Archive for October, 2010

Rough Week For Orange Lamborghini Gallardos

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , on October 29, 2010 by AutoSpotters

First the 235mph airborne orange Gallardo at the Texas Mile on Saturday, now this in NYC…


Photo credit: Tony King

Underground Racing Twin Turbo Gallardo Wreck At The Texas Mile

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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We were there to see this happen – still truly amazing the driver walked away.  Strange things happen at 235mph.

Video via: Gary Javo

Texas Mile – October 2010. Photo Recap.

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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Up until the point that the Underground Racing twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera (rumored to have 1900+whp) went end over end after making a 235mph pass, the main topic of conversation at this October’s event was the reports this may the the last Texas Mile event.  We initially ignored the story because everyone at the Texas Mile seemed to have “the inside story”, yet each “inside story” seemed to be different from the other.  However, we  have now been told, from a reliable source, that the rumor could easily be true – there is a chance that the owner of the airport, where the event has been held since 2003, may lose the property for whatever reason. BUT, do not worry – the evet will not die.  We have confirmation that there is a backup plan to move the mile to an unconfirmed location.

And yes, it is hard to believe, but the driver of the air born Gallardo (pictured below) is OK and walked away!

And onto the pictures…

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Texas Mile – October 2010

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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Check in for updates and photos from The Texas Mile, October 2010 event:

Friday’s top car mph was 241 – Lamborghini Gallardo.

15mph quartering headwind on Friday had cars running almost 20mph slower than they should have been.

The SW Toyota Supra used the whole runway, plus some, resulting in a broken car.

Saturday:
Underground Racing Gallardo went end over end at 235mph. Driver OK – Car not OK.