Jon Olsson is a man who has fine form when it comes to his car collection. In the past, his winter rides have included an Audi RS6 DTM, an Audi R8, a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Lamborghini Murciélago, a Nissan GT-R and a Le Mans-style prototype race car and, his pièce de résistance, however his newest daily driver, an 800bhp Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4.
“I wanted a sick-looking car with great tuning capabilities,” Olsson said. “Four-wheel-drive was high on the list, so I started with a list of potential cars including a new RS6 DTM, Nissan GT-R and Ferrari FF. But then I moved over to sports cars as I love the reaction when I arrive at ski slopes in them. I then narrowed it down to the Audi R8, McLaren 650S and Lamborghini Huracan. I fell for the Huracan as I love the design and the V10 kills it sound-wise, plus it has four-wheel-drive.”
After owning the car for a short time, Olsson started work on stripping it down in order to build it back from the ground up. He enlisted the help of Swedish tuner Stertman for something a little more ambitious.
“Initially, I planned to build a crazy widebody kit. But after driving the stock Huracan, I realized that I did not want to mess with the suspension geometry. And to be honest, I thought it looked so good stock that I did not feel that it was worth the amount of time it would have taken to build a new body. I just told Stertman Motorsport to build me the fastest car possible while maintaining the driveability and feel of the car.”
The first thing Stertman did was get a VF supercharger kit for reliability with good horsepower gains. There are also Eventuri carbon fiber air intakes and a full Akrapovič exhaust system with customized catalytic converters built into the headers. The Huracan has been lowered with a K&W suspension kit and carbon ceramics brake discs were shelved in favor of Girodisc steel discs. The reason for the brake swap is in the winter and around ski resorts where temperatures are cold and grit and salt is plentiful, steel is a better option than carbon.
Nine months later the car was complete. So off it went to be wrapped by WrapZone in Olsson’s infamous camo design then to 56°Nord, where they added a wonderful full-carbon ski box on top. Just look at those mounts.
“It’s ten times more refined than the Gallardo, which is the huge difference. But I think the handling is the biggest difference. I have never been in a car that gives me this much confidence in high-speed cornering.”
“Most people think I am crazy that I put ski boxes on Lambos,” Olsson said on his blog. “But since I am going to use this and drive around in the Alps all winter, I need space for my skis!”