The Ferrari 458 Speciale and the Lamborghini Huracan Performante make up one of the rarest and most advanced Italian supercars ever made, they can be seen leading this multi-crore motorcade of supercars.
The Supercar scene in India has been steadily growing, and in metropolitans like Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, enthusiasts who own these cars often socialise closely and go on Supercar trips in their powerful machines. One such instance was spotted in the National Capital, where two Italian cars, a Lamborghini and a Ferrari could be seen leading a pack of 11. Such a sight is not a normal phenomenon in India, and naturally people stop to gaze at the magnificent machines.
Now the Lambo and the Ferrari are no common models, they are the Huracan Performante and the 458 Speciale. Both of these cars are a notch above the standard models, as they get a much more track focused approach which reflects in the engine, transmission and the overall setup of the car. Firstly the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, visually one notices the massive Bonded carbon fiber rear wing and the dual exhausts which are now smack in the middle of the rear. The V10 got tuned to make 631 horsepower and 601 Nm of torque which powers the four wheels to propel the car to a hundred in 2.2 seconds (Fastest for a Lambo), the engineers also extensively used Forged carbon fibre to reduce the weight by 40 kilos. The car features something called ALA-Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva which uses active aero components to greatly increase the speed, agility and most importantly the uncanny grip from the four wheels, around 750% more than the standard car. The Performante clocked the Nordschleife at 6:52.01, amongst the fastest to do so. ($274,390-INR 4.5 Crores)
The Ferrari 458 Speciale is also placed at a higher echelon than the 458, using a more aggressive aerodynamic design and a more powerful engine. The Ferrari’s V8 which i often called the Best engine ever made, tuned up to 597 horsepower and 540 Nm of torque. Various technical improvements like forged wheels, bigger spoiler, improved bumpers are added, a system called Slip Angle Control which tracks the side-slip of the car while cornering and uses Formula-1 developed Torque management and distribution. The engine accelerates the Special to a hundred in 3 seconds. This Speciale also comes with Racing livery on the Rosso Corsa, priced at INR 4 Crores and with only 900 cars ever made, its value is higher today.
Following the Italian cars, the German supercar Porsche 911 GT3 can be seen in red. The 911 has often been called the ultimate track car, and the GT3 is definitely that. This 911 comes with active rear spoiler and rear steering, along with a heavily tuned 4 Litre Flat six-cylinder unit that makes 493 horsepower and 460 Nm and the famed PDK transmission that makes instant gear changes and accelerates the car to a hundred in 3.5 seconds. The GT3 is instantly recognizable with its rounder headlamps, a much beefy bodywork and the big slit in the bonnet which feeds air through the car for aerodynamic stability.
The rest of the motorcade is also flash and speed, with a BMW Z4 which in its M trim comes with a 3 litre I6 engine that makes 335 hp that can accelerate to a hundred in 4.6 seconds(INR 95 Lakhs -M40i). The Mercedes-AMG E63 S comes with a 4 litre Twin-turbo V8 that makes 612 horsepower and can push the car to a hundred in 3.4 seconds which is brilliant for a full-size sedan(INR 1.8 Crores). The BMW M3 (last gen), the Porsche 718, and the old Mercedes G63 AMG is also visible guarding the pack from the rear. This group of cars is rare, very expensive and for us petrolheads-VERY LOUD!
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