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Autotrader Find: 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo With 1,800 Horsepower

Today’s Autotrader Find verges on the absurd. It’s a 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera — that part is relatively normal — with a twin-turbocharged engine that makes 1,800 horsepower. That part is not relatively normal. On the outside, it looks totally normal. Behind the wheel, I imagine, it must be absolutely insane.

So here’s the situation with this car. It’s offered for sale by Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale, and it presents itself on the outside as a fairly typical Gallardo Superleggera, with few exterior revisions over the standard model (although, to me, it looks a little lower). Any Gallardo is special, but this one has been modified extensively, with the ad stating that over $350,000 has been invested in making it "the fastest Gallardo in existence." The ad also goes through an enormous amount of modifications that you’d really have to know Gallardo models to understand properly, but suffice it to say they make it very fast.

Interestingly, the base car underneath all this modifying is one that would probably be pretty rare and valuable if it had been completely left alone. The 2008 Superleggera is rare (the ad says only 172 were built), and this one is rarer yet, as it features a desirable 6-speed manual. Now you’ll row those gears yourself while trying to somehow contain 1,800 horsepower.

If you happen to be interested in this excessively fast Gallardo, it can be yours for $187,900. Be sure to let me borrow it for a review. Find a Lamborghini Gallardo for sale

Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.

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