World’s First 2JZ Lamborghini Wakes Up to Life with Ridiculous Exhaust Sound

Normally, the soundtrack of a 2JZ is the kind that would make a Lamborghini driver alert, since these Toyota motors love to take Supras (and a bunch of other contraptions) to the kind of dynamic level that allows them to compete with Raging Bulls. But the Gallardo sitting before us has come up with a life hack, welcoming the infamous Japanese straight-six into its engine compartment.

Welcome to the world’s first 2JZ Lamborghini, a build that will get you confused with pleasure. Whether you’re listening to the #1 Instagram clip below, which brings the beast’s first startup, or the #2 video, a moderate 4,000 rpm soundcheck, be prepred for a bit of a learning experience—as confirmed by some of the most popular comments of the posts, some people seem to hear the, um, typical roar of a turbocharged Lamborghini V10 (remember when these used to be considered radical?) or, in any case, something that doesn’t quite feel like your typical supped-up Supra voice.

Then again, a look at the intricate design of the exhaust headers, or the brutal look of the post-turbo piping, the hardcore aural experience makes full sense. Come to think of it, the complexity of the said hardware is matched by that of the cantilever suspension, the kind of feature the factory fitted to the Lamborghini Aventador.

Bryce Yeager (a.k.a. yeagerbomb142), the vlogger behind the project, has mentioned an output of 1,000 hp, but the max muscle is not the headliner here—there are 2JZ projects with two times or even three times that power, but we’re more likely to hold this one in our memory, aren’t we?

Speaking of which, before anybody frowns over the said enthusiast having thrown away the factory V10 of the supercar, you should know he actually rescued the Sant’Agata Bolognese machine, bringing it back to the road.

We’re looking at a 2005 Gallardo that was partially consumed by flames (frunk and parts of the cabin). Reportedly started by a heater, the fire led to the dismantling of the supercar and while we’re not aware of the 5.0L motor’s fate, the six-speed manual is still in place—extra points for saving the manuals here.

When Bryce found the car, this had been resprayed by a Las Vegas specials that had also added a custom front end (this will be further tweaked) and was using the Italian exotic as a piece of display.

Revving it at 4k RPM, it’s going to get real nasty at 9k,” the caption of the second video reads. And all we can say is we’re prepared to embrace the future.



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