There’s no turning back after getting in the seat of this rocket

For the confused few who actually think that Lamborghinis are slow, Underground Racing has become the go-to place to get the supercar’s power figures up to “appreciable” levels. The North Carolina-based tuner is known for turning Lambos into certified eaters of worlds, and it just so happens that one of them is up for sale now.

Car for Sale: 1,400HP, Tuned-Out 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo
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There’s nothing outlandishly special about it other than its Arancio Borealis paint, the small, black graphics on the sides of the car, and the slew of aerodynamic components from RSC Tuning

On the surface, it looks like your run-of-the-mill 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo. There’s nothing outlandishly special about it other than its Arancio Borealis paint, the small, black graphics on the sides of the car, and the slew of aerodynamic components from RSC Tuning that include an LP560 front splitter, carbon center splitter, front spoiler, side skirts, and rear diffuser.

The truth is, there’s more to this particular Gallardo than meets the eye. It’s historically relevant because this is the first Gallardo project Underground Racing ever took. You might even say that all subsequent Lambo projects the tuner worked on since owe their existence to this particular Gallardo. Over the years, we’ve even seen it make promotional appearances, including one in 2009 when it hit 241 mph at the Texas Mile event.

Car for Sale: 1,400HP, Tuned-Out 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo
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The Gallardo is for sale for $159,000.

Yes, this Gallardo is capable of reaching that kind of speed. That’s largely due to a pair of 67-millimeter turbochargers that were mated to the supercar’s stock 5.0-liter V-10 engine. The result was a Gallardo that could generate 1,000 horsepower on 93-octane fuel and a staggering 1,400 horsepower on 117-octane race fuel. Needless to say, Underground Racing also added more than 30 components on the Gallardo’s engine and transmission, including a race-spec clutch and a custom exhaust system that was created using aircraft-quality materials.

The Gallardo is for sale for $159,000. It’s a little steep for a 12-year old Lamborghini Gallardo, but you are getting one with enough power in it to make today’s hypercars quake in their boots. About the only real downside to buying this is that even if it has just 5,800 miles on its odometer, a lot of those miles were used to showcase the supercar’s capabilities. I’m no genius when it comes to estimates of this sort, but wouldn’t that feel like 20,000 miles of normal car use?

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Lamborghini Gallardo

2006 Lamborghini Gallardo
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Read our full review on the 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo.

Source: Dupont Registry

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