That the Italian raging bull manufacturer Lamborghini is all set to launch the Gallardo replacement Huracan in India was known earlier. And in an update, Business Standard reports its launch time frame here.
According to them, the Huracan will be launched in September. While major supercar manufacturers like Buggati and Koenigsegg are facing the brunt of the sliding Indian economy, Lamborghini has been performing pretty well. The company claims to have sold 22 units in 2013, registering a growth of 29 per cent. The company already has an outlet in Delhi and Mumbai and is planning to open its third outlet in Bangalore.
The new Huracan LP610-4 is powered by the same colossal naturally aspirated V10 engine of the Gallardo, displacing 5204cc to produce 618.7PS of maximum power and 569Nm of peak torque, enough to accelerate you to a 100kmph in 3.2s. The 200 shall come in 9.9s and the car will max out at 325kmph o-n-l-y! All of this controlled by an electronically controlled all-wheel drive system and a 7 speed LDF dual clutch transmission.
The Huracan has already registered 1,000 bookings worldwide (and this is really interesting as Lamborghini’s total sales in 2013 ware 2121 units). In India, Delhites are booking the Huracan the maximum but surprisingly smaller cities like Surat, Ahmedabad, Ludhiana and Chandigarh are also adding to the tally. The company is also working to increase its distribution and service network in the country. At present they offer round the clock service and technicians can reach any destination in a day.
While in most countries, Lamborghini customers are working professionals, in Indian the major chunk of the customers are business folks between the age of 35 to 40. In comparison the global benchmark is 25-45.
Lamborghini has significantly reduced the waiting period to three days and can get any spare part shipped in 10-12 days. Unfortunately though, the taxation policy has stopped customers from reaping the benefits of this short waiting period, supercars in India attract a whopping 172 per cent tax! Making it unimaginably expensive for most. And by the way, Huracan is expected to be priced upwards of Rs 3.4 crores.