2,000+ HP Lamborghini Becomes the Fastest E-Gear Gallardo in the World

We've talked about the twin-turbo Lamborghini culture in the US on multiple occasions and today we want to focus on a forced-fed Gallardo that's special. E-Gear special, that is.
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You see, most 2,000-plus hp Raging Bulls we discuss have left behind their manual or e-gear automated manual setups, going for racing sequential six-speed transmissions instead.

Nevertheless, the Gallardo LP570-2 Superleggera we're discussing today, which follows the usual Underground Racing tuning pathway, has kept its single-clutch automated manual, despite the tower of power at its center.

The 5.2-liter has received a twin-turbo kit that takes things north of 2,000 hp at the wheels. It's almost hard to believe the aftermarket developer's claim that the supercar uses an "OEM E-Gear setup" - we expected this to at least come with reinforced elements.

Interestingly enough, this Gallardo recently took part in the No Fly Zone Arizona event, which saw it entering a half-mile challenge on an airfield runway.

The Superleggera managed to set a new E-Gear record, hitting a brutal 231.95 mph (373 km/h) in the process.

We're talking about a car that reportedly also gets used on the street, so that's quite an achievement.

The feat also means the E-Gear Gallardo is just 6 mph (10 km/h) behind Underground Racing's sequential Lamborghini V10 setup. We're talking about UR2, the fastest Lamborghini Huracan in the world, which pulled a 238.6 mph (384.14 km/h) run back in November. Nevertheless, since Underground Racing's Huracan can still be considered a fresh piece of metal (it debuted back in June), we're expecting the Lambo to reach new heights in 2016.

Unfortunately, people attending the event have confirmed the record-holding Gallardo mentioned above caught fire later in the day. It seems the Underground Racing assistance team present tried to take things even further, with the attempt backfiring. Since standard Lamborghinis are no strangers to the spontaneous combustion phenomenon, we can't be amazed when 2,000+ whp examples go down this route.

Check out the footage below to see that E-Gear in neck-snapping action.

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