Date posted : November 1. 2015
It is safe to say the most impressive Liberty Walk wide body Lamborghini Gallardo has been created by Optimus Performance in the United States, located in Florida these artisans put together a stunning black V10 rolling on some of the most amazing looking, gold finished wheels.
Naturally creating a low riding masterpiece like this isn't easy and takes time ... however time is something the people at Optimus Performance didn't have as they wanted to get this Raging Bull ready for the 2015 SEMA show that opens its doors for the public next week ... this specific black Bull will be shown at the DUB Liberty Walk booth no less, so perfection would only be just good enough.
As a basis Optimus Performance started with a pre-2008 Lamborghini Gallardo, the original 5 Liter 500 hp V10 model, by installing their very own, custom fabricated race exhaust system they already gained 25whp ... dyno proven by the way ... the impressive flames are a nice added touch.
The kit installed by Optimus Performance is in fact the very first entire Liberty Walk kit for the Lamborghini Gallardo, complete with lower rear diffuser wings, in the world, and naturally it requires the original body to be almost completely stripped from the car ... on its own already an intimidating feat I'm sure, but the best was yet to come ... cutting the fenders to allow room for those massive Rotiform wheels with magnificent Toyo tires on them, 9x19 inch up front and ultra wide 12x19 inch at the rear.
When building the first full Liberty Walk wide body Gallardo you just can't discard the fact you will need an air ride suspension ... and Optimus Performance went for the Accuair unit so this wide body V10 rides as low as she can go, with those massive 295/30 ZR19 R888 Toyo tires nicely tucked into the large fenders at the rear, note the white lettering on this black rubber comes from Treadwear tire letters.
The complete front bumper has been replaced by the Liberty Walk unit, but also the lower fins on this new bumper are installed, making the front even lower than normal, at the side we immediately notice the four wide fenders being fitted with gold finished rivets while the Liberty Walk side sills connect the front wheels to the rear ones ... around the back the extremely low rear diffuser almost impresses as much as that stupendously beautiful carbon fiber rear wing ... the gold details and lettering on this shiny black Gallardo works very well while that quartet of chrome exhaust tips are the icing on the cake.
Note that the paint on this Gallardo isn't a regular black, not even a standard metallic black, Optimus Performance actually had real gold flakes added to the black paint to create an even more impressive shine ... note that the brake calipers have been color coded ... but received 10 times more gold flakes than the bodywork itself.
Naturally creating a car like this can't be done overnight or without the help of suppliers to bring it all together in the end, Optimus Performance would like to thank their sponsors for all their help: Liberty Walk, Kuconnection, Toyo tires, Treadware tire letters, Rotiform and Diode Dynamics.
Make sure to visit the DUB Liberty Walk booth #62114 at the 2015 SEMA show and admire this work of art in real life ...
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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