Lamborghini Gallardo

Lamborghini Gallardo

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While the world is preparing for the launch of the new Lamborghini Cabrera , which is the successor to the Gallardo , German tuner, xXx Performance, decided to offer toss the Gallardo a new kit as a going-away present.

The kit is based on a 2005 Gallardo , and it’s all about transforming the Italian supercar into a real beast. For this the tuner updated the 5.0-liter, V-10 engine with an updated ECU, special carbon air-boxes and a sports exhaust system. With all these changes the engine will now deliver a total of 560 horsepower — up from its standard 512 horsepower — but the tuner also offers three stages of twin-turbo upgrades that will increase the engine’s output to anywhere between 850 and 1,200 horsepower.

Along with the engine upgrades, the tuner also installed a body kit that starts with LSD gull-wing doors and continues with numerous elements made in carbon fiber. The car is wrapped in a special dull black or silver foil combined with neon orange for the side skirts, the inner edges of the front air ducts and the roof edge.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Gallardo by xXx Performance.

They say that you only celebrate a 50th birthday once, so when it happens, you might as well make it as memorable as possible.

Italian automaker Lamborghini is in the middle of its 50th anniversary celebrations and since the start of the year, it’s celebrated it with the kind of extravagance befitting of its stature in the industry.

Recently, things took an interesting turn in the United Kingdom when the UK Lamborghini 50th Anniversary 50th Anniversary Tour officially opening its doors to the public.

Held at the Danesfield House in Buckinghamshire, over 50 Lamborghinis participated in the event with models ranging from the classic Countachs all the way to the current Aventador Roadsters . In between, there were Murcielagos , Diablos , Gallardos , and even the one-off Oakley Design Aventador LP760 Nasser Edition.

Needless to say, it was as close to a Lamborghini overdose as you could possibly get, and not surprisingly, Shmee150 was right in the middle of all the festivities with cameras in tow.

(Click past the jump to read about one of Lamborghini’s anniversary edition models, the Aventador LP720-4 50° Anniversario pride and joy}

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when it comes to Russians and their supercars — or any car, for that matter — we all know they can get a little over the top. Okay, maybe a lot over the top... Lets take the guy in the above video who decided to push his Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 updated by Underground Racing to its limits.

This bad-boy pumps 2,005 horsepower from its V-10 engine and can hit a as high as 250 mph in a one-mile-long straight stretch. The ugly truth about extreme tuning like this one, is that it comes with plenty of risk, and this dude learned just how risky is was in the above video.

He launched his Gallardo down a one-mile stretch and hit a monstrous 250 mph, but just as he crossed the finish line, the engine went up in flames. The timing of the ignition was so impeccable that it seems like this was just a case of really cool special effects.

After the fire was extinguished, the Gallardo looked pretty bad, but what can you do. Great results sometimes call for sacrifices, right? Just light a cigarette, have a chat and things will somehow fall into place — at least that’s is how this guy handled the situation.

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Launched just a few day ago, the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse has already had its first extreme testing, as the folks over sportauto.de pushed the newest Gallardo to its limit. Test driver Christian Gebhardt was behind the wheel and he looks rather comfortable in the seat of the speedy Lambo .

We would be quite comfy too, as the new Squadra Corse is powered by the same V-10 engine used in the Gallardo Super Trofeo racecar, which delivers 570 horsepower — 10 horsepower more than the base Gallardo . This is enough power to sprint the new supercar to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds, to 124 mph in just 10.4 seconds and up to a top speed of 198 mph. This hopped-up Gallardo checks in at $259,100.

Enjoy the video and do not forget to turn up the volume really high so you can hear the V-10 engine in all its glory!

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Youtube user Marchettino had the chance to shot another great video. During the Lamborghini BlancPain championship event he caught a large amount of 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo SuperTrofeos racing at the Misano racetrack. The new version looks way more aggressive and loud, and you will have the chance to see them from different points of the track!

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo is powered by a 5.2-liter V-10 engine that delivers a total of 570 horsepower. The model also received a new aerodynamic kit that included a new spoiler design, a new rear diffuser and new wheel arches. These changes will lead to a 120-percent improvement in aerodynamic efficiency.

If you have the right racing license, you can rent the Lamborghini SuperTrofeo models for about $35,000. This will give you the chance to hear it up close. If this is not a possibility for you, you can at least get an idea from the above video.

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Hertz may not be the first company you think of when conversations turn to granting wishes, but the rental company effectively did just that with the launch of its "Dream Car Program".

For a world-renowned car rental company that typically offers the usual cadre of midsize econo-boxes, Hertz’z decision to finally add a list of exotic and luxury cars to its collection of thrashed rental buckets is the kind of thing that excites Average Joes like us.

With the "Dream Car Program," Hertz is set to offer some pretty interesting models, almost all of which we’d love to get our hands on if only we had the financial resources to do so. There’s a Lamborghini Gallardo , a Porsche 911 , a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG , and a Ferrari F430. , among other exotics.

For only $395, you can get your hands on either a Porsche Boxster or a Tesla Model S. If you’ve got $1,000 at your disposal, you get to whip an R8 or a Vantage . Tack on another $500 and you can level up to the Italian exotics.

Sounds like a pretty good deal to us.

Granted, a lot of car rental companies are already offering supercar rentals like the one Hertz is dipping into, but none of them have the mainstream cache as this company. So, if you’re interested in renting any of these exotics, Hertz’s rental program will be implemented in 35 markets across the US, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Diego. You can see all of the available cars and the markets they are available in on the Hertz Dream Car site.

Click past the jump to read about some of the hottest cars that are now part of Hertz’s "Dream Car Program"

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Everyone is getting ready to see the Gallardo successor launched at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, but Lamborghini decided to slip in a surprise in the meantime. This surprise comes in the form of the new 2013 Gallardo India Limited Edition. As its name suggests, the model was specially developed for the Indian market and will be limited to only six units.

The model will be offered through the Rs 3.06 crore (ex-showroom Maharashtra) and is part of the Raging Bull ’s 50th anniversary celebration. The new Gallardo India Limited Edition will be offered in three exterior colors: pearl orange (Arancio Borealis), white (Bianco Monocerus) and pearl green (Verde Ithaca) - the colors of the Indian flag. All six units will be offered with a tricolor stripes running the length of the vehicle.

The interior will combine a black trim with green stitching on the driver’s seat, orange on the passenger seat and white for the dashboard, center console and the doors.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4.

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The Mazda MX-5 is a fantastic entry-level sports car. It’s been around so long that you have to treat it with the proper amount of respect.

All things considered, however, it doesn’t have the pace of a Lamborghini Gallardo or even a Lotus Elise .

But if you cleverly manipulate the race; well, that opens up some possibilities, something the MX-5’s power retractable folding hardtop was quick to take advantage of.

The car’s roof setup can go from top-down to top-up in just 12 seconds, giving the car a decisive advantage over the rest of the competition. The simulated rain from Mazda definitely helped, giving the MX-5 five full seconds to get its gears up over the Porsche 911 , the next fastest car to get its roof in closed position and down the 1/4-mile track.

It’s a pretty fun video to watch, unless you’re Lotus, who probably didn’t find the whole thing funny. WE definitely giggled like little kids at a fart joke over the poor Lotus…

Click past the jump to read about the Mazda MX-5

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Underground Racing needs no presentation here. You all know what an amazing job the tuner does when it comes to high-performance supercars, like the Lamborghini Gallardo . This time around, the tuner joined forces with SR Auto Group and developed a car that delivers amazing output and looks like no other Gallardo out there.

Based on the 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 , this package adds two turbochargers bolted up to its exhaust manifolds for an amazing increase in power. How much power, you ask? Oh, just 1,500 horsepower at the wheels!

Obtaining this monstrous power required an impressive amount of work under the hood, including: custom, twin-billet, 62 mm precision turbochargers; TiAL billet wastegates; billet blow off valves; custom-fabricated, stainless-steel air induction using aircraft quality metal; a custom ice water reservoir; high-flow intercooler water heat exchanger; crankcase ventilation system; and K&N air filters.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Gallardo by Underground Racing and SR Auto Group.

Any time you have two supercars that pack outputs of well over 1,000 horsepower, the idea is to get these two exotics in one location to see who could outpace the other in an extreme high-powered race.

Recently, such a thing happened when a 1,600-horsepower, Underground Racing-tuned Lamborghini Gallardo matched wits with a 1,500-horsepower Nissan GT-R .

It was, as the video calls it, an "epic battle".

We’re not going to spoil the fun because this drag race deserves your full attention. The Gallardo and the GT-R have not only become tuning favorites in their own right, but the two models have been pitted against each other in a lot of similar races.

Of course, we can’t remember the last time both cars carried in excess of 1,500 horsepower when they duked it out for racing supremacy, so consider this a lucky treat for all of us.

It’s the Gallardo versus the GT-R all over again. Only this time, both come with enough power to put other exotics to shame.

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