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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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Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4

Lamborghini unveiled the Gallardo back in 2003 in a time when Ferrari was still offered the 360 Modena. Since then, Ferrari brought two other supercars on the market: the F430 and the 458 Italia, but somehow the Gallardo managed to survive.

But in life everything good comes to an end, and the Gallardo is no exception, as the Italian supercar builder is already preparing the successor for it, which is currently known as the Cabrera . However, until the Cabrera becomes official, Lamborghini is considering a special "Good bye!" for the aging Gallardo.

According to Lamborghini of America chief operating officer Michael Lock, the last Gallardo units will be offered as a special edition that features a rear-wheel-drive system and, most importantly, a manual gearbox.

According to Lock, this will be a "stripped-down, manual-transmission Gallardo send-off edition." After that, Lamborghini will focus on the supercar’s successor, a model that will have to "preserve Lamborghini’s heritage of outrageous styling."

Click past the jump to read all about the Gallardo

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RENM Performance doesn’t think the Lamborghini Gallardo is long in the tooth and it proved as much with the unveiling of their new program for the Gallardo, called the STS-700.

RENM’s goal was to bring the car closer to the Super Trofeo Stradale — the meanest and most powerful Gallardo ever built. Thanks to a slew of aerodynamic and mechanical upgrades that brought out the best in the Italian supercar, RENM came pretty dang close to it.

Now, this model actually has an owner already, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t dream of having RENM Performance work their magic on our own Gallardos.

Granted, we don’t have one, but for anybody else who does and is looking to give their supercar an upgrade that can go toe-to-toe with the mighty Aventador , then by all means, get to it.

It’s not often that Lamborghini’s prized new supercar can get shamed by its older brother.

Find out more about the Lamborghini Gallardo STS-700 after the jump

Lamborghini has unveiled today the first details on the new Gallardo GT3 FL2 racecar that is set to be used in the 2013 and 2014 seasons. The model is based on the 2013-model-year Gallardo and has been developed in cooperation with Reiter Engineering.

The first details offered by Lamborghini reveal that the new GT3 FL2 will receive "24-hour" brakes, improved engine cooling and reduced fuel consumption. Because we are talking about a racecar, we will also see a highly efficient aero kit, including a new front splitter and a rear carbon diffuser based on the one developed for the Super Trofeo. Also, when compared to the Gallardo GT3, the new FL2 version will be about 55 pounds lighter.

So, is this Lambo prepared to take over where the outgoing Gallardo GT3 leaves off, or will it be buried amongst the Porsche and Ferrari racecars?

Click past the jump to read about the Gallardo GT3 FL2 and find out

Underground Racing started 2013 big, and we mean really big, as they have prepared a monstrosity of a program for the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Performante , which is owned by a gentleman named Joe from Texas. In its standard version, the LP570-4 Performante is powered by a 5.2-liter V-10 engine that produces a total of 570 horsepower. That wasn’t enough for Joe, as opted for a Stage 3 upgrade that almost doubled the supercar’s output.

Stage 3 upgrade includes two Precision Turbochargers, Motec boost by gear, an optional quick-shift upgrade and much more. Underground Racing announced that after installing the Stage 3 upgrades, the LP570-4 supercar will deliver an estimated total of 1,000 horsepower at the wheels on pump gas and 1,250 horsepower at the wheels on race fuel. This car still has to be tested on dyno, so stay tuned to learn the official output of this impressive Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Performante.

Of course, the price for such an amazing update is pretty hefty at $94,000, which is about half the price of the standard car. As you know, performance costs!

While most of us are waiting to see the successor to the Lamborghini Gallardo , the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage has put Jay face to face with two of the most amazing Gallardo models ever, the LP 570-4 and the LP 550-2 . Alongside Jay you will see Andrew Romanowski, President of Lamborghini Club America, offering up all the details you wanted to know on the two supercars.

As a reminder, the LP 570-4 version is powered by a V-10 engine that delivers a total of 552 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 398 pound-feet of torque at 6,500 rpm. This version can hit a top speed 201 mph. On the other hand, the LP 550-2 gets a V-10 engine with 550 horsepower and it can hit a top speed of 199 mph.

Watch the video and see which of the two Gallardo models Jay Leno’s favorite is.

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