It had been quite a while since the last hyper car entered Pakistani territory. This year started out with a bang for the automotive enthusiasts in Pakistan in the first week of February, the Pasban Group of Faisalabad imported one of the most advanced and fastest hyper cars in the international automotive industry today. The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, Lamborghini’s lastest flagship model in over a decade.
There were many rumours at first, some thought it cannot be possible. The duty and taxes of the customs department will cost way too much and the most common sentence one would say, ‘where will it be driven?’. Well, it’s officially here and it’s on the roads.
This behemoth of car is the fastest Lamborghini has ever made. The monocoque comprises almost completely out of carbon fibre which makes it both lightweight and very tough at the same time. It is powered by a hand-built 6.5L V12 engine which is paired to a single-clutch 7-speed semi-automatic gearbox. The numbers are surreal for a naturally aspirated hypercar, it chucks out 700 horsepower and 510-Ibft of torque. 0-60MPH time is a cool 2.9 seconds, quarter mile time is 10.3 seconds at 135MPH and top speed is 217MPH (350km/h).
Some other features of this behemoth include, both front and rear mono tube dampers with push-rod suspension. HUGE, 15.7” rotors in the front and 14.9” rotors in the rear which makes this 1500 KG bull come to a 60-0 MPH stop within 100 feet. The drive train is controlled by an all-electronic all-wheel drive system developed and supplied by a Swedish company known as Haldex Traction.
The owner, who also owns Pakistan’s only Ferrari F430 and a numerous collection of other not-so-average vehicles is a car enthusiast with a very good taste in cars as you see for yourself.
The arrival of previous exotics such as the Gallardo spyder, Ferrari 599′s, Audi R8′s, Maserati’s and now the Aventador in Pakistan have certainly motivated a lot of people into the exotic car scene here.
More imports of exotics in Pakistan can certainly set a milestone for the country’s automotive field in the years to come. Which can then set different types of communities, clubs, automotive events etc. Who knows, maybe even an international raceway perhaps? Guess, we’ll have to wait and see.