I had a dream as a child that one day I would receive the keys of a Lamborghini from the main factory of Lamborghini. This week that dream came true for the second time (!) when I went to the HQ of Lamborghini in Sant'Agata Bolognese and got to pick up the brand new Lamborghini Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder.
At Lamborghini you are able to create your own dream car by choosing the details exactly like you want it by the personalization program - Ad Personam. You can do this directly at the Ad Personam Studio in Sant'Agata Bolognese HQ which has an area that is designed to offer you as a customer a unique experience by displaying everything for you to get creative and make your own dream car. There are so many different combinations you can choose, from the colours to the materials, the logo on the seat to the initials stitched inside the interior. You can also choose from the different type of materials like the luxurious Lambo Vintage semi aniline leathers or the Forged Composite material in carbon fiber. The choices are endless. As a customer you will be preceded by a production line experience with a guided tour of the factory built 1963 and preview of the possible configurations of your Huracán and Aventador.
Our Huracán EVO RWD Spyder is created at the Ad Personam studio.
The outstanding exterior colour is a choice from the program and it's called Arancio Anthaeus. This is the perfect car for the summer season with its open roof. It aims to successfully maximize the pleasure of driving under the open sky combining it with the sound and the performance of the naturally aspirated V10 engine.
After delivery it was time to start the experience! As you may have noticed, I am now working together with my Turkish/Swedish partner - Seyma - which I now share most of my experiences with. I am happy to say that we finally marked another "must do" in my Bucket List - to drive a Lamborghini in the heart of Italy, Tuscany.
Tuscany is one of the most beautiful places in Italy where a lot of celebrities like Sting and Ridley Scott owns properties. I really appreciate Tuscany because of its huge cultural heritage and it's fascinating landscape with beautiful countryside and rolling hills.
We drove all the way to Val d'Orcia because I wanted to show Seyma the medieval castles, ancient villages, the roads lined with cypress trees and not to mention the vineyards and golden fields of grains and sunflowers. Driving in Val d'Orcia was a fantastic and harmonious experience but the sound of the aspirated V10 helps to make everything about driving more exciting, especially with the top down.
I choose this place also because of the traffic. During the summer a lot of people tend to go on the seaside, so the streets were almost empty for us to enjoy the power and performance of the Huracán EVO RWD Spyder. There are three different driving modes - STRADA, SPORT, CORSA. In the SPORT mode you can enjoy a more dynamic drive than the STRADA and the CORSA mode optimizes stability and traction when exiting a corner in high performance and maximizes the dynamic and speed. To enjoy the 610 HP of the car, you can pass froma quite Strada mode to Sport and the everything changes completely. You will first notice how the sound becomes more intense and the car is ready to perform. It's beautiful and the sensation is like I drug where you want to enjoy all the power at all times. It has an excellent performance with an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3,5 seconds and a top speed of 325 km/h. But it's not about the numbers when it comes to this car, it's about the sensation it gives you when you push the car to the limit. When you press the gas pedal and the excitement it gives you.
I thought there would be one problem though. A lot of restaurants we wanted to go to was going to be in different roads with minimal possibility to drive in to with the car (I thought). But with this car there were no problems getting in to those type of areas. Because there is a system where you can litterally with a push of a button lift the car up. So there is no problem to take this car in different locations. The only problem there was to take this car out in Tuscany was how dusty it got from all the driving through the vine yards and roads with cypress trees, but I can live with that! :)
Overall an amazing experience I can't wait to live again and an amazing car I loved to drive.
Summer in Tuscany with a special Lamborghini is a must do once in your life!