x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

UAE company driver with a top speed of 323kph after winning Lamborghini

If you see a taxi driving around the UAE with a sticker in the window that says 'My other car is a Lamborghini' it might just be the truth.

A Gallardo LP560-4 Lamborghini. An Indian taxi driver is now the proud owner of one of these supercars.
A Gallardo LP560-4 Lamborghini. An Indian taxi driver is now the proud owner of one of these supercars.
If you see a Mitsubishi minibus driving around the UAE with a sticker in the window that says 'My other car is a Lamborghini' it might just be the truth.
For, while it's likely he is used to a more sedate drive as he ferries passengers during his day job as a company driver, Soupi Abdulla has just entered the fast lane in style.
The lucky Indian expatriate, who works in the UAE, has just scooped a Dh750,000 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550 this week in Al Jimi Mall's Shop And Win prize draw in Al Ain. The competition attracted nearly a quarter of a million entries. To be eligible for the draw, shoppers had to spend more than Dh250 at any of the mall's outlets.
His prize is capable of a top speed of 323kph and accelerates to 160kph in just more than seven seconds.
However there is a downside to owning a supercar powered by a 5.2 litre V10 engine - Mr Abdulla will probably be used to getting more than just 19km on a gallon of fuel.
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