2006 Hamann Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
(Press release by HAMANN) Open-top driving pleasure: The HAMANN Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
Following up on the Ferrari F430 Spider, with its customized Lamborghini Spyder, HAMANN has now introduced a second top-class, open-top Italian racer into its tuning range. Like its cousin from Maranello, this sports car (with the bull in its logo) also stands out after being revamped at HAMANN with its racing flair and sportier look.
Aerodynamics with racing look
From a visual aspect, 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 – a real eye-catcher
An even more profound modification to the body involves the fitting of the HAMANN in-house developed wing doors. The objective of the car customizer here 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 Murciélago on which they are based.
Needless to say, HAMANN also lends the Lamborghini Gallardo more power and performance. The car customizer 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 76mm diameter – from V2A stainless steel. When fitted in conjunction with HAMANN sports metal catalysts, they increase both the bhp/kW 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 / 22kW (series 520 bhp / 382 kW) and a 40 Nm increase in torque for this Italian powerhouse. The top speed increases by 6 to 320 km/h.
Modified deceleration values
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
Wheel rims in 19- and 20-inch
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
Z R19 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 Z
R19. 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 size 235/30ZR20 tires, and at the
rear in 11.5 x 20 dimensions with size 325/25ZR20 tires. 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 235/30ZR20 tires and on the rear axle in an
11.25 x 20 dimension with size 325/25ZR20 tires.