India definitely is a special market for sports car maker Lamborghini. The company has launched a limited-edition Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 for the Indian market, and it’s so exclusive that only SIX of these will be made and sold here. This is a special edition to mark the 50th anniversary of Automobili Lamborghini.
What’s exclusive with the Lamborghini Gallardo LP500-2 India Special edition?
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 (rear-wheel drive only) is one of the more popular models of Lamborghini sold in India. The six exclusive special edition cars for India will be priced at Rs. 3.06 crore ex-showroom Maharashtra. (Prices have shot up after the Union Budget due to a steep increase in import duty.) Also read: Lamborghini launches LP560-4 and LP570-4 supercars in India
Here’s what’s special about these cars:
These six cars will come in a special colour combination. They are available in three body colours – Pearl Orange, White and Pearl Green, a sort of tribute to the Indian tricolour, the national flag. These six special edition cars will also have the tricolour stripes pasted and running lengthwise over the bonnet, the roof and the rear engine cover. Also read: Lamborghini launches Aventador Roadster
On the car’s quarter glass near the driver’s door on the right side, there is a small plate with the moniker “India Serie Speciale”, denoting that this is a special edition car for India.
Inside the car, there is some degree of exclusivity as well. The Gallardo LP550-2 for India has an all-black interior. But the driver’s seat has seat stitching in green, while the passenger’s seat has stitching in orange and the centre-console, doors and dashboard (all covered in leather) have stitching in white – again an extension of the tricolour theme.
This legendary sports car is a purists delight and is a treat to drive, because it is as close as it gets to a raw sports car. It is powered by a 5.2 litre V-10 engine that puts out 552 bhp of power (hence the 550 moniker) with rear-wheel drive and a six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifts. Also read: Driving two Lamborghini Gallardos on the Buddh International Circuit
With an India special edition, it won’t be surprising if all six are sold within a couple of months.