Fresh off of their program for the Lamborghini Aventador, German tuning firm DMC is at it again, this time, with a new tuning package for the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4.
Known as the "Toro" program, DMC fitted the Gallardo with a bevy of new modifications, including a lightweight styling kit and a performance upgrade. Talking about the former, DMC gave the Italian supercar new components that are all made out of carbon fiber. These components include a new front spoiler and sword, side sills and skirts, a new rear diffuser, a rear spoiler, a new rear panel, side mirrors, and rounded sills. Rounding out the exterior modifications are a new set of 20" lightweight forged rims.
Moving on to the performance enhancement, DMC took the Gallardo LP560-4’s 5.2-liter V10 engine and added a new titanium sport exhaust system as well as reprogrammed the supercar’s ECU unit. The result is an increased output of 580 horsepower and 424 lb/ft of torque, as well as a new top speed of 205 mph, up from the 201 mph top speed of the standard model.
Lamborghini is the kind of brand that likes to appease their customers. So when the opportunity came for the Italian automaker to gain traction in a new Southeast Asian market, they decided to give its local clientele a special edition model to commemorate the occasion.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Lamborghini Gallardo Malaysia Edition.
Based on the Gallardo LP 550-2 and limited to only 20 units, the Gallardo Malaysia Edition comes with a choice of three unique colors: Arancio Borealis, Verde Ithaca and Blanco Monocerus. The car will also carry a Superleggera exterior kit that includes a more aggressive front bumper, new carbon fiber side skirts, a new diffuser, a titanium exhaust system, and an ’MLE Limited Edition 20’ plaque to highlight its special edition status.
As far as performance credentials are concerned, the Gallardo Malaysia Edition will carry the same 5.2-liter V10 engine as the LP 550-2 Balboni Edition. This model is capable of producing 550 horsepower with a 0-60 mph time of just 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph.
Granted, the limited run nature of the Gallardo Malaysia Edition makes it a punch on the pockets of anybody looking to buy one of the 20 available models. Converted from local currency, the supercar will cost a tidy $554,000 and will be made available on a per-order basis.
In what can only be described as a scene out of Mission Impossible, Guy Fieri’s 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo was stolen in May of last year by an extremely brave and stealthy burglar who scaled the roof of the showroom the celebrity chef’s Lamborghini was being stored in, before rappelling down, unlocking the garage door and driving off with unquestionably one of Fieri’s most prized possessions.
And almost exactly one year to the day since the theft, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office and Mill Valley Police Department recently recovered the vehicle in the most unlikely of places. It was rumored that the robber may have sold off the car, but no, it actually turned up in a storage container in Point Richmond, California owned by a 17-year-old male.
The same teenager was recently brought to attention after firing at an occupied pickup truck from his blacked-out motorcycle. Fortunately, no one n that event was injured, but this goes to show that the suspect has clearly been in the criminal world for some time, as it takes some nerve to fire on innocent civilians. Actually it doesn’t only take nerve; it also takes extreme levels of stupidity.
Either way, the teen is likely to be charged for the theft of the supercar as well as the shooting in the coming days and we’ll be very surprised if he escapes substantial jail time.
One of the most impressive tuning packages Vorsteiner has unveiled in the past few weeks is the Ferrari 599-VX, but their next package may give the first a run for its money. The tuner has announced the first details on a new upgrade kit time based on the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera. The move was made in order to appease the masses until the future Cabrera, which is currently under development, comes out.
Vorsteiner began the transformation with a series of exterior changes, with a collection of lightweight pre-preg carbon fiber aerodynamics and performance accessories arriving later this fall. The current upgrade includes a new set of wheels and the ability to choose between a collection of 1-piece and 3-piece forged wheels codenamed VS-110 and VS-310 series. These wheels are specifically designed for the Gallardo applications and can be custom painted or powder coated to the client’s preferred finish and specifications.
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Super Trofeo is one of the most impressive cars we have seen lately and of course this is why we get pretty excited when we see this car in action. Youtube user jorrie2 has shot a pretty impressive video at the track of Spa Francorchamps, during Granturismo Events 2012.
According to him the car was too loud and after a few laps it was not allowed to make any more laps on the track. But he managed to shot a pretty impressive video presenting the car in action, but also an impressive engine sound. We hope you will enjoy it!
And for those of you who do not remember, the Gallardo LP560-4 Super Trofeo is powered by a new 5.2 litre V10 direct injection "Iniezione Diretta Stratificata" engine that delivers an impressive 570 HP.
At one point in every automotive buff’s life, he has a dream about driving a supercar down a racetrack. Then he wakes up, looks out the window and his 1993 Metro is staring him in the face. Well, you can hop into that Metro, drive to New York and live your dream for $99. Yup, an exotic car rental company that typically rents Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Mercedes, and other high-end cars for thousands of dollars per day is allowing people to take these monsters around a racetrack.
Gotham Dream Cars has taken its Dream Car Sprint program to the New York Auto Show, which opened up to the public today. The Dream Car Sprint program typically charges $249 for three laps around their parking lot-based racetrack, but at the New York International Auto Show they have brought along a Ferrari F430 and a Lamborghini Gallardo, and have discounted the three-lap price to just $99 + tax.
The track is roughly one-mile long and you have to drag an instructor along with you. This pretty much means that you can’t really have any fun in these supercars, but just to be behind the wheel is enough to make us happy.
As the auto show progresses, the Gotham Dream cars might add other vehicles to this program, but for now we only know of the Ferrari and Lamborghini. So, if you are over 21, have a valid driver’s license and car insurance, plus a spare $105.93, you can hop in one of these and see just how far the push these cars until the ride-along instructor stops you. We bet one of us could end that drive in about 15 seconds…
We have seen lots of crazy things in the past, but for sure this one is the craziest. Lets see. Of course is not the first time we see a race between a car and a plane, but this one is the most interesting one.
A Lamborghini Gallardo is challenging a stunt plane. The result is of course pretty amazing, even is the video is quite short. Of course this is not something to try of course, of course unless you have some hidden amazing piloting skills.
We can’t tell you for sure where this video was taken, but we would appreciate if you have any details on this and you will share it with us. However, we don’t really care where the video was taken, or what’s the story behind it, we just enjoy it! We hope you will too!
You know how some people have eclectic tastes when it comes to colors? Well, this video will show you somebody who seemed to think that a combination of a matte black exterior paint finish and a pink interior was a good idea.
But just like anybody that has enough money to buy an Italian supercar like the Lamborghini Gallardo, they can pretty much do whatever they want with it - even if the interior does pose a little bit of an eyesore for us.
At the end of the day, all the fancy colors and what-have-yous are all irrelevant compared to what’s truly important on a Gallardo: the guttural noise of that 6.5-liter V10 engine that produces in excess of 650 horsepower.
Check out the video and see if you’re digging the matte black-and-pink color combination. Some folks might like it, while others might cringe. But hey, at least it’s going to get some serious attention wherever it goes, right?
We don’t hear a lot about Heffner Performance, but when these guys do hit the news, they certainly know how to make some serious noise, even more so when folks like ZR Auto take their hands on one and re-build a mouth-watering Lamborghini Gallardo to insane levels.
This particular Gallardo actually had some mileage under it with a Heffner twin-turbo system already installed. But the owner apparently has some insatiable thirst for more power so he sent the car back to be given even more juice. Working with ZR Auto, the owner wanted to get a new motor because the original OEM fuel injectors and stock bumps have been used to oblivion, resulting in a number of burnt cylinders.
The Gallardo was disassembled and freshened up with a new motor as the OEM fuel injectors and stock pumps had become clogged which resulted in multiple burnt cylinders.
With the repairs, ZR Auto took the Gallardo and reworked the new engine with all the computerized mechanisms, resulting in a ridiculous 1,470 horsepower. The owner probably paid a fortune for the re-tuned Gallardo, but if you can go home with 1,470 horsepower on the crank, you’ll do that deal any day of the week.
Getting the chance to see one Lamborghini driving down your street makes for a great day and getting to see five all in one place is a rare opportunity, but being witness to 50 Lamborghinis on the same road is simply unheard of. Youtube user, Maxson Goh, however, seemed to be at the right place at the right time when he was able to catch no less than 50 Lamborghini models arrive for a gathering in Singapore. Now that’s an incredible lucky man!
The most impressive part is that he had the chance to see almost every model in Lamborghini’s history in just one day, as the models invited to the party included Gallardos, Murcielagos, the new Aventador, as well as the older Diablo. Special edition models like the Superleggera and the Super Veloce were also present. Now that’s what we like to call a perfect day!