Back in late summer, before Targa Trophy MEGARUN, we installed a Capristo exhaust on a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. Here’s a glimpse into the inner workings of that project.
As is the case with any enthusiast automobile, exhaust modifications are always at the top of the list. It’s no different if it’s a Camaro or a Lamborghini – exhausts are on almost everyone’s mod list. Here we have exactly the latter… A Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 getting a very impressive Capristo exhaust.
This is a valved-exhaust, which can be triggered with a wireless remote to open and close valves inside the system. If you’re crawling out of your home at 5am to head to the office or Cars and Coffee, you keep the valves closed. As soon as you want to get loud, you push a button and the valves open up to let all the Lambo V10 fury out.
In the video you can listen to a clip of the stock Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 exhaust sound, labeled “before.” Then it goes into a time-lapse sequence of what went into removing the old exhaust and installing the new Capristo exhaust. As you can see, a lot of the back end of the Lambo has to come out in order to access the exhaust system.
Alain Alba, who is no rookie to working on super cars, manned the project. Just a week or two before this project, he installed a Larini exhaust into an Audi R8 Spider. As some of you know, the Audi R8 and Lamborghini Gallardo share very common traits. Both cars need a lot of work to access the exhaust system.
Like all our projects, the attention to detail is second to none. In no time, Alain had the car back together and we got busy laying down some audio clips to complete the video. That part is of course labelled “after” in the video above. Notice how it’s louder and has more grunt, yet does not lose the Lamborghini character.
So there you have it. If you have a supercar or are thinking of getting one, you can feel confident in letting us upgrade your exhaust for you. There’s nothing like a high-quality, well-designed exhaust system that can cleanly go on and cleanly come off to protect your resale value or if the car is on a lease.