Rahal's 2008 Lamborghini Twin-Turbo Gallardo Superleggera.
"I have owned or driven almost everything. I have been in anything from a Smart car to an IndyCar, and long story short, the Underground Racing Gallardo is just about as thrilling as it gets!"
Return of My Underground Racing Superleggera Write-Up
May 11, 2010
I wanted to quickly do somewhat of a write up before I head off for the Indy 500 and get too busy to write about my latest Greatest Lambo!
As most of you may or may not know, my 08 SuperG went off to Kevin and the boys at Underground Racing, and I received the car back home about one week ago. Unfortunately I have been out of time part of this week, but I have had 2 days of real driving, and I am absolutely hooked. I have owned or driven almost everything. I have been in anything from a Smart car to an IndyCar, and long story short, the Underground Racing Gallardo is just about as thrilling as it gets! I live to wake up everyday that I can step out and fire up this beast, the noise justifies the cost alone!
Anyway, so I jumped in the car the first time, drove it down the street simply to my house. At only 1/4 throttle at most, i pull the paddle for a nice smooth shift. To my surprise I hear a little turbo whine, and a little wastegate release. It is fantastic. I was not expecting those beautiful car noises at such low throttle angles, but it is absolutely music to my ear. I then fire it back up and take her out for a little Italian tune-up!
My brother and I go blasting through the countryside. Driveability is as good as stock, but again the noise just doesn't compare. I come to a complete stand still, put the car in sport mode, traction control off, and let her rip!!! Off she goes, and let me tell you, the acceleration g's is incredible. I went 0-150 in literally a matter of only a few seconds, it was amazing. Then i looked down to realize I was only in the LOW boost setting! So as would be expected I click it over, and give it another shot. Again acceleration was amazing. It was noticeably faster, and the thrill was amazing. I found myself taking every corner, and on the exits i couldn't resist but give her full throttle!
We got home, stood out back of the car with the engine cover up, and really looked at how amazing the build quality is. If you ever look at stock exhaust systems etc, you probably all notice that the pipes aren't always equal length, that the welds look somewhat crappy, and that the fit and finish isn't exactly spot on. Let me tell you, that everything here is spot on. There is none of this chop shop crap with the wiring etc that has been shown on the Heffner cars, this kit is top notch, and truthfully looks as professionally done as anyone in this world could make it, and nicer than i believe almost any manufacturer could do. The pipes line up absolutely perfect, the angles in which they are cut matches perfectly with the radius of the rear bumper, and the polish on all the pipes looks stunning.
I drove my car all day today, and as far as start up, running from cold engine temps to hot, it doesn't miss a beat. She cruises fantastically on the freeway, and yet again the constant exhaust note, and turbo whine is addicting. It is absolutely the most beautiful music to my ears!
For anyone considering this kit, you must must must do it. The build quality is fantastic, and the car is what it originally should have been. It makes any other road car seem like a slug, this car is amazing.
Thanks so much!