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Lamborghini conquers Dracula country

Six Lamborghini Huracán, including All- and Rear-wheel-drive Coupés and Spyders and the latest Performante, crossed the land of Dracula, one of the most spectacular and demanding itineraries in the world. The 90 km long and winding road is only open from July to September and runs through the land of Dracula in the Transylvania region of Romania, climbing to an altitude of 2,042m (6,699ft), making it the country’s second highest mountain pass, after the lesser-known Transalpina.

The route climbs through the highest mountains of Romania, providing breathtaking views and rapid changes of landscape, passing from arid lands to verdant valleys. The convoy departed from the city of Sibiu, passed through the village of Cârțișoara and then twisted and turned rapidly on the numerous hairpin turns that cut through the Făgăraș Mountains. The group of Lamborghinis then reached the highest point at Lake Bâlea and finally descended towards the impressive Vidraru dam, above which the ruins of the castle of Vlad III of Wallachia rise, who was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula character.

The road, who’s main purpose at the time when it was built back in the 1970’s was to ensure quick military access across the mountains in the event of a Soviet invasion, provides steep hairpin turns and switchbacks making it a spectacular driving road and a must do on the bucket list for petrolheads.

 

 

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