I’ve observed a several fascinating Lamborghini motor swaps just before, largely with LS motors. Nonetheless, I have by no means found a Lamborghini with a diesel engine before this a person. The staff at 1 Way Diesel Performance observed a fully wrecked 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo and not only determined to bring it back to lifestyle it but also things its midship motor bay with a twin-turbo straight-six Cummins diesel.
The Cummins-run Gallardo was showcased on Motor Trend’s Texas Metal Loud and Lifted show, which documented the make from beginning to conclusion. And it may well be just one of the most ambitious and intriguing Lamborghini builds I have at any time seen.
When 1 Way Diesel General performance observed the Gallardo, it was primarily just 50 percent of a shell. There was no powertrain, no suspension, no inside, and it was missing an complete rear quarter panel. There was barely ample still left to qualify it as a Lamborghini Gallardo and what was nonetheless there was smashed and bent. It was a mess. On the other hand, it also presented exceptional blank canvas possibility to develop some thing intriguing.
After straightening out what was remaining of the frame, a new quarter panel and hood were purchased, to comprehensive its human body. Then the firewall had to be reduce out and custom fabricated, so as to fit the monster Cummins diesel engine. Every thing from the motor mounts, to the headers, to the consumption manifold also desired to be personalized fabricated to make the engine match. All of that personalized fabrication not only capabilities but turns the engine bay into a work of mechanical art.
As strange as a Cummins straight-6 diesel is in a Lamborghini, 1 Way Diesel Efficiency did deal with to keep some of its first character, by pairing the Cummins with a six-pace open up-gate guide. In point, apart from the protruding firewall, the inside seems just about inventory, with only slightly modified Gallardo seats, dashboard, steering wheel, and gauges. The custom starlight headliner is an intriguing contact but would not appear out of area in a mid-engine Italian supercar.
You will not get to see or listen to the Cummins-swapped Gallardo run in the Motor Development episode but 1 Way Diesel Performance posted a pair of films of it operating on Fb and it sounds like no other diesel I’ve at any time heard. It of course lacks the best finish wail of the Gallardo’s unique V10 but it nonetheless basically sounds pretty exotic, as it dumps black smoke from its exhaust.
This Cummins-swapped Gallardo will not be to everyone’s flavor, especially diehard Lamborghini fans. On the other hand, it is difficult to not be amazed by the volume of do the job, craftsmanship, and customization that went into earning what could possibly be the prettiest oil-burner I have ever witnessed.
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