2005 BF Performance Gallardo review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 1 March 2006 , 06:03:01 byEmil

Filed under Lamborghini

BF Performance Gallardo

BF Performance from Zug in Switzerland has dedicated itself to tuning Lamborghini vehicles and offers all its customers the option of styling their vehicles in the "home of special Lamborghinis" with a more individual and personalised touch. To this end, the tuning expert endeavours to emphasise the sporty contours and to enhance the interior and exterior by fitting body-styling elements that lend the vehicles a racing car feel. The material carbon also plays a significant role in this regard.

At the front end, a carbon fibre front spoiler ensures optimised aerodynamics. At the rear end of the Gallardo, this task is undertaken by a diffuser and an efficient boot-lid rear spoiler from the same material. The latter moves the sports car closer - from a visual aspect - to the FIA-GT Lamborghinis. This completes the first step in the direction of a racing car. However, on the series-produced Gallardo, drivers can look in vain for the gullwing doors associated by both young and old with Lamborghini since the Countach. This expensive solution has fallen victim to the red pen. Nevertheless, BF Performance customers need not lose heart. Since, upon request, a gullwing door conversion kit is also available for this compact Lambo, which makes the 520 bhp sports car finally look like a "genuine" Lamborghini.

An "audible" modification - and a few brake horsepower more - is achieved by fitting a race track exhaust system, which is available in two variants. It is also possible to adapt its visual appearance to match the sportier sound of the engine. For this purpose, BF Performance supplies a carbon fibre engine compartment.

The matt black wheel rims stand out particularly well against lighter paintwork in such colours as yellow, for example. BF Performance equips these wheels with a set of Pirelli Corsa sports tyres. Incidentally, three-piece wheel rims are also available.

BF Performance 'tunes' the interior of the Gallardo in the same way as the exterior consistently in the style of a racing car. For instance, BF Performance fits racing seats along with matching 4-point safety harnesses in black and the necessary adaptors. Upon request, BF Performance can also cater to the driver's personal measurements by modifying the seat position, widening the seat by up to 4 cm or by fitting a made-to-measure anti-sub strap. In addition, the tuning specialist also offers shoulder pads in leather (choice of colours) and seat covers in Walknappa leather, with visible stitching upon request.

A further highlight is the carbon heated seats, which BF Performance fits with the electrics included. The interior can be styled even further by fitting a 15-piece carbon fibre kit. And if a driver should feel the urge to allow the 520 bhp motor to run free on the racing circuit, to be on the safe side, BF Performance can also fit a stainless steel roll cage. A particularly useful feature to avoid damage when manoeuvring is the option of fitting a rear-view camera.

Following the conversion, which costs around 28,000 euros, this "compact" Lamborghini looks like a genuine racing car. As such, nothing now stands in the way of a few laps around the Nürburgring-Nordschleife racing circuit.

Official BF Homepage: http://www.bf-performance.com
Official Lamborghini-Homepage: http://www.lamborghini.de