Chasing Extreme Dreams In A Twin-Turbo Huracán
Dream Big

What’s the point in doing anything unless you have a goal? An ambition or dream that keeps you reaching for it at all times.

I’m sure most of us have seen a wild and crazy race car, maybe in a magazine, online or on TV, splashed in sponsors stickers and a colourful livery, and imagined what it would look like clean and painted in one colour, void of brands and badges, and rolling down the street. Unlike most of us, however, Marc – the owner of this fully insane Lamborghini Huracán – actually put his money where his mouth is.

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This is his dream car, and he’s built it with zero compromises.

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From the moment Marc first laid eyes on the wide and aggressive Huracán Super Trofeo GT competition car, he had it in his mind to build a road-going version. But this was long before he’d even perused the brochure and decided to make his dreams a reality.

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Marc didn’t know exactly how he was going to do it, or if he’d even be able to source the rare Super Trofeo competition conversion, but his mind was set on making it happen.

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So, after much deliberation, he took the first and probably most daunting step and ordered the car. From the offset the Super Trofeo was the inspiration, so, like the race car, Marc made sure to order the exclusively rear-wheel drive Huracán 580-2 variant.

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Marc’s choice of colour was the gorgeous Grigio Telesto grey, which along with his choice of rear-wheel drive, meant an agonising six-month lead time for the car to be built from scratch.

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Having grown up tuning Hondas in his backyard, it didn’t take many miles after delivery before Marc decided to start fettling with the Lambo. Granted, Hondas and Huracáns may seem like a world apart, but they’re both still just cars at the end of the day, and I’m sure we can all sympathise with that feeling when the itch to modify comes along.

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With a twin-turbo conversion in his mind, Marc sent the car to a tuner who shall remain nameless, and was less than pleased with the results. “It was a horror story,” Marc tells me, sparing the details. “They never tuned my car, and thank goodness I never pushed it past 4,000rpm [because it was untuned]. They also promised they could get me a legit Super Trofeo body kit, but to cut a long story short the kit never came and I ended up getting screwed over.”

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Marc decided to take matters into his own hands, pulling the Huracán from the unnamed tuner and delivering it to the fabrication experts at Sheepey Race.

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“Sheepey Race redid the whole turbo kit, created a custom pie-cut titanium exhaust setup and, most importantly, installed a stand alone management system tune with Syvecs,” Marc says.

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A pair of Precision 6466SP turbos now deliver 5.6psi of boost through the 5.2-litre V10, producing over 800 rear-wheel horsepower. The intake side of things is kept cool by a pair of custom Sheepey Race/CSF intercoolers, while custom Sheepey Race intakes and throttle body adaptors work in harmony to proper the Huracán forwards.

The exhaust alone is a work of art – who can deny a pie-cut titanium system curving out of the rear aperture – surely this looks as good as it sounds?

The entire engine bay is shrouded in carbon-Kevlar – from the Shadowcraft strut and reinforcements bars to the cosmetic engine covers, and there are also carbon fibre intakes.

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A pair of blue anodised remote damper reservoirs break up the sea of carbon; the Huracán is lowered on a set of JRZ RS Pro coilovers, with an Umbrella VRH pneumatic cup kit providing up to 75mm lift in tight spots.

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While the twin turbo conversion is undoubtedly impressive, it’s the Huracán’s aesthetics that draws most of the attention. The stock car is a head-turner, but the Super Trofeo wide body really turns it into something special.

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Marc ended up sourcing the carbon fibre body kit from a friend in Europe, and it was delivered to LTMW so the fitting could commence.

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Once again, Marc couldn’t just leave it be – he had to modify. The stock Super Trofeo front and rear quarters are plastic, which just wouldn’t do, so Marc had them remade in carbon fibre reinforced FRP.

What’s more, the Super Trofeo rear quarter panels are actually the same width as the OEM road-going Huracán panels, but Marc wanted to accommodate more girthy rear rubber – when you’ve got around 1,000hp to play with, you need all the help you can get. So, as you do, he had the rear quarters custom-widened by two inches at each side.

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Calling the now cavernous fenders home are a set of custom BBS LMs. The size markings on the wheels now bear no resemblance to the actual dimensions; LTMW teamed up with AR Motorwerkz to create a set of one-off 20×9.5-inch front and 20×12-inch rear LMs using custom lips and barrels.

These are then wrapped in sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber all around, measuring 245/30R20 front and 325/25R20 rear.

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The aggressive wide body kit is finished off at the rear with the completely OTT and imposing Super Trofeo dry carbon chassis-mounted swan-neck rear wing.

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All around the exterior there are splashes of carbon fibre – from what you can see with the custom Emm Tuning carbon louvres, and Super Trofeo splitters and diffusers and rear three quarter inserts, to what you can’t see with the full Lamborghini carbon-Kevlar front and rear fender liners. The latter even form part of the complex rear diffuser setup. It’s all pretty mad stuff.

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“Ive always wanted to build something crazy, and always want to be the first at something,” Marc tells me. “It’s in my competitive nature. I have a friend up in NorCal that built a streetable GT3 Ferrari, and his build inspired me to go all the way and build a streetable race car that looks good and is comfortable.”

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Marc’s car was two years in the making, and from what he tells me the build has consumed every single part of his life, physically, emotionally and financially. “What’s special to me about the car is how proud my loved ones are of me for completing my dream build,” he explains. “Only my close circle knows the hard work, time, and money that has gone into this, and I couldn’t have done it without them supporting me. Especially my wife for putting up with all of this bullshit.”

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“With how aggressive it looks, two turbos, over 800 rear-wheel horsepower, and weighing in under 3000lbs, this car makes me feel like the first day of high school after a fresh haircut,” he continues. “Every time I hit boost it makes me giggle, and I feel like I’m in a dream where I can’t believe this is mine.”

Jordan Butters
Instagram: jordanbutters
jordan@speedhunters.com

Photography by Mark Riccioni
Instagram: mark_scenemedia
Twitter: markriccioni
mark@scene-media.com

Marc’s 2017 Lamborghini Huracán 580-2 Twin Turbo

Power:
802rwhp/710rwt @ 5.6psi boost

Engine:
Sheepey Race twin turbo conversion, Precision 6466SP turbos, Precision wastegates, TiAL blow-off valves, Sheepey Race/CSF carbon-Kevlar intercoolers, Sheepey Race carbon fibre intakes, Sheepey Race throttle body adapters, HD clamps all around, Sheepey Race titanium pie-cut exhaust, Sheepey Race titanium pie-cut dump pipes, Sheepey Race cat delete, Shadowcraft carbon-Kevlar engine bay covers, Shadowcraft carbon-Kevlar intake manifold cover

Electronics:
Syvecs standalone engine management system

Drivetrain:
OEM

Suspension:
JRZ RS Pro coilover system with external reservoirs, Umbrella front & rear full cup kit, Shadowcraft carbon-Kevlar strut bar, Shadowcraft carbon-Kevlar reinforcement bar, reinforced subframe.

Brakes:
OEM

Wheels/Tyres:
BBS LM 20×9.5-inch front, 20×12-inch rear, brushed finish with high polished lips, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 245/30R20 & 325/25R20 tyres

Exterior:
Lamborghini Super Trofeo carbon fibre wide body conversion, Super Trofeo dry carbon chassis-mounted wing, Super Trofeo carbon fibre 3/4 window inserts, Capristo carbon fibre engine bonnet, Emm Tuning carbon louvres, Lamborghini carbon-Kevlar front & rear fender liners, painted in Lamborghini Grigio Telesto, PPF wrap with Suntek clear bra & ceramic coat
Marc would like to thank: first and foremost his wife, LTMW for always being there and helping out, Alex from Sheepey Race and finally Ron from Armotorwerkz for being a good friend for 10 years making sure he got drunk at least once every two weeks to deal with the stress of this build!

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1

Can you even go wrong with Sheepey Racing at this point? Great job on the car, but also dealing with all the stress that comes along with it, especially the untold stories. Also, 12 inch wide wheels at the back, god damn, that's T H I C C

Seeing people's dreams come true is probably the best part of this website.

2

That's pretty cool if the build got 400 pounds out of the car after making it wider and adding a turbo kit (motor trend showed an estimated weight of 3340 pounds).

Does the launch control still work effectively with the stand-alone engine controls?

3

Really nice car. Not my cup of tea or what I would throw my money at but it looks like this gentleman took the time to build things right. Count on a woman to have to "put up" with someone building a Lamborghini. LOL

4

Carols,

I TOTALLY got your point man. Don't know why Jordan got so upset. What're you're saying is that men(in general) have to "put up" with A LOT of stuff dealing with women so for Marc to say what he said was like an oxymoron. She "put up" with his car build. No need for anyone to get testy. Women complain about men "constantly!" Been married twice myself. Nothing(except mom) will take the place of my old skool Jetta though! Out of work 6 years after 9-11 and 3 years ago did the ENTIRE car from top to bottom and FINALLY got it the way I wanted. $17,000 in last 3 years. I LOVE this car to death. NGP Racing in Maryland REALLY did it right! Those guys are incredible! And so is my ride! Too bad we're going into winter. Summer was lousy. Rained constantly. Next car for me: Porsche GT3. CAN'T wait.

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Feel free to not be able to take a joke from a 55 year old man who has followed this sight since the beginning and will no longer be thanks to this millennials sharp witted tongue. Have a great day speedhunters.

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As a 55-year old I'm surprised you've not grown out of the 'I'm taking my ball and going home' approach to discussions. You can't say something that you *know* is controversial and then throw your toys out the pram when someone responds to it.

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Thanks for reading. But feel free not to add any more misogyny to the comments section again.

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#metoo

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The Huracán is one of the VERY few supercars I would actually want to own, and easily my favorite Lambo ever. The build looks well done, and does the car justice. Congrats on ticking off a dream car, I can only imagine the motivation and work put into making that possible.

What was with the pull-over, though? Just noise?

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This is actually my favorite version of a Lamborghini as well...

I was actually thinking the same thing about the stop too. Did they actually get pulled over during the shoot?? I can't imagine why...maybe because some dude was hanging his body half-way out the car shooting it???

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Yeah, now that you mention it, I do think permits are required to film in public when you're out possibly affecting traffic.

12

Insane looking car and some great pics! The build quality looks pretty great too.

Maybe I am just nit-picking but...

Unlike most of us, however, Marc – the owner of this fully insane Lamborghini Huracán – actually put his money where his mouth is.

Not sure what is up with the broad suggestion of this statement. Tons of guys are modding their car within their means so they ARE putting their money where their mouth is. Even if it is the little honda with a wing that doesn't match, fart can and some stickers, that is the creation of some dudes imagination with him utilizing what he has available. This dude - Marc - just happens to have a few hundred thousand lying around to put towards his dream - but that doesn't mean others don't put their money where their mouth is. Sure, props to him to following it through and the skilled guys at Sheepey Race to build it, the car itself looks mental! Sorry Jordan, you write some great articles, but in this case; the amount of money spent = chasing your dream: is just BS.
Anyways, again, sweet car!

13

That singular sentence that you picked out of a 1,200 word article referred to actually making his dream car a reality, not building just a car.

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I'd love to take the Pepsi challenge with this dude, Marc. I bet we put a similar percentage of our annual income into our respective projects...unless dude is a millionaire. If that's the case, I'd TOTALLY win that challenge!!!

I put my money where my food is. My car has made me so broke, I've had to go back to hunting and gathering.

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That singular sentence that you picked out of a 1,200 word article referred to actually making his dream car a reality, not building just a car.



But we both know that singular sentence gets more attention due to where it has been placed. It is also hard to not take the sentence literally when looking at a car starts at a couple hundred thousand, its a Lamborghini, money is part of the equation of having this car. The impact of the sentence would be different if it was on an article of a s13 sr20 track/stance/drift etc build or something more "normal", the dollar signs would not be as much on the forefront of a readers mind. The sentence may not even be used at all in that case. That is why it makes more of an impact ~

That being said, it looks like I misunderstood its intention! My bad!

16

If I'd have infinite amount of money probably would do the same :D It's like a crazy build in a video game but in real life.

17

Carbon-kevlar fender liners...talk about walking the walk!

18

Beautiful build and great write up. Though why say it has almost 1000hp when clearly it doesn't. And is even referenced to not having 1000 twice more in the article. Thats either a very generous rounding up or just lazy hyperbole.

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800rwhp = approximately 1000bhp at the crank.

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From what I have heard and read about the car, the 1000hp number is a conservative estimate of crank output and the 800 is at the wheels.

21

Well executed, and the end result looks great.

But this guy was playing with Honda's in his backyard and now builds a Lambo. Doing some digging would probably discover some questionable stuff.
To the author: Take off your blinders!

Author22

Envy is a very ugly emotion. And one that’s difficult to hide.

It’s none of my business what he does - I’m here to tell you about the car, not his biography.

23

yeah, stop thinking critically you hater. def not cool to question things you should just see expensive cars and gawk at them and never factor in morality or how people acquire things. thats not important at all in life. hater.

lets call him envious because we have to keep our clout with people who pay our bills. yay!

Author24

Or how about speculating is a shitty thing to do and maybe he’s just worked hard to get where he has rather than spending his time caring about what others are doing?

25

just reminding people to think critically. When you say "envy is an ugly emotion" what you're essentially saying is:

"Don't question anyone with money. Clearly you only want what they have." By doing this you take a legitimate inquiry into someone's morals, values and ethics (the core of being a good person & human being) and you're dismissing them on a material basis.

It's a really cheap shot at someone who is probably at their core just curious how this person acquired their wealth. In my experience dealing with many many many many many wealthy people the ones who are quiet about are always the dishonest ones once you do some digging.

I love cars, but sometimes we have to sit in the corner for a little while and think about the bigger picture kiddo. Bye now.

26

People come up in life all the time, and we all start somewhere, what are you getting at?

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Daniel P Huneault

I got a buddy who makes alot less than I do but has more than 3 times the money invested in his car - its all about priorities. I would like to put more time and dedication in but family life does take priority... love the intro pic btw jordan!

28

Good article, and amazing car.

But....... I still cringe every time I hear "dry carbon fiber" used in context though. It doesn't exist; it's a term the automotive aftermarket made up. If a part is made from pre-preg (pre-impregnated) carbon fiber, say that. Don't call it "dry carbon fiber", which would be conceptually be carbon fiber without any resin applied, therefore not directly usable to make anything. Pre-preg carbon fiber has resin applied, so it isn't "dry". I know the aftermarket likes to make stuff up, but it would be better to learn the proper terms that are used in every other industry besides the automotive aftermarket (like motorsports, and aerospace, and windpower, and the OEM automotive sector).

I'm not singling you out Jordan, as you're not the only writer on this site who says "dry carbon fiber".

29

I get where you are coming from, I cringe almost every time I hear "bespoke" and "vintage" used in a way I think is incorrect.

...but Nissan (who are pretty big in the OEM automotive sector) call it "Dry Carbon" in all of their official material so I think you'll just have to let this one go.

30
Barbara Whoppers

Hmmf, probably looks even better in person...and THAT’S sayin’ something!

On a side note, this Mark guy is really making Mike Garrett’s old, zero-effort photography look REALLLLY BAD.

31

Marks photos, Jordan's words, and one hell of a Lambo? My life is complete!

32

I love that the owner used an actual racecar bodykit, instead of some tacky aftermarket solutions I was sad to see on this website. If I ever wanted and had the means to do a widebody turbocharged Huracan, this would be exactly they way to do it. Amazing car.

33

Need for Speed,it's real ! :D

34

after reading hundreds of speedhunters articles and looking at easily thousands of photos, I have to say this is one of my favorite sets on the site. Fantastic shots, and props to you for continuing to shoot as you got pulled over (assuming it wasn't staged)

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