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Twin-turbo Lamborghini Huracán breaks half-mile speed record

By Chris Thompson, 27 Jun 2018 News

Underground Racing Lamborghini Huracan news

Tuning outfit Underground Racing has created a record-smashing Lambo

The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 is fast. But it’s not record-breakingly fast when it comes to something like a half-mile speed run.

But if you ask US-based tuner Underground Racing nicely, and give them a big chunk of cash, they’ll attach two turbos to your Huracan and turn it into an AWD ballistic missile.

Its previously-atmo V10 engine becomes a forced-induction powerhouse, which Underground Racing (or UGR) says can be set up to produce from 597kW at the wheels up to 1640kW on race fuel.

A base kit costs USD$49,000 (AUD$66,500), but a top-spec record-shattering set up has no list price. It would be well-north of USD$100,000 judging by the rest of the price list.

So what do you do with a 1600kW+ Raging Bull? You try to break some records, of course.

In September last year, the team hit 233mph (375km/h) on the standing half mile, resetting a previous record held by the same car.

That record was later broken by a heavily modified Nissan R35 GT-R, but Underground racing went back for more just a week ago.

Chasing a formidable 257mph (413.5km/h), the team and the Huracán manage to get close in a first run, then match the speed exactly later on.

After that, the UGR Huracán becomes the new world record holder for the fastest car to cover a standing quarter mile, with a top speed of just over 259mph – 416.7km/h to us.

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