Back in 2007, Lamborghini released a special edition Gallardo at the Paris Motor Show. Limited to only 185 units, these Gallardos were given the name “Nera” and were each powered by the same V10 engine of the standard Gallardo with an output of 550 horsepower.

Since then, these cars have been dispersed all over the world to their owners and just like their name, they seem to have vanished into the night without even a trace of their shadows.

It took a little over three years, but we’ve just gotten word that one of these black knights from Lamborghini has resurfaced in the hands of no less than Underground Racing. Over the past few months, the US-based aftermarket tuning company worked tirelessly on upping the proverbial ante on the Gallardo Nera’s powertrain, determined to give the dark supercar a 1,000 horsepower belly, capable of thwarting any and all enemies that gets in its way.

Details are still limited at this point, but Underground Racing saw fit to release a little teaser video of the Gallardo Nera on a drag strip, including a small snippet of its incredible acceleration off the starting block.

Given that it’s a teaser video, Underground Racing preferred to keep the video short to make us beg and plead for more. It seems to be working, though, because we can’t wait to find out more on what these boys did to one of the most exclusive and elusive Gallardos on the planet.


Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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  (347) posted on 08.22.2011

The speed performance of the car is kind of impressive! I was impressed on that figure. I want to see a production for this one.

  (517) posted on 08.22.2011

I haven seen the future lined up production of the Lamborghini and I would say that I’m really impressed with the speed performance and its styling.

  (528) posted on 03.30.2011

Yes same here. It give the same thought also. I think this is only the acknowledgment for Lamborghini Gallardo Nera but it doesn’t make any appearance yet.

  (211) posted on 03.25.2011

Nowadays, I haven’t heard any updates about the Lamborghini Nera! However, I think this car will offer a great speed performance since it uses the v10 technology and 550 hp are quite superior. 

  (410) posted on 03.18.2011

I have to admit that this "black knights" are exceptionally awesome!
Why does it take three years before they are back in the lime light? For sure , Lamborghini would modify and upgrade its engine. I can’t wait to read the full details for this car.

  (401) posted on 02.3.2011

Holy crap! God himself will be driving one of these icons!

  (458) posted on 02.3.2011

Man I love that interior. And the exterior is not bad either smiley But don’t they make these cars with standard stick shifter anymore?

  (808) posted on 12.14.2010

really? i can’t imagine lamborghini will build such fast car. well i guess it can compete with the Bugatti Veyron Sports.

  (806) posted on 12.14.2010

expected that it will have a whopping 2000 ponies under the hood and it can run beyond freaking 250MPH...

  (506) posted on 12.12.2010

Lamborghini would forsake it numerical nomenclature for the repalcement for the LP-640, aka Lamborghini Murcielago.

  (460) posted on 12.9.2010

a whopping 1000 horses under the hood, I wonder how much fuel consumption in a mile. I bet i wont go down for atleast 3liters per mile.

  (151) posted on 12.9.2010

Would love to race it against a Ferrari smiley

  (73) posted on 12.9.2010

Oh, that sound, ing all that air!

  (433) posted on 12.8.2010

wow this is something new, I really love the looks of it and for sure the performance of the nera is a little bit something new to its class. pretty amazing does it?

  (702) posted on 12.8.2010

behold gallardo nera is coming. i wonder what surprises do the Nera do have now, yes it looks great but in terms of looks and design i would go for the reventon.

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