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19 June 2013

This is the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 India Limited Edition

Longitudinally-mounted V10, rear wheel drive and Indian tricolor-based racing stripes - that's the India-edition Lambo for you

Amaan Ahmed
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A little over five months have passed since we brought an exclusive to you in the form of news about a made-for-India Lamborghini Gallardo. There's been a lot of questions surrounding the topic ever since - "Will it look any different?" "Will it have any more power?" "Will it have a red beacon and 'Govt of Banana Republic' inscribed in bold on the numberplate?"

The answers to those questions are no, no and god no. Lamborghini launched the India Limited Edition Gallardo LP 550-2 (quite a long name that, in keeping with Lambo tradition), and it looks very Indian. No, there are no gaudy plastic seat covers or limbu-mirchi to ward off evil eyes. Instead, you have the Indian tricolor racing stripes taking pride of place on the Gallardo's bodyshell. Inside the almost-all-black interior is an "India Serie Speciale" plate near the driver's quarter glass, and the driver's seat gets green stitching, while the co-passenger's seat is stitched in orange. Natural to have the dash and the doors stitched in white, then.

And that's about it, when it comes to the India-specific bits. The drivetrain has been left intact, which means that the Indian-at-heart Gallardo still employs that bombastic 5.2-litre V10 that belts out 543bhp and 540Nm of torque, and all that power, channelled by a six-speed, sequential e-gear…err, gearbox, goes to the rear wheels only.

On to the business end of things. Lamborghini will only make six of these stock-clearance India-edition Gallardos, and you can only buy them in orange, white or green (Arancio Borealis, Bianco Monocerus and Verde Ithaca, to help you brush up on Lambo-speak). It retails at Rs 3.06 crore (ex-showroom, Maharashtra), and one car has already found a home. There's five of 'em left. Too much of a patriot to let this "limited-edition" pass, or would you rather just get yourself a standard LP 550-2 and paint the town orange, white and green?

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