14.02.2009 IMSA TUNING ANNOUNCE "GTV" UPGRADE FOR THE LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO LP560-4

IMSA TUNING LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO LP560-4 GTV

German specialist Audi and Lamborghini tuner, IMSA-Tuning, has presented the first image (above) and details of its cosmetic and mechanical upgrade to the new Gallardo LP560-4, which its dubs as the IMSA LP560-4 GTV.

German specialist Audi and Lamborghini tuner, IMSA-Tuning, has presented the first image and details of its cosmetic and mechanical upgrade to the new Gallardo LP560-4, which its dubs as the IMSA LP560-4 GTV. IMSA has wrought changes with the addition of some mild aerodynamic kit parts, as well as making pwer upgrades to engine, improving the suspension, new wheels and the widespread use of new interior materials.

Externally the bodykit that IMSA has crafted for the Gallardo LP560-4 adds a little extra to the overall shape, and is limited to an aerodynamically optimised revised front apron, bigger wheelarches for all four wheels (with air intake slots cut into the front one set) as well as a rear bumper with an integrated diffuser. These changes are complimented by news side skirts, making the car took more sporty and to kit within the concept of IMSA's GTV kit upgrades.

Under the skin IMSA-Tuning claims to have pushed the Gallardo LP560-4's factory-standard power output from the 5.2-litre V10 engine up from 560 bhp to 600 bhp. This also equates to an increase of around 15 bhp over the power output that IMSA-Tuning squeezed from its previous performance upgrade to the Gallardo (however then it was working with the previous model's 5.0-litre V10 engine). To get this additional power increase IMSA claims that it completely re-works the intake side of the engine by using the latest CAD measurement devices and machines, the inlet and outlet ports are extensively modified in terms of their structure and diameter using high-tech work stations, special camshaft profiles are designed and tested and, finally, the complete exhaust system is replaced by an IMSA high-performance sport exhaust system.

For maximum safety and driving pleasure, IMSA-Tuning has developed a chassis suspension and safety package without any compromises. The exclusive IMSA sport chassis suspension system is electrically adjustable in terms of ride height and setting to satisfy any individual driver's preferences and track's needs. Various setting options provide a perfect set-up for any intended use. Additionally, IMSA's exclusive high-performance brake system with 380 millimetre brake discs and 8 piston brake callipers at the front and 360 millimetres brake discs and 6 piston brake callipers for the rear provides the driver with the highest reserves and guarantees negative acceleration at the level of racing cars. IMSA's technicians deliberately decided to use steel as their material of choice as it turned out the best option for every day use after extensive testing. For more extreme demands, IMSA also offers a racing version of its exclusive IMSA high-performance brake system.

The LP560-4 GTV rides on the firm's multi-piece "IMSA Challenge" wheel the firm claims is a real design evolution in the wheel segment. The double spokes are extracted to the outer part of the wheel in order to achieve a maximum visual impression. The IMSA Challenge wheel sets the standards in terms of functionality and quality. Its forged, weight optimised wheel hub star combined with the high gloss polished stainless steel outer wheel rim bed and a flow formed inner bed are the perfect symbiosis for the current state of the technology. The IMSA high-tech Challenge wheel is then fitted to the hub of the wheel by using the exclusive IMSA centre bolt system.

Inside the cockpit of the LP560-4 GTV IMSA-Tuning sets out to create the maximum individuality by using the finest, most exclusive types of leather and Alcantara materials, carbon fibre trim parts, as well as using various metals such as aluminium and titanium. All these materials can be combined and designed very differently. The firm caters to the individual ideas and wishes of its customers by providing extensive advisory service.
 

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