The 2019 SEMA Show is coming up fast, and there are always amazing machines and impressive projects worthy of attention. This year our interest is piqued by a particular creation that’s rather ambitious, and by that, we mean epic on a galactic scale. That’s because it involves an Italian supercar, American V8 power, a manual transmission turning the rear wheels, and the craziest thing of all – fire.
Folks who follow B is for Build on YouTube know what we’re talking about. For the last few months, the channel has been filled with clips showing a 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 getting fresh body panels and a monster twin-turbo LS V8 good for 1,500 horsepower ... at the wheels. That’s right, this Lambo is ditching its high-revving V10 for a single-cam V8 built in Texas, but before you go screaming sacrilege, know that this car shouldn’t even exist in the first place. Four months ago it was literally a smoking mess, having burnt to the point where the engine was barely recognizable, never mind salvageable. By all rights, this Lamborghini was dead.
Gallery: Lamborghini Huracan Twin-Turbo V8 SEMA Build
Enter Chris Steinbacher, the man behind B is for Build. He wanted to create a unique Lambo, and this burnt-out shell proved to be a good starting point despite the carnage. The channel chronicles the project from the beginning – and we do mean very beginning – and it progresses through the big 7.0-liter V8’s installation in the rebuilt chassis. An Audi R8 manual gearbox handles the shifting, and aside from the litany of custom bodywork courtesy of a design by Khyzyl Saleem, the reborn Lamborghini wears panels taken from a Huracán Super Trofeo.
The YouTube channel leaves off with the engine going into the car, but judging by the press photo we received, the V8-powered Huracán is dialed in and it’s quite the looker – especially when you consider this was a burnt shell just a few months ago. The car will make its official debut at the Las Vegas Convention Center on November 5.
Garrett - Advancing Motion to Unveil Twin Turbo LS-Powered Lamborghini Huracan at the 2019 SEMA Show
WHAT: Garrett - Advancing Motion will be pulling the cover off an unprecedented custom vehicle built by YouTube personality Chris Steinbacher of B is for Build at the 2019 SEMA Show. The 2015 Lamborghini Huracan was purchased as a fire-damaged bare shell and has been transformed into the world’s first manual transmission, LS-powered, twin-turbocharged Huracan. The vehicle is equipped with a 430 cubic inch Texas Speed LS engine, twin Garrett GTX3582R Gen II turbochargers and a Graziano transmission from an Audi R8. The body of the vehicle has been modified based on a Khyzyl Saleem design and outfitted with carbon fiber body panels from a Huracan Super Trofeo.
Garrett - Advancing Motion will also be hosting a meet and greet with Chris and the B is for Build team at the booth Wednesday, November 6th from 3-5 p.m.
WHERE: Garrett - Advancing Motion Booth # 24468
SEMA Central Hall/Performance Hall
Las Vegas Convention Center
WHEN: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
To see the unveiling live, tune into the Garrett - Advancing Motion Facebook page at 2:00 p.m. on November 5th.