VIDEO: Underground Racing’s 1,500hp Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera Tops 250 mph at the Texas Mile

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Underground Racing Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera

The stock Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera is certainly no tagliatella bagnato when it comes to performance: 523hp, 150 lb. less girth than the regular Gallardo, and the normally optional e-gear paddle-shift transmission as standard equipment. But what if that wasn’t enough? What if one were to somehow, say, nearly triple the 5.2L V10’s power output and run the car in the Texas Mile standing-mile time trial? Hmmm…

Gallardo Superleggera owner (and apparent Queen fan) Richard Holt wanted an answer to that question badly enough to send his example of the 172 Superleggeras made to Underground Racing, the Charlotte, North Carolina-based outfit that specializes in stuffing twin-turbo setups under the hoods of sports and exotic cars, particularly Lamborghinis. The result of this particular power infusion? A nice, round 1,500hp, or 50% more than a Bugatti Veyron. Yowza on top of egad with a side of OMFG. What does all that muscolo look and sound like? Jump for the hot air-on-fuel action.

As you can see, Holt has a doozy of a time holding his orange rocket sled straight even with all-wheel-drive. However, once he was able to tame it, it flung itself toward the horizon with enough ferocity to hit 250.1 mph through the traps on its record run. While the record for the fastest standing mile speed by a production car has since been usurped by a Ford GT (also wearing a pair of turbos), Holt’s Superleggera is almost certainly the fastest Lambo on the planet. Of course, a standing mile isn’t enough to get something this wild up to its absolute terminal velocity. There’s another “hmmm” for Holt and the lads at Underground Racing to ponder…

Source: Underground Racing 



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