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2009-11-02 07:44
Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Lamborghini
Model LP620 Yarrow
Engine 5.2l V10
Power 462kW
Torque 786Nm
Think your Gallardo Spyder would be better as a Yarrow? No, we don’t get it either, but German tuner Wheelsandmore is at it again.

Based near the French border in the village of Baesweiler, Wheelsandmore specialises in bespoke, dynamic conversions for top-line European performance cars.

The company’s latest tuning kit is based on the Lamborghini's LP560-4 Gallardo Spyder - an already rather mental car, even in stock form.

After Wheelsandmore’s technicians are done with the Gallardo Spyder it transforms into a more powerful, better handling package curiously named the LP620 Yarrow.

Wheelsandmore exhaust plumbing brings out the best of Lamborghini's 5.2l V10...

Significant power gains - without force induction?

A trick exhaust system (buoyed by high-flow catalytic converters), ECU recalibration and a carbon-fibre airbox bumps power up from 412- to 462kW.

Rotational force benefits generously form the engine’s improved breathing regime, adding 246 extra units of torque to peak at 786Nm – a very impressive achievement without forced induction…

Better brakes

To keep the additional performance in check are new brake rotors and callipers at each wheelcorner.

Up front the Wheelsandmore rotors measure 380mm (actuated by eight-piston callipers) whilst at the rear wheels 360mm discs are grabbed by six-piston callipers.

Factor in the brakes increase in diameter )15mm fore, 25mm aft) and friction to heat energy management should be slightly better than the standard Gallardo.

Upgraded brakes should do a fair bit of hauling down the LP620 Yarrow down from speed - in itself much easier to achieve thanks to having 768Nm on tap...

Coilovers too

Wheelsandmore’s LP620 Yarrow attempts to shore up the Gallardo Spyder’s road holding characteristics too -  courtesy of a set of coilover springs at each wheelcorner.

The new suspension features adjustable dampers, which usher in a cabin actuated 45mm ride height lift when necessary – especially good for clearing pesky velocity regulating obstacles such as speed bumps.

Peculiarly, for a German aftermarket tuning kit, the Wheelsandmore LP620 Yarrow features relatively temperate subtle upgrades.

Beyond the eye-popping bumblebee yellow finish (a colour which always looks particularly fetching on Lamborghinis) you’ll only notice a few new carbon-fibre parts – the front splitter, side mirrors and aft diffuser.

Rounding off the Wheelsandmore LP620 Yarrow conversion are six-spoke 20-inch wheels rolling Dunlop Sport Maxx rubber.

If you have close to £200 000 to spend on a roofless Lamborghini (price includes stock Gallardo off-the-floor), then the Wheelsandmore LP620 Yarrow could factor in as an alluring option.

Terrible name though…


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