There are a bunch of companies out there that create some very special cars, but they don’t manufacture any themselves. Instead, they often take an already decent car as a base and improve on what’s already there. Bespoke companies like this don’t have to think about their products having mass appeal, they just need to cater to a niche market of fast car buyers and that means they have more scope to do crazy things that would compromise a mass-produced model headed to showroom floors. Norwegian company Zyrus Engineering is one such specialist that focuses its efforts on low-volume projects that use Lamborghini cars as a base. That’s a pretty decent base to start with if you ask us. In the past, they created the track-based Zyrus Lamborghini LP1200 which was based on the already impressive Lamborghini Huracán Evo. The company also created a road-legal version called the LP1200 Strada. From 2018 to now, the company has been continually improving things and has just unveiled the new LP1020 Stimolante. This too uses a Lamborghini Huracán Evo as the base, but unlike the the LP1200, it looks a lot tamer and doesn’t have all the big aero of the LP1200. To the uninformed, it simply looks like a tastefully modified Huracán, but it’s a fair bit more than that. This is evident if you check out the rear of the LP1020, you can see there’s been some pretty serious tweaking under the skin.
To make the Zyrus LP1020 Stimolante special, the 5.2 litre V10 powerplant is no longer a high-revving normally aspirated affair, instead, the car now receives copious amounts of boost for a specially-developed twin-turbo upgrade package. In OEM guise, the Huracán pushes out a rather impressive 470 kW with 600 Nm of torque. After it’s been through the hands of Zyrus, the car now generates an even 800 kW of power, of 1,090 horsepower in funny speak, and the torque figure rises to 997 Nm. Attention was also paid to the underpinnings, and so the car’s already good handling characteristics have been improved to match making the Zyrus LP1020 Stimolante a competent all-round monster. The car now tops out at 347 km/h. One thing that sets the Zyrus builds apart from the usual similar upgrades we see from the famous YouTube tuners is that everything is done in compliance with the German TÜV certification board. The car meets all requirements for emissions (Euro 6), radiation (EMC) and noise level (dB). TÜV has also certified chassis strength and all other modifications and upgrades such as chassis and spoilers. The LP1020 has three drive modes controlled via the steering wheel; Strada for 700 hp, Sport for 850 hp and Corsa for the full 1090 hp. It also gets carbon ceramic discs and pads with upgraded cooling via
electric fans, a carbon fibre front splitter, underplates and diffuser with a carbon fibre spoiler, Lamborghini carbon fibre seats with custom-stitching, Smart Dash data logging with two HD cameras, 6-point OMP harnesses, a fire extinguisher and a titanium half cage.
Take a look at the YouTube video that shows the reveal of the rather awesome Zyrus LP1020 Stimolante, a Lamborghini Huracán-based project that sees the iconic Italian supercar upgraded with the best that Norway has to offer - complete with German TÜV approval. It's like a regular Sheepey upgrade, but better. LP1020 STIMOLANTE reveal at Oslo Motorshow 27 Oct 2023 | Zyrus Engineering AS
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