LS-Swapped Lamborghini Is A Hot Mess On The Track

Two years ago at SEMA 2019, B Is For Build debuted its LS-swapped Lamborghini Huracan in the Garrett Motion booth. As you can probably imagine, this unique build drew quite the crowd as people stopped to check out the LS-powered machine with twin turbos perched at the roofline of the Italian supercar. We had a chance to talk to Chris Steinbacher at the show about this wild swap, and you can read all about it here. Steinbacher told us at the time of our first article that the Lambo tipped the scales at 2,700-pounds, and he expected it to make 1,500 horsepower. He also mentioned that the Huracan was built for drag racing.

B Is For Build’s LS-swapped Lamborghini Huracan was a hot topic at the SEMA show in 2019.

While navigating through YouTube recently, we saw the video title, “LS Swapped Lamborghini Huracan Hits The Track For The First Time!!” Of course, we were curious to see how the car did and had to give it a watch.

In the video Steinbacher and a couple of his friends race on an autocross course, dragstrip, and end with a donut/burnout contest. The cars used for this competition were the Huracan, now called the Burntacan due to the vehicle catching on fire previously, a 2016 body swapped Mustang, and a BMW E92 3 Series. We know for a fact that Steinbacher has well over $100,000 in the resurrected Lamborghini so, you would expect this car to dominate all facets of the track day, but this was not the case. The LS-swapped twin-turbo Lambo was, in fact, a hot mess. 

The Burntacan was plagued from the beginning with a low fuel level (which was fixed), traction problems, launching issues, and electrical gremlins. The only place the car did ok was during the autocross, which it won. The best it could muster on the drag race was a mid-7-second pass in the 1/8-mile. Steinbacher couldn’t get the car to launch. It either immediately smoked the tires or bogged terribly. It looks like he even tried to lunch the Lambo in second gear at the 19.05 mark with the same issues. In the donut contest, Steinbacher had more problems. He states that the car was “completely uncontrollable” and ended with the Huracan shutting off. When Steinbacher tried to restart the car, he said it acted crazy and had serious issues. 

While we were hoping that this LS-swapped beast had better results, it was its first outing at the track, and you never know how that will go. Unfortunately for Steinbacher, it was pretty rough but, it could always be worse, right? We’re sure this thing will be a monster before it’s all said and done. 

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Brian Havins

A gearhead for life, Brian is obsessed with all things fast. Banging gears, turning wrenches, and praying while spraying are just a few of his favorite things.
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