Manual transmissions are becoming increasingly rare as a number of cars are going automatic only.
That wasn’t the case with the Lamborghini Gallardo, but the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera did come standard with an e-gear transmission. YouTuber Peter Bjorck happens to own one and he decided to convert his car to a six-speed manual.
This isn’t an easy or affordable task as his latest video gives a look at what’s involved. This includes buying a number of new components such as cables, the shifter and the clutch pedal assembly. That’s just the tip of the iceberg as Bjorck also had to purchase an assortment of brackets, rubber bushings and springs.
Besides having to buy a ton of new components, Bjorck had to tear apart the center console and remove everything that that was specific to the e-gear transmission.
Once Bjorck gets everything finished, he’s pretty impressed with the results as he says it’s an “amazing feeling” to be driving the car with a six-speed manual. He also explains he wasn’t a fan of the original e-gear transmission as it wasn’t always shifting according to his liking.
Despite the initial success, Bjorck eventually decides to remove the transmission to check out its internals. After he does this, Bjorck says he’s going to replace the original throwout bearing and make some electrical changes to ensure everything is working properly.
There’s no word on how much time or money Bjorck has invested into the conversion, but it’s probably safe to say quite a bit on both counts.
H/T to Autoweek