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TheStradman reveals insane conversion of his Lamborghini Gallardo

Published: 26/Aug/2020 11:37 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 16:51

by Kieran Bicknell

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While twin-turbocharging a Lamborghini is nothing new, it is refreshing to see it done a little differently. YouTuber TheStradman has revealed his own personal twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo build, and it’s a stunner.

With so many turbo-converted Lamborghinis on YouTube, it’s possible to become a little desensitized to just how awesome they are. Thankfully, TheStradman has chosen to go a little old-school with his build, basing it upon a Lamborghini Gallardo rather than the more common Aventador or Huracan.

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Built upon his orange Lamborghini Gallardo, the conversion has been carried out by B-rogue built in Chicago, IL and the result of the hard work is absolutely gorgeous.

 

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An art form on wheels

Converting a naturally-aspirated V12 engine is no mean feat, but the team at B-rogue seem to have turned it into an art form. Custom pie-cut exhausts sit centre stage, while burnt titanium exhaust tips give the rear of the car a flair that is missing when it rolled out of the factory.

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Evidently excited by the prospect of the car nearing completion, TheStradman tells viewers that he “can’t help but smile … I’ve missed this car so, so much.”

Starting the car up, the insanely aggressive Lamborghini V10 sound is immediately apparent, though unfortunately, the car couldn’t be revved to the limiter. This is due to the turbos needing to be ‘broken in’ for around 100 miles, after which their full potential can be exploited.

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The build had been severely delayed due to outside influences that affected parts suppliers and even Lamborghini themselves. Thankfully it is now back on track, with TheStradman saying he expects it to be on the road “around October 8, give or take.”

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Summing up the build so far, he calls the twin-turbo setup “mesmerizing.. a piece of art!” To ensure the artwork remains on display, the plan is to create a one-off clear rear bumper section to showcase the stunning twin-turbo pipework and setup.

Hopefully the finished result will be worth the wait; With only a few weeks left to go, there will likely be more updates on TheStradman’s channel as the build nears completion.

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Top Gear’s Chris Harris slams “stupid” $625k Ferrari SF90 Stradale

Published: 8/Oct/2020 14:56 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 14:57

by Kieran Bicknell

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As presenter of BBC’s Top Gear, Chris Harris is living out his boyhood dream. Inevitably, once in a while a supercar is going to come along that really gets his back up, and it seems the brand new Ferrari SF90 Stradale has done exactly that.

Harris hasn’t always been a household TV name. Prior to joining Top Gear in 2016, Harris presented his own series on YouTube, along with writing for the likes of Autocar and Evo magazine in England.

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After a famous falling-out with Ferrari back in 2011 (which saw him banned from reviewing their cars for two years) it seems Harris is still on good terms with the Italian brand, but that may be about to change.

Unfortunately for Ferrari, Chris Harris is definitely not a fan of the new SF90 Stradale hybrid, not even in the top-range ‘Assetto Fiorano’ trim. Costing a whopping $625,000 without options, the SF90 represents a new direction for Ferrari. Sadly, it seems that it’s not a good direction, at least according to Harris.

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Chris Harris with Ferrari SF90 Stradale Assetto Fiorano
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Harris was not a fan of Ferrari’s new flagship hybrid supercar, the SF90 Stradale.

Chris Harris reviews the Ferrari SF90 Stradale

He believes that supercar manufacturers are going down a “rabbit hole of performance,” chasing ever-decreasing 0-60 times and fighting for the fastest lap times possible. The SF90 seems to fall firmly into this category for Harris, and he wasted no time tearing into the apex supercar.

“The thing is undeniably impressive” he admitted when asked about his opinion on the car, but that’s about as much praise as he had. “It’s a vehicle you find yourself admiring rather than lusting after, it trades in applying forces to the body of the driver, that’s really it.”

The complexity of the SF90 is a big issue, as is the brutal performance. “It’s so fast, you don’t have time to understand what’s going on… it’s stupid” said Chris. He does admit that the characteristics of the car are “sensational” but they sadly don’t make up for its pitfalls.

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Practicality is a big concern too, as the location of the SF90’s electric motors in the front means that it can’t carry luggage. This transforms it from a car into a “toy” according to Harris, as there’s no practicality to it whatsoever.

The SF90 is “nearly as quick as a LaFerrari”

While Ferraris are often lauded as the prettiest cars on the road, even styling can’t save the SF90. In his words, Chris said “it looks like it was styled by a computer, rather than some Italian bloke with a pencil… It’s lacking emotion.”

Summing up, Chris says despite the fact the SF90 is “nearly as quick as a LaFerrari” its stablemate, the F8 Tributo, is far better.

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“Give me 500hp, 950kg, a manual gearbox, and maybe a little bit of electricity to get through town quietly and start-up quietly in front of my neighbors; Give me that, and that’s the car I want.”

Whether his harsh words will lead to another falling out with Ferrari is uncertain, but with many praising his honesty, it’s unlikely Harris is going to change any time soon.

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