07 September 2007

Lamborghini Hamann Gallardo Spyder

From a visual aspect, the German tuner Hamann lends the masculine, angular contours of the Gallardo Spyder an additional shot of testosterone. The extensive aerodynamics suite, which has been perfectly matched to the body of the “compact” Lamborghini, includes a downforce-generating front spoiler, which is additionally equipped with an adjustable cup front spoiler lip borrowed from the racing scene. The muscular appearance of the Gallardo Spyder is enhanced by the Hamann side sills – which also make the car look lower on the road, besides lending it a “fuller” appearance. Further features Hamann borrows from the racing scene are incorporated into the rear end of the Gallardo. In addition to a three-piece rear spoiler, as an alternative, the Laupheim tuning specialist also offers a racing car-like rear wing, which helps to generate greatly enhanced downforce. The latter is given yet a further boost by being fitted with the Hamann diffuser. All the components are available both in fiberglass and Carbon-Kevlar. The aerodynamics body-styling kit is rounded off by fiberglass covers, designed as a trim for the Hamann 4-tailpipe rear muffler.

Wing Doors

An even more profound modification to the body involves the fitting of the Hamann in-house developed wing doors. The objective was to design a stable, but relatively inconspicuous system. The hinges of the Hamann wing door conversion are only just about visible, without giving the impression of having been retrofitted. This ensures that the Gallardo still cuts a fine figure when the entrance area is inspected. The conversion is performed at Hamann and takes about a week. The Hamann wing doors are characterized by the fact that they open upwards at an angle – as already seen in the models Countach, Diablo and Murcielago on which they are based.

More Power

Needless to say, Hamann also lends the Lamborghini Gallardo more power and performance. The German tuner has obtained this by fitting two types of sports rear mufflers – one version can be used in conjunction with the original tailpipes, thanks to the supplied adaptors, while the other version has four tailpipes each with a 76 mm diameter – from V2A stainless steel. When fitted in conjunction with Hamann sports metal catalysts, they increase both the bhp values and the torque. For the Lamborghini Gallardo, Hamann is also offering the option of recalibrating the standard ECU coupled with optimized mapping. This leads to an increase in power of 30 bhp (series 520 bhp) and a 30 lb-ft increase in torque for this Italian powerhouse. The top speed increases to 198 mph.

Improved Braking System

Drivers of fast cars are often underestimated by other road users. Precarious situations can often be defused safely by fitting better brakes. Accordingly, for the Gallardo Spyder and its hard-top variant, Hamann offers sports braking systems both for the front and back. The braking system for the front consists of two slotted and inside-vented Hamann brake discs in the dimensions 380 x 34 mm and two Hamann eight-piston fixed caliper brakes in red (other colors optionally available). Hamann equips the braking system for the rear with two slotted and inside-vented brake discs in the dimension 360 x 32 mm, two six-piston fixed caliper brakes in red and special handbrake linings.

Both sports braking systems are supplied complete with Hamann special brake pads and Hamann adapters along with all the fastenings.

Wheels Available in 19' and 20'

The stylishly, sporty concept of the Hamann Lamborghini Gallardo is rounded off by the composite, forged Anniversary II light alloy wheel. This exclusive wheel in its multi-spoke design conveys a sense of pure, unadulterated motor racing. The silver rim with its mirror-finished rim flange looks both stylish and luxurious. The front axle is fitted with wheels in the dimensions 9 x 19 inches, with size 235/35 ZR19 tires. The rear axle is fitted with the Anniversary II wheel rims in the dimensions 12 x 19 inches and tires in the size 295/30 ZR19. With this solution, Hamann enables its customers to continue using the series tires of the original wheel on a new rim.

Hamann also offers the Anniversary II as a 20-inch version, namely at the front, in 8.5 x 20 dimensions with tire size 235/30 ZR20, and at the rear in 11.5 x 20 dimensions with tire size 325/25 ZR20. A new addition to the range is the Hamann 20 inch light alloy wheel “Edition Race”. This wheel is fitted on the front axle in an 8.5 x 20 dimension with size 235/30 ZR20 tires and on the rear axle in an 11.25 x 20 dimension with size 325/25 ZR20 tires.

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