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I’ve always had a thing for Lamborghini wheels, particularly the original Gallardo wheels, being installed on Audis. The front Gallardo wheels actually work great for many Audi applications, given they are 19×8.5 with the correct 5×112 bolt pattern – the rear wheels are very wide and difficult to run on an Audi, but it can be done with a little fender work and tire stretch.

It’s definitely a love it or hate it look, but I don’t think it’s a “poser” wheel given Audi & Lamborghini are owned by the same parent company and share so many parts (for instance, the V10 found in the S8 and Gallardo, or the steering wheel found in the Gallardo & R8).

Finding a set of 4 front Gallardo wheels is tricky – you can usually find them on eBay for about $600 each, or you can look around Craigslist for some take-offs, but you need to be patient, and possibly willing to spend some coin. Hartmann also makes a Gallardo replica wheel called the G5 which fits great, but I guess part of me doesn’t like running replica wheels, and the Lamborghini center caps really set the wheel off, which the replicas would be missing. Still, I’ve been strongly tempted by these wheels more than a few times, as I think they look great – especially on the B6 platform which has some good angles & curvature to match the wheels IMO.

Through cruising around Audizine as well as Google and other Audi forums I’ve built up a small collection of cars running Gallardo wheels – if you see your car here and want it taken down, let me know.

 

About the author: Nick Roshon

 

Nick Roshon is a blogger who is passionate about Audis and European cars in general. He owns a 2006 S4 and before that had a 2006 A4. His driving experience includes numerous track days throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. In his day job, Nick is a digital marketer and lives in San Diego, CA, USA.

 

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18 Comments

  1. The white B5 RS body is perfect. I’m loving it.

  2. I’ve looked at the pictures, and decided I’m not a fan of these. IMO, they look to “busy” on an Audi. They make sense on a Gallardo with all its angles, gills, and intakes…. but on something as smooth as an Audi (short of an R8) I think it detracts, especially chromed. I much prefer the flat 6-spoke Avus wheels which are similar but cleaner.

  3. @Steve – they do kind of remind me of the Avus wheel, only more aggressive (and 19″ versus 18″). I somewhat agree with your take on it – they look a little busy, but if you’re car is very extreme, you can pull it off. I think it works slightly better on the B6 body style since its a little more edgy compared to the B7 or B5, but I go back and forth.

  4. They look good and deserve to be on an audi S4.

  5. You’re absolutely right Nick, the B6 pulls it off perfectly! Then the S8/A8, followed by the wide-bodied B5 RS4s, the B8 with the B7 and non wide-bodied B5 in last. Great wheels and great blog man.

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  8. I wanted to no if u can help me with my fitment of gallardo wheels on my b7 s4 wheels are 19×8.5 et 42 front and 19×11 rear et55 car is lowered on H&R coils thank you

  9. The fronts should bolt up no problem. The rears are really tough – you’ll need at least 15-20mm spacers and want to stretch as skinny of tires as you can. I gave up trying to make the rears work and found 2 more front wheels to use for my rear.

  10. Yeah I’m going to try a 25mm spacer and eventually going to roll and pull the fenders a little I’m thinking… Any ideas ?

  11. Very nice Nick. I am about to do the same thing to my 2009 S6. The Lambo rears are 295mm and the fronts are 235mm (about a 2.5″ difference). My OEM rims are 265mm and the thing I’m trying to figure out if the offset will be enough in the rear to accommodate the extra 30mm width. Without spacers, were the inside of the tires ever ware due to contact with anything?

  12. On my S4, the rear wheels did hit on the inside along the control arms and I think something else too. But it might be different on your S6. My guess is you’ll need some spacers, but probably not nearly as much as I needed on the S4…

  13. so nick I’m thinking along the same lines as you with the lambo wheels. my only thing is i have an 03 a6 2.7t and wana know if fitment would be the same as on a s4 because i do believe my car is a lil bit bigger. currently i have 19×8.5’s on it with a stock suspension(i live in jersey where the roads are terrible). also i have 5mm front spacers and 10mm in the rear. might consider doing eibach pro kit if possible. will i still need 25mm in rears and also a stretched tire? thanks for any info

  14. You’ll still have a lot of difficulty fitting the rear 11″ wheels in the back, but you may not need as much of a spacer or stretched tire. It’s tough to say without trying it, but then gentleman I bought my OEM Lambos off of was running the 11″ rears on his A8 with stretched tires and spacers so you’ll still need to do some amount of both, but it will probably be more workable than my S4…

  15. Hello gentleman…!my name is Gus and I’m living new york.. I have a 2000 audi s4 b5 and I’m looking for the lamborghini rims but I have a question… how I can fit those rims to the back I need only spacers or I have to do a lot of work???

  16. You would need a LOT of work to fit the rears, I ultimately gave up on it withe mine and just ran four front wheels, which is also easier on the drivetrain & quattro system. I have a little more info on that here: http://nickscarblog.com/cars/oem-lamborghini-gallardo-wheels-on-my-s4-new-photos

  17. Have you run across a thread where someone tried to fit these on a B7 RS4 (2008)?

  18. No, but I’d really, really like to see someone try! The offset on the rear wheels is kind of awful though, my guess is you’d need to run very large spacers to clear the brakes and control arms…

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