September 28, 2023


Just Do Automotive

This man shoehorned a twin-turbo Cummins diesel into his Lamborghini Gallardo

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While you consider Lamborghini, the very last thing you’d count on is the rattly sound of a turbo diesel.

Until you’re considering again to the outdated days the place Lamborghini was producing principally tractors within the Nineteen Fifties.

However that is removed from a tractor – meet the twin-turbo diesel-swapped Lamborghini Gallardo.

The brainchild of 1 Manner Diesel Efficiency, this wacky swap started with an opportunity encounter with a wrecked 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo.

What some may need thought-about destined for the scrapyard grew to become a clean canvas for these of us.

After straightening the chassis and changing the broken panels of the distressed Bull, the mad scientists set to work on the driveline.

Quite than conforming to an LS or 2JZ engine swap, the group determined to do one thing fully sudden by shoehorning a twin-turbo 5.9L Cummins diesel straight-six engine into the Gallardo’s engine bay, and bolted it to a six-speed transmission.

Questioning how they squeezed the Cummins motor into the Gallardo’s engine bay? Initially the V10 is barely 5 cylinders lengthy, so to make it work they needed to minimize the unique firewall behind the driving force and create a brand new one from scratch.

Surprisingly, the tip consequence continues to be remarkably neat, regardless of the newly massaged engine bay consuming practically 30cm of the cabin area.

As for the engine itself, you higher consider it’s closely modified. With a claimed 745kW and possibly sufficient torque to separate the light-weight alloy chassis, I’d hazard a guess this Frankenstein creation nonetheless is aware of methods to transfer!

Given the Cummins weighs someplace within the area of 550kg versus the light-weight V10 it changed tipping the scales at solely 235kg – it’s simply as effectively there’s greater than double the horsepower on faucet.

The outside is awarded a widebody equipment, customized wheels and a surprising paint job.

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