A 2006 model Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder with custom extras.
A 2006 model Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder with custom extras.

Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder with blood-pumping extras

THIS is an amazingly specced custom 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.

As standard, this Gallardo Spyder is equipped with a 5.0-litre, 40 valve 10-cylinder engine which can produce up to 377 kilowatts (512 horsepower) at 8000 rpm and 510 Newton metres of torque (376 pound-feet of torque) at 4500 rpm, but instead of keeping the standard exhaust on the car, the owner has added a Kreissieg cat-back valvetronic F1 style exhaust system with a titanium floating curl tail.

This exhaust has the capability of staying quite for going through suburban neighbourhoods, then with the click of a button it opens up valves and becomes a screaming jet.

This exhaust adds about 22 kilowatts (30 horsepower) of power to the engine, bringing the total amount of power to 399 kilowatts (542 horsepower).

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A 2006 model Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.

Connected to the engine is a six-speed automated-manual transmission, with shifting paddles behind the steering wheel, which then sends all the power to all four wheels.

This allows this particular Gallardo Spyder to launch from 0-100 kilometres per hour in about 4.1 seconds, and it will keep accelerating until it reaches its top speed of 314 kilometres per hour (195 miles per hour).

Some of the custom upgrades that this Lamborghini is equipped with includes a Performante front bumper and stripes, alcantara inserts on the steering wheel, carbon fibre mirror covers, side skirts and rear diffuser, an LP 560 rear wing with a reversing camera and ADV05 Deep Concave rims with a size of 20 x 8.5 inch in the front and 20 x 12 inch in the rear.

Some of the standard features that this particular car is equipped with includes variable intermittent wipers, a power convertible soft-top, Continental ContiSportContact 3 performance tyres, double-wishbone front and rear suspension, four-wheel ABS as well as traction and stability control, electronic brake force distribution, front and rear ventilated disc brakes with Brembo brake pads, a leather and alcantara interior with sport front seats, dual zone climate controls for the driver and passenger, an electrochromatic inside rear view mirror, satellite navigation and much more!

You can currently buy a 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder for about $220,000, and the custom upgrades come to a total of $15,000-$20,000.

Jesse See is a teenage car enthusiast. His blogs and website can be found at www.jessesee.com

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A custom Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.