The Ultimate Lamborghini Experience

Not a Countach to be found

California Speedway

Owners' track day

Gallardo LP560-4

Cousin to the R8

5.2-liter V-10

MMI, anyone?

Best bang for the buck?

Superleggera

High speed

High speed

Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce custom

Scissor doors

Spoiler

6.5-liter V-12

Audio by Kenwood

$8.75 million

More than meets the eye

Custom paint

Custom sound

Chassis bracing

GoPro Hero Motorsports

We were recently given a chance to get behind the wheel of a supercar at the Ultimate Lamborghini Experience, held at the California Auto Club Speedway. Of course, we jumped at the opportunity.
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Beverly Hills Lamborghini brought out a few Lambos to join the owners' personal Gallardos and Murcielagos.
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California Auto Club Speedway is a fast track that can accommodate NASCAR races and the high-speed Lamborghinis. The infield portion tested the supercars' handling.
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Owners are given a chance to really work their machines without fear of a speeding ticket.
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The vehicle we were given the keys to was the Gallardo LP560-4 (pronounced guy-yard-o). This quarter million dollar machine does 0-60 in under 4 seconds with an electronically-limited top speed of 202 mph.
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When viewed in profile, the Gallardo's shared architecture with the Audi R8 becomes quite visible. Both vehicles feature similar AWD systems with transmissions based on the same R-Tronic technology.
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Under the rear deck is a 5.2 L V10 with FSI direct injection generating 552 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque.
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If the Gallardo's stereo looks familiar, it's because it is. An example of parts sharing, the Lambo uses Audi's MMI interface.
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Some of the owners speculated that, in many ways, the nimbler Gallardo LP560-4 is a better car for the money than the bigger, more powerful Murcielago, which doesn't change direction as readily.

Top Gear has actually proven this by piloting the LP560-4 around its highly technical track faster than the Murcielago LP640.
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The Gallardo Superleggera is a lightweight model that slots between the base Gallardo and the LP560-4. The Superleggera sheds more than 150 pounds and gains 10 horsepower over the standard Gallardo.
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On the front straight, I was able to achieve upwards of 140 mph in the Gallardo LP560-4.
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While I went fast in the Gallardo, Murcielago drivers bragged of speed in excess of 155 mph, well short of both vehicles' top speeds.
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Al & Ed's brought out the most extreme Lambo this side of a Reventon, the Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce custom.
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Unlike the Gallardo, the Murcielago features the iconic "Lambo doors."
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The SuperVeloce featured some extreme aerodynamics. Check out this huge rear spoiler and diffuser.
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The Murcielago LP670-4 is powered by a 6.5-liter V-12 that is even more powerful than that of a standard Murci. Horsepower is rated at 661 ponies with 487 pound-feet of torque. It goes 60 mph from a stop in about 3 seconds.
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The standard SuperVeloce doesn't come with an audio system. Al & Ed's has rectified this omission with a Kenwood double DIN unit.
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More than 30 vehicles in attendance, worth anywhere from $200,000 to well over $300,000. That calculates to about $8.75 million worth of vehicles in one parking lot.
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This Murcielago, customized by Al & Ed's, looks like it would be right at home in the latest "Transformers" movie.
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This example was bathed in silver and matte black paint before being shod with Giovanni wheels.
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With the engine in the back, the installers chose to mount the Murcielago's amps in the trunk in the front.
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A few of the Murcielagos featured chassis stiffening braces, as seen here.
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To capture their on-track experiences, a few of the drivers used GoPro Hero cameras. Check out our full review.
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