Nera My God to Thee: Blacked-out Lamborghini Gallardo Blasts to New Standing Mile Record [Video]
It’s the middle of winter here in the Northern Hemisphere, meaning most racing is suspended until the mercury starts to rise again. This is especially true in the case ofMoscow Unlim, the series in which Russia’s top tuners (and, it must be said, bravest drivers) launch a United Nations ofsupercarsdown a mile-long dragstrip just outside the Motherland’s capital in search of lower elapsed times and higher trap speeds. But then again, who says they have to confine their high-speed hijinks to Russia?
Such was the case back in November, when some of the sport’s best travelled toTympaki Airporton the Greek island ofCrete, for the first ever meet on foreign soil. However, when all was said and done, one team stayed behind with itstwin-turbocharged Lamborghini Gallardo Nera(an all-black special edition from 2006). They did this not to enjoy the nice weather, but to set a new standing mile record, which they did, setting new marks of20.845 secondsand254.5 mph. Not bad for a “junior”Lamborghiniwith a good-ol’-fashioned three-pedalmanual transmission…