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Old 09-10-2019, 02:36 PM
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So I'm enjoying ownership of my 2009 LP560, however it's such a nice example I can't bring myself to modify it - and I really want a project, rather than something to polish.

For me, I really want to "make it my own" in terms of styling, etc.

Things I think about doing are, custom wrap, lowering, aftermarket wing, new stereo, new wheels, exhaust, etc. There seems to be a lot more options for the MK1.

I also really like the vents on the MK1.

My concern with buying a MK1 would be mainly the interior being a bit scruffy, but I guess that can always be improved (re-trim, new parts etc).

So, my question is... has anyone gone from a MK2 to a MK1? And are there any pitfalls? Anything I won't like having had an LP560?
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If you do, go manual and the experience will be so different that I think you won’t constantly long for the extra power/refinement/precision of the LP cars. PRt of the joy of the pre lp is its hard-edged, analog, visceral and Raw driving experience. It’s not supposed to drive like an lp, and that is what makes them fun. Lighten it up a bit, convert to rwd, get lighter wheels and an exhaust, and I bet you wouldn’t miss the extra ponies. I’m like you, I’m not sure I would have been able to bring myself to significantly mod a nice, clean lp. However, everything I’ve done to my car is 100% reversible, so when it’s time to say goodbye then it shouldn’t be an issue.
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So I'm enjoying ownership of my 2009 LP560, however it's such a nice example I can't bring myself to modify it - and I really want a project, rather than something to polish.

For me, I really want to "make it my own" in terms of styling, etc.

Things I think about doing are, custom wrap, lowering, aftermarket wing, new stereo, new wheels, exhaust, etc. There seems to be a lot more options for the MK1.

I also really like the vents on the MK1.

My concern with buying a MK1 would be mainly the interior being a bit scruffy, but I guess that can always be improved (re-trim, new parts etc).

So, my question is... has anyone gone from a MK2 to a MK1? And are there any pitfalls? Anything I won't like having had an LP560?
I have an 06 gated MK1, I absolutely love it. It's raw, loud, plenty of power, harsh ride and f1 scream that can't be replicated.

You will miss the smoothness of LP and better egear..I would get an LP in a heartbeat if it had the 5.0 engine!!
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When you say smoothness, are you referring to the gearbox, suspension, or ??
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When you say smoothness, are you referring to the gearbox, suspension, or ??
Have you driven both? Everything about the LP is more "smooth," from the action of the shifter (sorry, my buddy's lp car was a manual), to the suspension, to the steering feel, to the power delivery and sound. Its just overall a much more refined experience. Hard to describe it other than that. pre-lp is raw, which is why I like it (and a really, really good value in the sports car world, imho). There are plenty of faster/nicer/better cars out there, but few offer the same level of aesthetic appeal, driving dynamics, and "wow" factor, at the price point of a nice pre-lp gallardo!
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If you do, go manual and the experience will be so different that I think you wonít constantly long for the extra power/refinement/precision of the LP cars. PRt of the joy of the pre lp is its hard-edged, analog, visceral and Raw driving experience. Itís not supposed to drive like an lp, and that is what makes them fun. Lighten it up a bit, convert to rwd, get lighter wheels and an exhaust, and I bet you wouldnít miss the extra ponies. Iím like you, Iím not sure I would have been able to bring myself to significantly mod a nice, clean lp. However, everything Iíve done to my car is 100% reversible, so when itís time to say goodbye then it shouldnít be an issue.
Yes, I was wondering whether I'd go manual or not if I got a MK1. Considering all my daily drivers are now automatic, a manual might be a nicer reminder of how cars used to be - and I feel like I have more control in a manual (although I'm pretty good at the e-gear now!).

Power I'm not too concerned about, it's still got plenty and if I want more then I can do some mods hey!
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Have you driven both? Everything about the LP is more "smooth," from the action of the shifter (sorry, my buddy's lp car was a manual), to the suspension, to the steering feel, to the power delivery and sound. Its just overall a much more refined experience. Hard to describe it other than that. pre-lp is raw, which is why I like it (and a really, really good value in the sports car world, imho). There are plenty of faster/nicer/better cars out there, but few offer the same level of aesthetic appeal, driving dynamics, and "wow" factor, at the price point of a nice pre-lp gallardo!
Sounds like my late friend's TVR T350. That thing was as raw as they come, I really struggled to drive the thing for the first 15 mins!! However, it added to the craziness.

As you say, I probably need to try one before I can really make any sort of decision.
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