There was a thick cover of clouds over Delhi last Sunday, and the roads were soaked due to the early drizzle. It was indeed slightly jarring to witness six top-end Lamborghinis enter this scene with all their cylinders booming. The supercars were thundering across the city from Delhi’s Shangri-La hotel towards the Buddh International Circuit in Noida.
The convoy was led by a white Audi A3 that carried Armaan Ebrahim, the professional racecar driver who represents India for Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo. Also in this car was Sharad Agarwal, the head of Lamborghini India. Brining up the rear of the Lambo convoy was an Audi Q5.
This was the First Super Sports Car Drive for Women in New Delhi, organised by Automobili Lamborghini India. The event was initiated to encourage the culture of driving among Indian women.
Sheetal Dugar, the first ever woman owner of a Lamborghini in India, led the drive with five others, after the event was flagged off by Armaan Ebrahim and Sharad Agarwal.
Since she has won Club GT’s supercar races in Kolkata previously, Dugar’s conduct hinted at her sheer passion and love for driving. She was accompanied by eight women from different walks of life who were also part of this drive.
Summarising her experience of the event, Dugar said, ”It was a privilege to be a part of the first ever super sports car drive for women conducted by Lamborghini in India. It was the first time, I have ever driven in an all-women drive. Events like this should motivate women in our country to follow their passion for driving supercars. It feels I am exploring new horizons and crossing more boundaries every time I am behind the steering wheel.”
The drive included a Lamborghini experience on city roads and on a race track (the Buddha International Circuit). It covered a distance of 45km, commencing from Shangri-La hotel in the centre of New Delhi, to the Buddha International Circuit in the outskirts of Noida. After the main event, all participants were given some insider tips on driving fast cars on race tracks, by Armaan Ebrahim.
“With the number of women car buyers increasing every year globally, we are glad that we took this initiative to provide a platform for women to drive super sports cars in India.”
Andrea Baldi, general manager, Automobili Lamborghini Asia Pacific, commented: “With the number of women car buyers increasing every year globally, we are glad that Lamborghini India took this initiative to provide a platform for women to drive super sports cars in India.”
Sharad Agarwal, Head of Lamborghini India added: “We intend to serve as a catalyst for the passion of driving among women. Lamborghini India will take this initiative forward across other cities in the country.”