Dutch Lamborghini Gallardo Rally Car Is Surreal Motoring

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Supercars in general and Italian ones, in particular, are hopelessly impractical and can become fragile at times.
They only deliver the expected sky-high thrills when driven on perfect tarmac and can become a pain in the posterior in many situations that would go unnoticed in normal cars.

Well, the Lamborghini Gallardo rally car in the piece of footage at the bottom of the page sets fire to all the preconceptions mentioned above and then uses the force of the flames to deliver some extra grunt.

What we have here is an all-out effort. From the gravel-friendly wheels and the lifted suspension (yep, this one is getting our jportscar tag), to a hefty rollcage and abuse-friendly mods such as a straight gear transmission (common in the rallying world), this one has it all.

Speaking of which, the noise coming from the transmission might make you believe the V10 heart of the car has been supercharged. However, to the best of our knowledge, this isn't the case, so the beast has to stick with "just" 500-something horserpower.

This Downright Brutal Bull appears to be a Dutch rallying effort built by classic car service Mugello Engineering. And while there's no official confirmation on the source of the build, a team who restores Ferraris, Lamborghinis and others has the skill, the tools and the passion to make such a project work.

Interestingly, this isn't the only project of this kind. Ohio-based Brakim Racing came up with a Gallardo rally car project back in 2014, but the last update we got from the specialist came back in May. So yes, this Dutch machine beat the Brakimghini (the nickname of the American rally-destined Gallardo) to the street. Nevertheless, since the effort of putting such a speed behemoth together is humongous, you'll also find a second clip below, which shows the Ohio car nuts working on their Lamborghini.

Sure, the video only shows the V10 madness stretching its mechanical legs, but it's not difficult to image what such a tool can do when manhandled on a proper playground.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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