I still remember those days, when after the schools I used to go to the toy shop in the mall beside the school and used to buy die cast Hot wheels cars. There were a few particular brands I used to like most, and the first one of them was Lamborghini. Those unbelievable stylish designs, sleek look was something I couldn’t take my eyes off. After so many years, I still look at those Lamborghini models, and get astonished, equally, just like school days.
Well, I not the only one, as all around the world kids, even big boys also gets attracted to the superb sports cars made by the company with the raging bull logo. More than half a century Lamborghini has been one of the most favourite brands for sports car lovers. The cars come with distinctively elegant style and an aura of sheer speed and sleek mechanism under the hood.
In the world of sports car lovers, every man and woman wants to drive a Lamborghini at least once in their lifetime, just like the Porsche and Ferrari. In fact, if we take a thorough look at the roots of the Lamborghini, we will find an interesting fact, that from the very beginning of the Lamborghini’s history, it was established to compete with another Italian automobile giant Ferrari. So the fight was always between two great animals, raging bull and wild horse.
Interestingly, if we take a clear look at the designs based on the evolution of the cars from these two automobile giants, we may find a subtle similarity between them. Here we will take you through the evolution of Lamborghini, a name where history and rich heritage meets elegance and style.
India is called as the ’Land of Maharajas’, since well before the era of British rule in Indian continent. Although British ruled India for almost 200 years, but the Maharajas of this heritage rich nation always had a distinctive identity of their own, albeit suppressed under foreign rulers.
The story of Maharajas goes far beyond the simple ruling of their own states, but from fairytales to the beginning of modern day industrialization. These Maharajas had sheer interest and fascination for the majestic creations, be it royal palaces or their state automobiles, everything they used, they wanted that elegance charm and everything Royal, and here only comes their fascination for Rolls Royce, the renowned and of course elegant automobile brand.
For nearly a century Rolls Royce has been the fascination of Indian Maharajas alongside other automobile brands like Daimler, Lanchester, Napier; and when it comes to their patronage for Rolls Royce cars, there are lots of stories. Some Maharajas used this car as their state cars, while some other used to take occasional tours in their fancy Rolls Royce, some used to buy cars from this particular brand in multiples of 7, but the most interesting story comes from Maharaja of Patiala. He had a fleet of Rolls Royce cars to use as municipal garbage trucks.
That’s some real story indeed!
By the end of late 1920 there were more than hundred Rolls Royce cars in India, which increased to more than a thousand by the end of 1940, of course in possession of Maharajas of various states, and there were rivalry too. When these Maharajas noticed every other Royal garage has a Rolls, they began to order customized cars, as to show their unique identity through these cars.
Let’s take a short tour to the Rolls Royce stables of Indian Maharajas and their one of a kind cars