It might look like something out of a Burnout video game but this is what happens when you slap custom-made straight pipes onto a Lamborghini Gallardo. The result: Belching blue fireballs. Our inner hoon couldn't be happier.
This is what Lamborghinis are supposed to be — flame-snorting, ridiculous, bombastic, outrageous machines worthy of the charging bull on the badge — machines that should be feared as much as respected. In fact, there's something very wrong about a Lamborghini not consumed with a desire to maim or incinerate its operator.
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This work is the creation of Fluid MotorUnion, who designed a completely new straight-pipe exhaust system using computational fluid dynamics to optimize for back pressure, flow and system weight and then manufactured it in stainless steel.
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At full chat, the dual tips will belch fireballs due to an unexpected quirk in the flow profile. They emerge with such explosive force as to produce a shockwave. Sweet.
The stainless steel system develops an additional 30 HP over stock 25 lb-ft of additional torque. Those numbers are great, but shooting fire is totally worth the undoubtedly high price of entry.
Since the car will live in the real world the system is fitted with vacuum and servo actuated valves from Hyperflow which mute the wild wail of the unrestricted F1 sound coming from the Lambo's V10. Here you can see the entire exhaust system with temporary vacuum lines running to the valves. At the flick of a switch or under agressive tip-in those valves open back up and attempt to set the world on fire. One please.