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Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 to zoom the Indian roads
Tags : Satya Bagla,Airtel-Indian Grand Prix,Aventador LP 700-4,Formula One,Automobili Lamborgini SpA
Mayank Kumar  | Tuesday, Nov 8 2011 8:33PM IST
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 to zoom the Indian roads
Latest in the segment, Aventador LP 700-4 is said to be priced at INR 3.69 crItalian luxury sports car maker, Automobili Lamborgini SpA taking situational advantage post the Indian Grand Prix initiated the launch of the all new Aventador LP 700-4 model in India, priced at Rs 3.69 crore (Delhi ex-showroom) on Thursday. Being introduced at the Geneva Motor Show March this year, latest Aventador has already received 20 orders from customers belonging to the Indian billionaire club. The company claims to have received over 1, 500 bookings globally. "This year we expect to sell around 20 Lamborghini in India and aim to double the tally in 2012, " said Satya Bagla, managing director of Lamborghini's sole dealer in India, Exclusive Motors. Bagla also mentioned the rise in sales of luxury sports cars in India after formula one racing event Airtel Indian Grand Prix being held here. Hinting about the company’s current strategies Bagla stated that the carmakers expect the market to gain momentum for such luxury marquees.Powered by a 12-cylinder and 6.5-litre engine, the Aventador is among the fastest street-legal cars in the world and can touch a top speed of up to 350 km per hour. Crafted from composite carbon materials that are used in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Lamborghini the Scissors Doors, Aventador accelerates to 0-100 km/hour in just 2.9 seconds. Lamborghini would open its second facility in Mumbai next year. "India is one of the fastest emerging markets for sports car for us. Aventador is a consistent continuation of Lamborghini's brand values something that now has a huge potential after the success of the recent Formula 1 race. Taking the brand further, we plan to extend our reach in the Indian market by starting the next showroom in Mumbai in early 2012, " said James Page, Marketing Manager for SE Asia and Pacific, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. According to industry insiders, the Indian market where around 100 such sports cars with the likes of Ferrari SpA, Aston Martin, Porsche and Bugatti coming over the crore plus bracket were sold last year, is expected to double in 2011. The Aventador, which carries taxes in excess of 100% like other imported cars, has a waiting period of up to 18 months for Indian customer.By- Syed Fazal Abbas Rizvi