Success, name, fame, accolades, appreciation are some of the many laurels attached with the Bollywood stars in India.
For some it has been a relatively easy run in the industry owing to the benchmark set by their forefathers, which has been respected for years together while for others proving their might and caliber requires dedication, passion and an inner confidence to climb up that ladder of glory.
Every Bollywood superstar has one unique trait or characteristic that sets him apart from the rest and identifies him with his huge fan following.
Now, the person whom we are discussing is one of the well-known personalities in our Bollywood circle and highly regarded for his disciplined lifestyle and well chiseled body.
He is none other than JOHN ABRAHAM.
Craze to Passion (Superbikes to Supercars)
Coming to the most interesting part and perhaps this one will garner interest from the car enthusiasts as well as from the crowd. The handsome hunk grabbed attention from his movie, Dhoom, which was a splendid success in the country. In the movie, you have seen him riding the best bikes around.
Therefore, that very presence and aura of superbikes created that craze and excitement among the youth of India, to someday own a bike like the Suzuki Hayabusa once in their lifetime.
John himself is an avid biker and never once compromises on long Sunday rides. He has a wondrous collection of superbikes available in the country and to name some – Hayabusa and Kawasaki ZX 14r are among his favorites. Now it can’t be that love and passion are stuck up at one end only, and that’s definitely not the case here because John is also a proud owner of a Lamborghini Gallardo. Truly what’s the icing on the cake is when you see a superstar of such a high caliber getting out of a supercar that screams attention.
AWESOME! Isn’t it? For John, life begins after owning a Lamborghini. For a motorcyclist the urge to have something unique and special gets satiated with a black Lambo, which surely elevates his passion to cloud nine.
A Special Companion for Life
The Gallardo is like a love story for John because he drives it every alternate night, keeping in mind his busy schedule.
He is also of the opinion that supercars of these categories need to be driven extremely carefully in crowded cities like Mumbai and Delhi and parents need to play a catalytic role in guiding their children on the safety aspects of these cars and the importance of following the traffic rules.
The spitfire Gallardo LP 550-2 in John's exotic garage is powered by a 5.2-litre V10 that produces 550PS and 540Nm of torque mated to a six-speed automated manual gearbox and can do a 0-100kmph run in 3.9 seconds together with going on to hit a top speed of 320kmph. Your adrenaline rush is surely at its peak once you get a scintillating experience of the mind boggling power being channeled enthusiastically to the rear wheels. (Coz it is a RWD Gallardo).
It doesn’t get better than this, trust us! And all you have to do is just spot a Lamborghini on the road and the mighty roar and sound from those exhausts can be a crowd puller from quite some kilometers.
So you can imagine very well that how much fun and enjoyment one derives from driving a Lamborghini, especially for a car passionate like John.
He has also been an avid lover for SUVs and used to own the Tata Sierra and the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy but somewhere in mind always had that grit and determination to make it big in life and own a Gallardo.
Glimpse of the Beast
This Lamborghini’s design is simply unmistakable. Although trained eyes and enthusiasts will be able to distinguish it from the new and modern Huracan, recently launched in India, the former is leaps and bounds ahead of its rivals. Be it architecture, engine performance and practicality, the rivals can take a back seat for now because on such special moments we often have the heart ruling over the head.
On the interior front, again the Gallardo doesn’t fail to impress because as soon as you get inside, an F1 Racer quickly emerges in you, ready to burn the tarmac. Even for people who are driving a Lamborghini for the very first time in their life, they will not find it difficult to find the right driving position with the steering wheel spot on in their hands and all the controls placed ergonomically on the central console and dashboard. Again, you sit a bit low but the excellent cushioning and material used on the seats cocoon you in absolute comfort.
Summing it up in the end, we believe there is no car other than a Lamborghini, which can truly make a person’s day and we can truly make out that John Abraham is having a wonderful experience every time he takes out his Gallardo out for a spin. Some things in life are truly made for sheer enjoyment that is further accentuated when one possesses the willpower and determination to attain those luxuries by sheer hard work and focus – the same that has been beautifully exemplified by John!
As far as Lamborghini is concerned, it is a perfect epitome of power, aggression, exclusivity, rarity & pride.