Any love at all for a Toyota-swapped Lamborghini Gallardo?
We have seen the legendary Toyota 2JZ mill make its way into all kinds of tuning projects, but we will admit that putting it inside a Lamborghini Gallardo is something none of us saw coming.
Street Aero, a tuning shop from the USA, took responsibility for the incident. In the video below, you can learn in detail what led to the swap and how it was carried out. In short, the goal was to come up with a lightweight and powerful track tool, no matter what it would look like. This is the final appearance, by the way – no further body work will be done.
In addition to the 2JZ twin-turbo six-banger dialed up to 1,100 horsepower (around 800 kilowatts), the Italian coupe ended up with a custom carbon-fiber front bumper, exposed suspension all around due to missing wheel arch trim, and Jeep Wrangler headlights as a slap to the face of all Lambo purists everywhere. The cabin is no less impressive with its tubular roll cage and stainless-steel dash panel.
The owner hesitates to answer how much the ride weighs right now, but assures us it is less than the stock Gallardo does, making it feel like a go-kart on the track. As for its driving credentials, you will probably be better off watching the video (rewind to the last couple of minutes for the action).
Editor Andrew Raspopov