As well as goats, bears, and a wedding.
Exotic carmakers love nothing more than to show off their expensive creations, and rightly so. Machines like these are made to be driven and the right driving roads matter significantly. So perhaps that’s why Lamborghini sent six Huracans, all rear-wheel drive Coupes and Spyders, as well as the new Performante, to the Transfagarasan, one of the most demanding and beautiful driving roads in the world. The Transfagarasan actually passes directly through Transylvania, the so-called Dracula region of Romania.
It’s a 56-mile stretch of switchbacks, bends and elevation changes. It’s not for amateurs. In fact, it’s only open from July through September, and the route itself goes through Romania’s highest mountains. Construction for it began in 1970 and was completed in 1974, and its existence was required, at the time at least, because of then-Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s fear of a Soviet invasion. As for these Lamborghini Huracans, they departed from the city of Sibiu and passed through a few villages until arriving at those potentially dangerous hairpin turns. Along the way, they encountered goats, a bear or two, and even a wedding.
The journey later took the six Italian bulls to the highest point of the Fargas Mountains, Lake Balea. At the end of the stretch, they descended towards the Vidraru dam, which was built on the ruins of the castle of Vlad III of Wallachia, the supposed inspiration for Bram Stroker’s Count Dracula.