Hong Kong is a bull market for an Italian thoroughbred

PUBLISHED : Friday, 29 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 29 June, 2012, 12:00am


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Lamborghini marked its 20th anniversary in the Hong Kong market yesterday by unveiling a special edition of its Gallardo model, branded the Gallardo HK20. The Italian carmaker says it is producing only an auspicious eight HK20s, available exclusively to local car enthusiasts.

With a regular 5.2-litre, V10 Gallardo engine, the HK20 sports white livery with a matt white roof, touched off with gold stripes and matt gold wheel rims. The HK20 marker is branded on the front spoilers and rear bumper.

The interior is decked out in contrasting black leather, with a red transmission shift and 'HK20' embroidered on the twin headrests.

Lamborghini sold about 40 Gallardos - which sell at a starting price of HK$3.2 million - in Hong Kong last year. The Gallardo has been Lamborghini's best-selling model, with sales boosted by a number of bicolore and tricolore limited-edition series.

The company, which says it has been experiencing phenomenal growth on the mainland, this month unveiled a Gallardo Gold Edition at a car show in Shenzhen. The cars, of which just 10 are being made, are also in the mould of the standard Gallardo, capable of speeding from zero to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds and reaching a top speed of 320km/h.

The special China model comes in metallic gold with red brakes visible behind the silver alloy wheels. The black interior is offset with red stitching on the seats and steering wheel.