We’re no stranger to wild Lamborghinis here at DE. Whether that’s the ballistic Urus SUV, rumours of the brand’s hybrid future or, as in this case, an aftermarket twin-turbo Huracan by TR3 Performance and ADV.1 Wheels.
While this one isn’t a 2500hp world record beater that can eat half a mile in seconds at 413km/h, it is knuckle-bitingly beautiful to behold. The 2017 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 is a pretty angry bit of gear to begin with, but strap on two hairdryers the size of your head and you have a recipe for mayhem.
The absence of the rear bumper exposes the intricate and artful metallurgy that went into this setup. The intake plumbing into the two turbos mimics a bull’s horns, whie the exhaust pipes and wastegates are pure art. Even the welds are a sight to savour. Against the black paintwork of the car, it stands out and commands attention.
Power is up to 633kW (850hp), from a starting point of 449. A liquid intercooler and icebox setup takes over from the former cargo area at the front – this isn’t a car you can take to Woolies and scream at the cashier about the absence of plastic bags. Well you can do that, but don’t expect to fit any shopping in. Custom-made ADV5.2 M.V2 CS alloy wheels expose the huge brakes and are shod with wider, grippier rubber.
As we’ve covered before, the Huracan is a sound basis for extreme aftermarket tuning and turbocharging. Its high-revving, naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre V10 and architecture is shared with the Audi R8, which is also a tuner’s paradise.
As we reported yesterday, discussions at Sant’Agata Bolognese are currently underway as to whether the Huracan’s successor will remain naturally aspirated or turn to hybrid in the face of pressure from emissions regulations, and competitors who are switching to forced induction almost across the board.