As we have been finding out first hand recently here at CRANK&PISTON, the Lamborghini Gallardo is a rather fine machine. If we had the funds available, both myself and Phil would quite happily make our way down to the Lamborghini showroom in deepest darkest Deira in Dubai and front up the cash for one.
However, we’re not sure whether we’d go as far as the owner of this particular example which has just been wrapped to perfection by the folks at FibraFoil in Dubai. Starting with a white LP560-4 Coupe, the team have gone to town with this hardcore foiling.
The owner is planning on running this Lambo in next year’s Gumball 3000 Rally across Europe – the event may be nine months away, but it pays to be prepared!
Using the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk as inspiration, a military-inspired design (first created by the team at Cam-Shaft Premium Wrapping) was applied by Monja at FibraFoil. Along with the matt gunmetal grey bodywork, there were plenty of graphic details plus a whole lot of rivets.
Of course, they’re not actually real rivets – rather a clever way of simulating everyone’s favourite fastener with a ring of vinyl placed between the bodywork and the main wrap itself.
In all, there’s just over 7000 of the rivets all across the car. And yes, someone at Fibrafoil had the oh-so interesting job of counting them all to put onto the invoice.
The overall effect might not be to everyone’s taste, but you certainly can’t fault the guys for trying to produce something out of the ordinary.
It’s not all grey though – there are a couple of flashes of red on the tops pf the mirror and across the spoiler at the back. The overall result is imposing to say the least.
Though the engine in this LP remains stock for now, who knows what the owner has planned before the Gumball in May?
A twin-turbo kit by any chance? At least then the car will actually spit out some flames to accompany the warning stickers.
To achieve a high quality of finish, most of the parts of the Lambo are removed for foiling then married back to their rightful place on the car. The guys at FibraFoil take their time ensuring that no air bubbles remain and all the joins are millimetre perfect.
Quite why anyone would be thinking of stepping on the spoiler is anyone’s guess – but then again, the Gumball is known for some rather interesting behaviour from those involved.
And to think that just a couple of weeks ago, the Lambo looked like this.