When a Tuned Lamborghini Is Not a True Lamborghini Anymore

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I’m not sure about others, but when I look at a Lamborghini that’s been forced-fed to deliver one or two thousand horsepower, I sort of lose that sweet spot I have for Raging Bulls. I just can’t regard the car with the same respect.
Sure, a Lambo that can obliterate just about anything else on the road, be it car or bike, tuned or stock, sound like a tempting proposal, but that only applies to its driver. The point here is that a Lamborghini is focused on the show and while two thousand ponnies can definitely put on a show, the aftermarket affair somehow compromises the image of the Italian supercar.

Lamborghini is currently the only major supercar producer that remains naturally aspirated, so when people slap twin turbos to the back of a Gallardo, don’t expect me to be happy.

Then there’s the reliability issue. These days, you can probably get 2,000 hp from a Civic, but when such a car shows up at a drag races and beats a Lamborghini, it all ends with a well-known saying “at the end of the day, a Civic is just a Civic and a Lamborghini remains a Lamborghini”.

Alas, that statement doesn’t stand when talking about heavily modded Raging Bulls, simply because the owner may have to do just the same amount of maintenance work as the Civic guy.

You don’t even have to take my word on this - you can watch the clip below, which shows a 2,000 hp GT-R beating three 2,000 hp Lambos (no typos here). Usually when I come across such happenings, the aforementioned saying comes to my mind, since Godzilla will never have the shine of a Lamborghini and yet this time I’m not quite sure...

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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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