Twin-turbo Lamborghini Huracan breaks 8-second barrier

Twin-turbo Lamborghini Huracan breaks 8-second barrier

by March 31, 2016

Seven seconds isn’t a long time in anyone’s language.

And if you speak drag racing, you’d want to watch this video.

It involves a Lamborghini Huracan that’s visited Underground Racing, a North-Carolina tuner outfit that specialises in cramming turbochargers into engines bays of supercars.

Obviously UR didn’t hold back on this red example before it was pointed down a drag strip, because it devours the quarter mile in just 7.807 seconds – a new world record.

The car is also reportedly street legal, which makes Bugatti’s Chiron suddenly seem less impressive.

The fearsome speed comes as result of its twin-turbo package that has been squeezed to produce 1324kW– at the wheels – from the car’s V10.

Twin-turbo Lamborghini Huracan breaks 8-second barrierUnderground Racing claims adding a Dodson 10-plate clutch to the car’s dual-clutch transmission allowed the monumental power figure. With the increase in durability bigger turbos could be added, and presumably a whole lot more boost.

Nitto 19-inch drag radials also deserve credit for the time, helping the UR-built Huracan cross the finish line at 301km/h.

While the price of this car’s particular package isn’t listed, UR’s website states a Huracan with a warranty-backed 745kW at the wheels will cost US$99K. Plus the cost of your own 5.2-litre V10 Italian supercar.

Scarily, UR remark there’s more left in the red Huracan, and promise faster times with an ‘X Version’ setup of the car’s transmission.

Can it dip further into the seven second bracket? Watch this space.