Yes, Lamborghinis can autocross

Lamborghini never built a car with autocross or rally racing in mind. Other types of racing, like GT3, for example, are covered by Sant’Agata Bolognese via its Squadra Corse arm, which races the Huracan GT3 Evo on various tracks around the world. Autocross, however, wasn’t and isn’t on Lamborghini’s list.

Of course, one can always mod his Lamborghini for the job. In this case, a Gallardo

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Posted by SamcoSport on Monday, June 22, 2020

That someone is Stefan Windschiegl, the proud owner of the Lambo Gallardo you’re about to see in the video below, chasing what’s said to be a V-8-powered Audi 80. Because while we all know how the Gallardo can hold its own on a race track, Mr. Windschiegl wanted to take things to the next level.

That means his Gallardo went through a series of mods that adapted it to its newfound vocation. There’s no concrete info, but the (lifted) suspension setup is definitely a custom one - most likely of the rally ilk, and the spoked wheels also scream rally racing as do the mud flaps.

Watch a Lamborghini Gallardo and Audi 80 V8 BiTurbo Duke It Out Autocross Style
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On top of that, the interior has been completely stripped off and fitted instead with a roll cage and a rally-style handbrake (it could be a hydraulic unit, since those are very popular in motorsport). OMP racing seats are also in place and apart from centrally-mounted control panel of sort, that’s pretty much where cabin fitments end.

As for the engine-gearbox duo, we can’t say for sure what it looks like. The gearbox might be a rally-focused unit or it could be just heavily tweaked for the job. As for the engine, we’d leave it in stock form mainly because we haven’t heard anyone complaining about the Gallardo’s naturally-aspirated screaming V-10 packing 562 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of twist.

Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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