2018 Lamborghini Aventador S by Mansory
Mansory, a tuner famed for its controversial and extraordinary carbon works, revealed its new tuning package for the Lamborghini Aventador S. You may still be smitten by the exceptionality of the Nurburgring king, but even this Mansory work will get your heart pumping. If nothing, because of the incredible amount of carbon fiber the tuner invested in its latest Lambo work.
2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante by Novitec
Only a few days ago, McLaren revealed that mad 600LT. Just then I wondered what it would be like to see a “baby” McLaren LT go against a “baby” Lamborghini Performante on the other side of the track. But then, Novitec (FYI - a German tuning company) and its Torado division revealed the Huracan Performante Novitec. It is like a Performante version of the Performante Lamborghini. Maybe an overkill, but Novitec did it so well, I don’t even care. I need to see the 600LT race against this now.
Underground Racing Twin-Turbo Lambo Huracan Goes 257 MPH In Standing Half Mile: Video
Introduced in March of 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show as a follow-up to the Gallardo, the Huracan is currently Lamborghini’s most popular model, selling in droves across a variety of markets. And why not – making it go is a mid-mounted 5.2-liter V-10, which routes as much as 631 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque through a dual-clutch seven-speed transmission. Properly motivated, the 0-to-62 mph sprint is dispatched in 3 seconds dead, while top speed eclipses the 200-mph mark. All very impressive stuff, no doubt, but as is the case, there are some out there who simply crave more. Enter Underground Racing, a U.S.-based tuner that specializes in adding absurd amounts of boost to exotics like the aforementioned Lambo. If you’ve got the money, Underground Racing has the parts you need to scorch the airstrip, as evidenced by this quick 3-minute video.
Shot at the recent Half-Mile Indy Airstrip Attack Event in Marion, Indiana, this video shows what happens when you keep the loud pedal pinned for an extended period of time. All told, the boosted Bull manages an impressive 256.99 mph at the end of the tarmac, a figure made even more impressive when you consider this a full-fledged street car with a full interior. Foot down, head back, and go.
Don’t Hold Your Breath On Scoring An Italdesign Zerouno
Italdesign Automobili Speciali’s first foray into the niche supercar segment has turned out to be a big hit after the newly-minted automaker announced that all examples of the Zerouno supercar are all accounted for. That’s five units, each priced comfortably north of seven figures. All of them. Sold out.
Keep in mind that while the Zerouno does have the beating heart of the Lamborghini Huracán – a 5.2-liter V-10 engine that pumps out 610 horsepower – the car itself has an entirely original body, a design product from the genius designers over at Italdesign. So it’s not a car that’s masquerading as a different model by simply having a different badge on it. The Zerouno is an original work, the first to come out of Italdesign’s Automobili Speciali division that was created earlier this year for the specific purpose of developing its own performance models under the Volkswagen Group umbrella. To this point, the company has actually built just two of the five models of the Zerouno. The first model was introduced at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show to coincide with the brand’s launch. The second is expected to make its debut at Pebble Beach in a little under two weeks. The remaining three models will be built at a later date, each to its customer’s exact specifications.
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While the collective population of the auto industry is transfixed at the imminent arrival of the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder Performante, the aftermarket tuning scene continues to move along, busy as ever in its attempt to create the next great tuning program. One tuner in particular probably doesn’t even have the Huracán Spyder Performante on its list since it just concluded developing a program for the standard Huracán Spyder. Yep, take a look at this new tuning kit from O.CT Tuning for the roofless Huracán that puts the supercar’s output up to an incredible 794 horsepower and 597 pound-feet of torque.
Even by aftermarket standards, those numbers are beyond reproach for a car like the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder. It doesn’t have that much in the way of exterior and interior upgrades, but with numbers like that, I think O.CT Tuning can be excused for focusing its attention on the Huracán Spyder’s all-natural 5.2-liter V-10 engine.
Remember, this is the same tuner that gave us the O.CT800 Supercharged program for the Lamborghini Huracán this time last year. That one may have had some decals with it, but the focus of that kit was also on the Lambo’s V-10 engine, and the results are right around what this kit can accomplish itself.
There might be other programs for the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder that offer more in terms of quantity, but when it comes to adding more power to that V-10, there is only a handful that can compete with O.CT Tuning.
We’ll keep the upcoming Lamborghini Huracán Spyder Performance in our thoughts until it makes its hyped debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The aftermarket tuning scene is filled with tuners that can make cars faster and more powerful, yet O.CT stands out.
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2017 Lamborghini Huracán Spyder by VOS
The Lamborghini Huracán Spyder is a very special car that deserves the utmost care and affection. There are a variety of different ways to do that and one tuner in particular is making a very compelling case for going the aftermarket route to give the Huracán Spyder some love. The company calls it itself Vision on Speed, or as it’s more popularly known, VOS Performance. A lot of you might be familiar with VOS Performance’s work, having previously done kits for cars like the Ferrari 488 GTB and the Lamborghini Huracán. Now it’s the Huracán Spyder’s turn in the tuning spotlight and VOS Performance is accommodating that in kind with a program that includes power enhancements to the tune of 630 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque.
The output increase is pretty subtle but it’s also just a small part of the overall tuning program. For instance, VOS Performance also added a comprehensive aerodynamic body kit with pieces made largely from carbon fiber. Interior modifications are also included in the tuning menu with plenty of bespoke elements inside the Huracán Spyder’s cabin. Don’t sleep on the set of wheels and the suspension upgrades too.
Overall, VOS Performance’s program for the Huracán Spyder is impressively comprehensive. Sure, there are other kits available for the Huracán that offer more power gains than the one VOS is providing. But as far as body of work is concerned, VOS Performance accounted well for itself with a program that’s going to spell a world of difference for the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder.
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2016 Lamborghini Huracán By Jon Olsson
Jon Olsson may be most famous for being a professional freeskier and alpine ski racer, but over in the auto industry, the Swedish skier wears a completely different hat as the creator of some of the most individualized custom car projects this side of James Glickenhaus. We’ve seen a lot of the 34-year old’s car projects over the years. There’s the Audi RS6 DTM, the Audi R8-based PPI Design Razor GTR, and let’s not forget about the Rebellion R1k Ultima GTR. Olsson’s penchant for turning his car collection into custom, one-off creations is why we’re here because the Swede’s latest car project, one involving the Lamborghini Huracán, has arrived.
Olsson’s history with modified performance cars is well-documented so it’s nice to see that his penchant for the outlandish has yet to subside. You might not like how some of his custom projects have turned out, but you have to admit that Olsson knows how to swing for the fences. The Huracán project falls in the same boat; it’s polarizing to a certain extent, but it fits into the Swede’s lifestyle like a ski glove. Others may think it’s too tacky, but the guy who owns it doesn’t, which is the only thing that matters.
The program itself is all-encompassing as Olsson literally checked off as many aftermarket companies as he could to help contribute in the creation of his one-off Huracán. Ultimately, the man got what he wanted because the Lambo received cosmetic upgrades, performance modifications, and the one common denominator of Olsson’s custom rides: the ski rack resting comfortably on the roof. For a guy who still earns his fame through his world-class skiing exploits, that ski rack is as important a piece in the Jon Olsson tuning puzzle as is the rest of the modifications given to his Huracán.
The car isn’t subtle by any means, but it does exude Olsson’s personality and at the end of the day, he’s the one who’s going to enjoy the spoils of his new custom Lamborghini Huracán.
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2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2 by Novitec Torado
The entry-level Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2 is barely a year old – it was introduced at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show – and yet, it’s already established its own corner as Lambo’s most affordable current model. The rear-wheel drive Lambo also holds the distinction of being touted as the “purest expression of a Lamborghini to date,” a description that hasn’t gone unnoticed in the aftermarket world. Novitec Torado, for instance, understands the potential of a tuned Huracán LP580-2 so it went ahead and developed a kit that brings that potential to reality. The result is a car that packs a whopping 830 horsepower, more than any other stock Lamborghini today, including the range-topping Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce.
It’s easy to get mesmerized by the massive power gains that Novitec Torado is offering. Trust me; I was transfixed too. But to simply focus all of our attention on that is doing the rest of the program a disservice. For instance, the kit also includes a aerodynamic body kit whose components are made entirely out of carbon fiber. There’s also a fresh set of wheels and upgrades to the suspension that help round out the Huracán LP580-2 into the pure driving machine that it is.
There’s no word yet from Novitec Torado on when this program will become available. When that time comes though, I expect plenty of Huracán LP580-2 owners to give this kit a serious look because of what it can do to their sports cars. I’d do the same thing too if I had a rear-wheel drive Huracán.
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2016 Lamborghini Aventador By 1016 Industries
The Lamborghini Aventador has been around for five years and it’s a testament to the supercar’s reputation that it’s still a favorite from the aftermarket tuning scene to this day. We’ve seen a handful of tuners build programs for the Aventador this year and the latest is the recent start-up, 1016 Industries, a relative neophyte to the tuning scene. For this program, the tuner was able to cover a significant number of modifications, none more impressive than the engine upgrade package that came out with 780 horsepower.
To be clear, the complete program has yet to be announced as a visit to the tuner’s website only reveals a “coming soon” banner. But a significant amount of details on what’s in store have been revealed and collectively, the upgrades point to an impressive build altogether. Of equal importance is the carbon fiber aerodynamic body kit that 1016 Industries claims was crafted using the latest in 3D scanning, laser scanning, and virtual modelling. It’s hard to argue against those methods, especially when you see how big these components are. Just as impressive is the tuner’s ability to partner with the best aftermarket companies in the business. In this case, that would be ADV.1 wheels, which provided a set of stellar Gunmetals CS Series rims to round out the program.
There are times when trusting a newbie to the aftermarket tuning game can be a risky proposition. But 1016 Industries doesn’t appear to be of that mold, at least when you judge what it was able to build for the timeless Lamborghini Aventador.
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2016 Lamborghini Huracán Final Edition By Vos Performance
The Lamborghini Huracán has been getting a lot of tuning love lately and that gravy train has shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Just last week, Novitec Torado presented a program for the Huracán Spyder, offering as much as 860 horsepower and 708 pound-feet of torque out of the Lambo’s 5.2-liter V-10 engine. This time, it’s Vos Performance that’s taking up the spotlight and it’s offering a program that offers exterior, interior, performance, and chassis and suspension upgrades for the Huracán. The tuner has yet to reveal the final output from that engine upgrade, but if you take its history into account, a shot at 900 horsepower isn’t out of the cards.
That’s probably the only downer about this kit. Vos Performance issued a press release about it and there was no mention of any final output from the power increase. It did provide details on the two exhaust upgrades it’s offering, right down to the extra output and weight loss figure each of the kits has on offer. But those figures don’t paint the full picture of Vos Performance’s work on the Huracán so it would be nice if the tuner came out and said what kind of number it was able to extract from that V-10 engine.
Fortunately, the tuner did its homework - and then some - on the exterior and interior of the Huracán. Suffice to say, this program isn’t lacking in carbon fiber. Not the least bit. Even the covers of the A/C vents got in on the fun, adding an extra layer of luxury and refinement to the interior’s look.
Overall, it’s a solid program that will definitely be made a lot more exciting once the tuner gives us the lowdown on that engine upgrade.
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2016 Lamborghini Huracán Spyder By Novitec Torado
Two years after bursting into the supercar scene, the Lamborghini Huracán has become a favorite among supercar-loving auto enthusiasts. It’s also turned into a darling in the tuning world where programs have been built to cater specifically to owners of the newest Lamborghini. Novitec Torado counts itself as one of those tuners that have already developed a kit for the Huracán. Now, the German tuner is turning its attention to the Huracán Spyder and in so doing, it has prepared an equally marvelous program that helps bring out 860 horsepower and 708 pound-feet of torque out of the Lambo’s 5.2-liter V-10 engine.
Don’t be fooled by the incredible power gains provided by Novitec because that’s not all the tuner did for the Huracán Spyder. It also prepared a carbon fiber aerodynamic kit that was tested in a wind tunnel, a rarity even by today’s tuning standards. The tuner also prepared a new set of wheels specifically for the program and tied everything up with chassis and suspension upgrades that should give the Huracán Spyder the proper handling and balance so that owners who avail of the kit can enjoy it with the purest of pleasures.
The only thing missing it seems is work on the interior, something that Novitec Torado left for others to do. That might be a red letter for other tuners, but for a company that has earned its reputation as one of the finest in the game at preparing aftermarket programs for Italy’s most romantic of exotics, Novitec Torado did its homework on the Huracán Spyder and gave it everything the car needs to stand out from the rest of its peers.
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2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce by Novitec Torado
A case can be made that a car like the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce doesn’t need any aftermarket upgrades. After all, it already packs a 6.5-liter V-12 engine that spits out 740 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque. That’s good for a sprint to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph, and that’s all Lamborghini. But there are still some tuners out there who’d beg to differ. One of these tuners is Novitec Torado, who may know from its past works on the base Aventador and the Lamborghini Huracán. The tuner also happens to have a new program for the Aventador SV, one that adds modest amount of power to the supercar, helping it reach a new output of 786 horsepower and 544 pound-feet of torque. Excessive, you ask? Nah.
The German tuner is like-minded with its counterparts Mansory and Wheelsandmore in the belief that even the fastest and most powerful cars in the world deserve some aftermarket love, and that’s exactly what Novitec Torado did. The engine upgrade is just one part of the tuner’s kit for the Aventador SV. It also offers some cosmetic and aerodynamic upgrades, interior personalization, suspension improvements, and of course, a set of brand-spankin’ new wheels that it commissioned from Vossen.
Truth be told, even with the rather modest improvement in power, Novitec Torado’s program for the Aventador SV borders on the comprehensive because of all the work it put in on the other sections of the car. Not that we’re complaining because as valid as the argument is that the Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce is awesome enough by itself, there’s still plenty of room for improvements, especially when those improvements come at the hands of a tuner that knows what it’s doing.
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