 5.2-liter, V-10 engine that produced 570 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 398.3 pound-feet of torque at 6,500 rpm. It sprinted from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds and up to a top speed of 201 mph.
The Performante version was about 143 pounds lighter than the Gallardo Spyder, thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber on numerous body parts, including the rear spoiler, side sills, diffuser, exterior mirror casings and some parts of the supercar’s underbody paneling.