This is the stuff of dreams.
European Auto Group should need no introduction at this point. The small shop in San Antonio, Texas has created some of the world's most unique aftermarket transmission swaps and conversions for vehicles that were never offered with a manual transmission. Some of EAG's highlights include the world's only gated manual Ferrari 430 Scuderia, and the world's first 2020 Toyota Supra with a manual transmission.
EAG has also announced plans to build an AMG GT with a manual using the seven-speed transmission from an Aston Martin Vantage. Now, the company has teased its latest project that is currently in development: the world's first gated manual Lamborghini Huracan.
The Gallardo was the last Lamborghini model to be sold from the factory with a gated manual box. By the time the Huracan was introduced in 2014, nearly all supercars had switched to dual-clutch transmission because they are faster on a racetrack and more usable for everyday driving. But EAG still sees the value in a manual transmission, especially a gated box.
While the finished product will undoubtedly be slower than a dual-clutch Huracan, it will almost certainly be a livelier driving experience. The Huracan's 5.2-liter V10 engine produces 610 horsepower in stock form, but the car EAG is working in is far from stock. As you can see from the company's teaser video, it shoots fire from the exhaust.
The car was formerly owned by popular YouTuber named Peter Saddington, who has since sold his car. EAG will perform the swap using the six-speed gated manual transmission used on the last-generation Audi R8, which links up to the Huracan's 5.2-liter V10. Should the swap turn out well, we expect EAG to offer it for future customers as well.
EAG is currently in the process of expanding in Florida, as its San Antonio location simply isn't equipped to handle the demand for manual swaps from the enthusiast community. Automakers may continue to say there is no demand for the manual transmission but EAG has proven that there is a willingness out there from people who still respect the art of shifting their own gears.