Italian luxury carmaker Lamborghini on Thursday launched its limited edition Huracan Avio at a price tag of Rs 3.71 crore (ex-showroom Delhi).
Inspired by fighter jets and aeronautics, the Huracan Avio – the name drawn from aviation -- will have only 250 units available globally.
It is powered by a 5.0 litre V10 engine that delivers 610HP to the wheels through a dual-clutch eight-speed gearbox.
The supercar sports a twin stripe running head to the tail. The doors come stamped with an “L63” logo, indicating the year the company was founded – 1963. The logo also bears a tricolour cockade generally seen on fighter jets.
The Avio comes in five colours but buyers have options to customise -- from the upholstery leather, colours of the stripes to the mirrors -- under the carmaker’s Ad Personam programme, which the company says will ensure that no two cars look the same.
It will take four-six months for the car to be delivered.
So want this supercar? You have five days to order, beginning Thursday.
The Italian carmaker also teased its maiden SUV – Urus due for worldwide launch in 2018.
Lamborghini in India
Talking to HT, Lamborghini India chief Sharad Agarwal said through the Huracan’s special feature, we have addressed Indian buyers’ concerns about low ground clearance,given the uneven condition of the roads in the country.
“… But we wanted to break this misconception, so we took the Huracan to Khardung La, the highest motorable road in the world, last year. These cars can really go anywhere,” he said.
You can raise the clearance from a standard 165-170mm to 175mm.
In India, Lamborghini has showrooms in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, with plans to expand to other cities.
Last year was good for the carmaker in India after four negative years. “There’s also a rise in the number of first-gen entrepreneurs in India and this trend has shown us good sales,” Agarwal said, without sharing the figures.
“We expect more buyers this year too ahead of the festival season.”
Any special offers? “Well, we bring good cars to India. That’s our festive offering” he said.
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