Date posted : August 27. 2015
I'm sure we all know some of the cars that have been created by Kato-san for LB Works, based on Sant'Agata's super cars like the Lamborghini Murciélago and the Lamborghini Aventador, more recently the first steps for an LB Works Huracan have been seen, but Kato-san isn't slowing down and he and his company now prepare the launch of the LB Works Gallardo.
That's right, the predecessor to the Lamborghini Huracan isn't bound to be forgotten if Kato-san can help it, and with a total of 14,022 Gallardo having been built in Italy the market for a wide body LB Works kit is larger than any other Lamborghini kit they offer (about 4,000 Murcielago, over 4,000 Aventador and over 3,200 Huracan up to date) ... so an LB Works Gallardo makes perfect sense for an artisan like Kato-san.
The LB Works Gallardo by LB Performance comes as a complete kit at $23,000 according to a price list on the Liberty Walk Japanese website, with a new front bumper, front diffuser, side sills, rear diffuser, version 3 rear wing and naturally four wide fenders ... no painting, no mounting included, and I think installing those wide fenders will once again require some cutting into the original wheel arches, and that's an action you shouldn't take lightly if you don't have a workshop with competent people.
The Liberty Walk website also lists the parts of the kit separately ... albeit the four wide fenders aren't listed as a stand-alone part, perhaps you can't order these outside of the entire LB Works kit:
The new LB Performance Type II front bumper in FRP is listed at $5,300
The LB Performance side sills in FRP are $2,850
LB Performance offers two versions of the rear diffuser:
Side sills in FRP at $3,350
Side sills in CRFP at $4,250
Same for the Type I rear wing from LB Performance
Rear wing Type I in FRP at $3,400
Rear wing Type I in CRFP at $4,300
LB Performance rear wing Type II in CRFP at $6,200
LB Performance rear wing Type III in FRP at $4,300
LB Performance stainless steel exhaust tips are $1,680
The very special Airrex air ride suspension kit for the Lamborghini Gallardo is listed at $7,900, but really a must-have to get the look Kato-san has envisioned for the LB Works Gallardo, low and wide.
At the moment there are only 3D digital renders available for this wide body Gallardo kit, and while it surely isn't the first 'wide' Gallardo version (IMSA took that honor with their Gallardo GTV and Hamann created the Gallardo Victory and Victory II) this LB Works Gallardo is one of the most aggressive looking, especially with that massive race inspired rear wing.
Now LB Performance does list three types of rear wing on their Gallardo kit, so I guess one of these will be that special 'Duck' tail seen on the Huracan and Ferrari 458 versions from LB Works ... which do look amazing if you ask me.
So if you own one of those 14,022 Gallardo that left the factory doors between 2003 and 2014 you might be interested into converting her into an LB Works Gallardo ...
PS : prices are actual upon date of publishing, they might have changed, so do get in touch with LB Performance for an up to date price list and availability of the LB Works Gallardo parts.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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