The German tuner gives the aging Italian bull some sharper horns.
It all started back in 2003, when Lamborghini introduced the V-10 powered Gallardo. Since then the Gallardo has been nothing short of a bull in the automotive industry, becoming Lamborghini’s most-produced model to date. During its lifespan, the mid-engined sportscar has received numerous updates and changes while also spawning a great deal of special edition models.
Hamann Motorsports has also been a part of the Gallardo’s successful production run. Back in 2007, the German tuner took on the Gallardo with a complete tuning program called the “Victory”. Then in 2008 Lamborghini launched a performance model with new styling updates called the LP560-4, which Hamann Motorsport has taken on with its new “Victory II” tuning program.
One of the first things that pop into the minds of people when Lamborghini is mentioned is the doors (where would we be without “Lambo” doors on Civics right?). Surprisingly the Gallardo doesn’t come equipped with the iconic doors that Lamborghini has been known for. Instead, they open and close normally. With the new Victory II program, Hamann has changed that. The new program gives the LP560-4 “wing” doors that open at an angle, to give the Gallardo the exotic appearance that Lamborghini forgot to include.
The Hamann Victory II isn’t just about making entering and exiting the Gallardo a special experience. The entire exterior receives new, powerful bodywork. Up front is a sharper Race-Design apron with carbon fiber center piece that increases front axle downforce. To match the carbon fiber up front, Hamann offers a carbon fiber layer that can be added to the hood. The LP560-4’s strength is shown through its new front and rear fenders that are larger than the stock components, and connected by extended side skirts. The rear wears a new diffuser and large wing in either fiberglass or carbon fiber to help keep the Hamann Victory II planted at high speeds. Aerodynamics are also enhanced with a roof-mounted carbon fiber air inlet that sucks in cool air.
To complete the Victory II exterior design, Hamann has fitted the LP560-4 with new, Edition Race wheels. Dressed in a special black varnish to match the exterior, the lightweight wheels measure 9.5J x 20 up front and 13J x 20 at the rear and wear 235/30Z R20 front and 325/25Z R20 rear rubber.
Hamann didn’t forget about that 5.2-liter V-10 sitting behind the driver either. From a simple ECU tune, the German tuner was able to extract an additional 20 horsepower and 26 lb-ft. of torque resulting in an impressive 580 horsepower and 424 lb-ft. of torque. The power increase helps the LP560-4 reach a top speed of 203.81 mph. In addition, Hamann can also install an end muffler to the stock exhaust, allowing the V-10 to let out a viscous bark.
The Hamann Victory II program also gives the LP560-4 a sporty, custom-tailored interior. A 14-part carbon fiber trim set adorns the steering wheel, door openers, and dashboard to emphasize the athletic abilities of the Victory II. Occupants are greeted with new Hamann sport seats with lightweight carbon fiber backs for improved lateral support. Customers also have the option to completely customize the interior with the help of Hamann’s in-house upholstery department.
The new Hamann Victory II Lamborghini Gallardo tuning program for the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 is currently available as a complete package or as separate accessories. Pricing has not been released.
Hamann Victory II Gallardo Specifications
Displacement: 5.2 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-10
Maximum Horsepower: 580
Maximum Torque: 424 lb-ft.
Type: Sequential six-speed e-gear
Top Speed: 203.81 mph
Wheels and Tires:
Wheels: Edition Race wheels lightweight with special varnish
Front Wheels: 9.5J x 20
Rear Wheels: 13J x 20
Front Tires: 235/30Z R20
Rear Tires: 325/25Z R20
-Race-Design front apron
-Carbon fiber hood layer
-Front and rear fender extensions
-Extended side sills
-Carbon fiber roof air inlet
-Rear spoiler in fiberglass or carbon fiber
-14-piece carbon fiber trim set
-Hamann sport seats with carbon fiber backs
-Personalized floor mats
-Entire interior in leather
-Custom upholstery, trim, and stitching
Hamann Victory II Gallardo Gallery
Source: Hamann Motorsport GmbH