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  • Underground Racing Lamborghini Huracan hits 259 mph in the half mile

    The world of half-mile racing is on a continual quest for higher speeds. One of the leaders of this adventurous pack is Underground Racing, the North Carolina shop that takes Lamborghini engine modification to dizzying heights. We're talking 3,000 horsepower heights to be specific. Last year, Underground Racing set a new half-mile record when one of its twin-turbocharged Huracans hit 257 mph with Gidi Chamdi at the wheel. That record fell the weekend of June 16-17 as Underground Racing went even faster. The 1320video team was on hand in Colorado for the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack event held...

  • Underground Racing goes 257 mph in Lamborghini Huracán
    3,000-hp Lamborghini Huracán from Underground Racing sets new 1/2 mile record

    Underground Racing has returned to the half-mile three times in the past year, and each time it's outdone itself with its 3,000-horsepower, street-legal Lamborghini Huracán. Most recently, the car was driven to a record speed of 250.27 mph. This has since been obliterated with a 257 mph...

  • Underground Racing Huracán 1/2 mile record run
    Twin-turbo Lamborghini Huracán sets new 1/2 mile world record of 250 mph

    Underground Racing is back at it, and it seems nothing can slow the shop down. Less than seven months after the performance house set the half-mile world record of 247 mph in a Lamborghini Huracán it built, it's back, this time with Gidi Chamdi behind the wheel of its latest Huracán...

  • Twin-turbocharged Lamborghini Huracán by Underground Racing
    Underground Racing-tuned Lamborghini hits 247.25 mph over half mile for new record

    When Gidi Chamdi in his twin-turbocharged Lamborghini Gallardo cracked 240 mph over the standing half mile for the first time ever back in June, we thought his record would be safe for a while. Little did we know that within just a few months another twin-turbocharged Lamborghini, this time a...

  • Underground Racing sets a new Audi R8 quarter-mile record
    UGR Audi R8 rips off low 9-second pass in the 1/4 mile

    The latest-generation Audi R8 is essentially a gentlemen's Lamborghini Huracán. It's packing the same V-10 engine, and the four-ringed beast makes 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. It's fast. It's beautiful. It's fantastic. For some, however, it's not fast or fantastic enough, and...

  • Underground Racing's twin-turbo 2017 Audi R8 Plus
    Underground Racing has already slapped two turbos on the 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus

    Audi's finally given the world the new, second-generation R8 for 2017. While no one would call it slow, more power never hurt, right? Clearly that's the thought over at Underground Racing (UGR), as it's already slapped two turbos on the new R8 V10 Plus. That's right, the V-10 engine, which comes...

  • Gidi Chamdi in modified Lamborghini Gallardo hits 240.64 mph in standing half mile

    If you ever wanted to know what 2,300 horsepower packed into a modern car can do, then take a gander at this video filmed at the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack in Colorado Springs, Colorado over the weekend. It features madman Gidi Chamdi setting a new world record for a standing half mile behind the wheel of a highly modified Lamborghini Gallardo prepared by the folks at Underground Racing. Chamdi reached a speed of 240.64 mph, which is a new world record for a street-legal car. It’s also the first time anyone has cracked 240 mph in the event. To put in perspective how batshit crazy this...

  • Twin-turbocharged Lamborghini Aventador built by Underground Racing
    This Might Just Be The Quickest Lamborghini Aventador In The World: Video

    The Lamborghini Aventador is a quick car in any form. But hand it to the men and women at Underground Racing of Charlotte, North Carolina, and it becomes a completely different beast, one capable of outpacing virtually any other car on the planet--at least in a straight line. A Lamborghini...

  •  Underground Racing Twin-Turbo Lamborghini Huracan
    Twin-Turbo Lamborghini Huracán Sets New Half-Mile Record: Video

    To put it mildly, the 601-horsepower Lamborghini Huracán isn't exactly slow out of the box. But after the mad scientists at Underground Racing work their magic on the 5.2-liter V-10, the performance goes completely ballistic. With the help of the company's twin-turbo X package, power climbs...

  • Lamborghini Gallardo modified by Undergroung Racing hits 234.86 mph in a standing half mile
    Twin-Turbo Gallardo Hits 234.86 MPH Over Half Mile, Sets New Record: Video

    If you’re looking for an expert in extracting huge power from exotics, one name you’ll hear often is Underground Racing. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, the company regularly builds kits that come with four-figure horsepower ratings, and one of the most popular models its customers...

  • 1,200-horsepower Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 built by Underground Racing
    Underground Racing Builds 1,200-HP Lamborghini Aventador: Video

    With 1,200 horsepower onboard, Underground Racing’s Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 will sprint from 0-60 mph in just 2.2 seconds.

  • Underground Racing Audi R8 V10 TT
    1,000-HP Underground Racing Twin Turbo Audi R8 V10: Video

    The team at Underground Racing have done it yet again: put over 1,000 horsepower to the wheels of a supercar. It never really gets old, especially when they turn out such great videos highlighting their work. The latest project is an Audi R8 V10. Interspersed with detail shots of their aesthetic...

  • Robert Himler's mom screams as his Underground Racing Gallardo accelerates.

    Remember that incredible video of the fire-spitting twin-turbo Underground Racing Gallardo we showed you a few weeks back? Well the videographer and owner, Robert Himler, has gifted us another brilliant video, this time of his (rather attractive) mom screaming as he mats the gas pedal. She protests that she has sweaty palms, and after the acceleration, that she "hates that," but she can't restrain the hysterical giggling such cars tend to induce. The best part of the video, though? The evil little grin on Himler's face as he prepares to unleash the 1,250-horsepower beast. Watch past the first...

  • Robert Himler's Underground Racing Gallardo shoots flames
    Underground Racing Lamborghini Gallardo Shoots Flames In HD, SloMo: Video

    Fire, the sound of a V-10 engine, and a high-def, slow-motion camera. For some of us, this is church. Robert Himler, sir, you are a god among men. Keep up the good work. Oh, and thank Underground Racing for us, too, if you would. Be sure to go full screen and 1080p. This video deserves it. The slow...

  • Underground Racing’s twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo wreckage
    Video: Twin-Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo Crashes Due To Wardrobe Malfunction

    The Underground Racing name has become synonymous with high-performance exotics, thanks mostly to the tuning firm’s special projects like this 250+ mph Lamborghini Gallardo and fire-breathing Murcielago LP670-4 SV. So it’s safe to say that the Underground Racing modified Lamborghini...

  • Underground Racing 1,500 horsepower Lamborghini Gallardo
    Underground Racing Builds 1,500 Horsepower Lamborghini Gallardo

    The Underground Racing name has become synonymous with high-performance exotics, thanks mostly to the tuning firm’s special projects like this 250+ mph Lamborghini Gallardo and fire-breathing Murcielago LP670-4 SV. With a score chart like this under its belt, it’s not surprising that...

  • Underground Racing Ferrari 458 Italia twin-turbo kit
    Underground Racing Presents Ferrari 458 Italia Twin-Turbo Kit

    The Ferrari 458 Italia is regarded by many as near-perfect (including us). Breathtaking styling, impeccable handling and dynamics, and an engine unmatched in its naturally aspirated performance by any other automaker; it really is a gift sent from god. In stock form the car’s 4.5-liter V-8...

  • Lamborghini Gallardo Nera
    Video: Underground Racing’s Lamborghini Gallardo Nera Set To Return

    Underground Racing is an American tuning firm based just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina that specializes in twin-turbocharging kits for Italian exotica, namely Lamborghini’s Gallardo and Murcielago supercars. The firm has a reputation for building some of the most awesome power-up kits...

  • Underground Racing's Lamborghini Gallardo TT crashes at the Texas Mile

    Doing cartwheels might have been fun as a kid, but it's not so much fun when you're an adult, traveling 200-plus-mph in a highly customized 2,000-horsepower twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo at the Texas Mile. Fortunately the driver was unhurt and walked away from the crash--proof that modern safety equipment isn't only necessary, it's effective. As for the cause of the crash? It was initially speculated that strong cross winds caused the car to lose traction once the chute was deployed to slow the car, and while that may still have been a factor, it looks like the car maintained stable forward...

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    Video: Fire-Breathing Underground Racing Twin Turbo Lamborghini LP670-4 SV

    How to build an Italian flamethrower: take the lightweight, hyper-fast Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV and throw a pair of turbos at it. Run it up to about 150 mph, then come off the gas. Instant three-foot flames. Brilliant. This teaser video shows us the handiwork of Underground Racing's...

  • Underground Racing's 250-mph Lamborghini Gallardo
    Video: Underground Racing Gallardo Breaks 250 MPH At Texas Mile

    The twin-turbo 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo is edging up on its big cousin, the Bugatti Veyron, in top speed.

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