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(New York Daily News)   Stupid couple buys $220K Lamborghini. Stupid couple crashes $220K Lamborghini. Stupid couple flees $220K Lamborghini   (nydailynews.com) divider line 102
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2013-03-21 12:14:27 PM  
Im sure drugs and alcohol were not involved
 
2013-03-21 12:47:05 PM  
Stupid Busy Mods don't recognize a repeat.
 
2013-03-21 12:48:34 PM  
I suppose it's probably technically better in everything, but the Murciélago just doesn't have the style that the old Countach had.
 
2013-03-21 12:48:53 PM  
{jeremy clarkson you bought the wrong car .jpg}
 
2013-03-21 12:50:30 PM  

wildcardjack: Drunk Mods don't recognize a repeat.


fixed
 
2013-03-21 12:50:53 PM  
Lottery winners from Hamilton?
 
2013-03-21 12:51:09 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I suppose it's probably technically better in everything, but the Murciélago just doesn't have the style that the old Countach had.


But you still had to open the drivers door and lean out to back the Countach up.
 
2013-03-21 12:52:42 PM  
The Murcielago is an ugly car with an ungainly name, an unfortunate blight on the otherwise fine pedigree of the Lamborghini marque.

The Aventador makes up for all those wrongs, as well.
 
2013-03-21 12:53:39 PM  
If I realized I just blew $220k on a car only to scratch the hell out of it, I might run off too....  to drink and cry.
 
2013-03-21 12:53:40 PM  
http://www.lambonb.com/used-Orange+County-2008-Lamborghini-Murcielago - LP640+Coupe+SOLD-zHWBU37S18LA02737

This is why you should be required to take an advanced driving course before owning a vehicle like that...
 
2013-03-21 12:55:07 PM  

SultanofSchwing: This is why you should be required to take an advanced driving course before owning a vehicle like that...


This. I'm pretty good with my Corolla, so I'm sure I can drive a supercar at 100+ MPH. It doesn't look hard...
 
2013-03-21 12:55:21 PM  

factoryconnection: The Murcielago is an ugly car with an ungainly name, an unfortunate blight on the otherwise fine pedigree of the Lamborghini marque.

The Aventador makes up for all those wrongs, as well.


and the Veneno, dear farking lord.  I would eat out Satan's asshole to get one of those.
 
2013-03-21 12:56:45 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: This. I'm pretty good with my Corolla, so I'm sure I can drive a supercar at 100+ MPH. It doesn't look hard...


Note:  Just because you own a supercar, it doesn't suddenly become legal to drive that fast.
 
2013-03-21 12:56:54 PM  

SultanofSchwing: http://www.lambonb.com/used-Orange+County-2008-Lamborghini-Murcielago - LP640+Coupe+SOLD-zHWBU37S18LA02737

This is why you should be required to take an advanced driving course before owning a vehicle like that...


A 12 year car loan?

Finance Special: $1,795.00 Per Month*! We're extremely proud to present this stunning 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 in Black over a black interior. This vehicle features an E-Gear transmission, shiny black wheels, yellow brake calipers, yellow stitching, carbon fiber pack interior, yellow piping on floor mats, all books and BOTH keys! Give us a ring, we have trained professionals on the showroom floors at all times ready for your phone calls! We do offer special financing and we do consider trade in vehicles! *Loan approval and payments based on approved credit. Estimated payment amounts are based on a 144-month term, 20% down payment, simple interest and a fixed rate. Price excludes title, taxes, registration, license fees, insurance and maintenance.
 
2013-03-21 12:57:02 PM  
Job creators.
 
2013-03-21 12:57:32 PM  
I know it's the car equivalent of "sharp knees", but I got to agree with the above posters.  The Murcielago isn't that interesting visually and for 220k, it damn well better be.

I personally love the old 1980's Countach.
 
2013-03-21 12:57:36 PM  
Stupid? Stay at the scene, get busted for DUI. Flee the scene, claim the car was stolen, collect all insurance munnies and avoid police trouble. Doesn't sound all that stupid to me.
 
2013-03-21 01:00:13 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I know it's the car equivalent of "sharp knees", but I got to agree with the above posters.  The Murcielago isn't that interesting visually and for 220k, it damn well better be.

I personally love the old 1980's Countach.


You know, for that cost?  They should have just bought two or three Ariel Atoms.
 
2013-03-21 01:00:30 PM  
BalugaJoe  Job creators


Indeed.  For drug dealers, maids, luxury car salesmen and their wills & trusts attorney.
 
2013-03-21 01:00:49 PM  
And this is on fark because?
 
2013-03-21 01:01:28 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I know it's the car equivalent of "sharp knees", but I got to agree with the above posters.  The Murcielago isn't that interesting visually and for 220k, it damn well better be.

I personally love the old 1980's Countach.


The Countach is one of the most beautiful cars ever made. It's timeless and I love the how the name translates into english
 
2013-03-21 01:03:00 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I know it's the car equivalent of "sharp knees", but I got to agree with the above posters.  The Murcielago isn't that interesting visually and for 220k, it damn well better be.

I personally love the old 1980's Countach.


Same here... But just think, if these people managed to crash an electronically-nannied AWD Murc that quickly, they would have turned themselves into puddles of jello with a Countach.
 
2013-03-21 01:03:15 PM  
i359.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-21 01:04:49 PM  

mbillips: Stupid? Stay at the scene, get busted for DUI. Flee the scene, claim the car was stolen, collect all insurance munnies and avoid police trouble. Doesn't sound all that stupid to me.


Really? How are you going to explain the fact that you didn't notice your just-purchased-that-day Lamborghini was stolen until after it had been in the news for a couple days?

You would have to be very rich and own a lot of cars that you occasionally pay other people to buy for you if you want that to even pass muster.
 
2013-03-21 01:05:10 PM  

chandler_vt: And this is on fark because?


Schadenfreude.  That's the answer to this question posed about almost every link, in fact.

SirEattonHogg: The Murcielago isn't that interesting visually and for 220k, it damn well better be.


The Gallardo is gorgeous, for a lot less dough, and fractionally reduced (usable) performance.  It doesn't have that bloated ass that the Murcie was cursed with.  Everything aft of that car's doors is blobby.
 
2013-03-21 01:05:20 PM  

mbillips: Stupid? Stay at the scene, get busted for DUI. Flee the scene, claim the car was stolen, collect all insurance munnies and avoid police trouble. Doesn't sound all that stupid to me.


That is, until the police file their report with your insurance...and there are eye witnesses that spoke to the police identifying you fleeing the scene.  Let's see how fast the insurance denies your claim.

Unless you go with the obvious, which is they didn't have insurance on the vehicle, since they were so anxious to drive off the lot and celebrate their new investment...that will show nothing at the end of it.

I'm sure the dealership is on the phone with the purchasers, "You know, you still have to pay for it."
 
2013-03-21 01:08:36 PM  

mbillips: Stupid? Stay at the scene, get busted for DUI. Flee the scene, claim the car was stolen, collect all insurance munnies and avoid police trouble. Doesn't sound all that stupid to me.


Tip from a friend: If you are drunk and crash your car near where you live do not walk home. Police will find the wreck, look up your address and then drive the route to your home looking for someone walking. Walk away from your home, go to a friends, go to a store and call a taxi.

/And best of all, don't drive drunk in the first place.
 
2013-03-21 01:08:36 PM  

SultanofSchwing: http://www.lambonb.com/used-Orange+County-2008-Lamborghini-Murcielago - LP640+Coupe+SOLD-zHWBU37S18LA02737

This is why you should be required to take an advanced driving course before owning a vehicle like that...


Exactly.  Plus with a car like that it doesn't "feel" like you are going as fast as you are.  From this quote from the article: "Witnesses said they saw the vehicle speeding on Interstate 5, before it flew off the La Jolla Village Drive exit and crashed into a wall"; it sounds like they misjudged their speed when they entered the off ramp and slammed into the side of it.
 
2013-03-21 01:09:21 PM  
Isnt that still covered under the Dealerships insurance policy for 5 days after the sale?
 
2013-03-21 01:11:05 PM  

factoryconnection: chandler_vt: And this is on fark because?

Schadenfreude.  That's the answer to this question posed about almost every link, in fact.

SirEattonHogg: The Murcielago isn't that interesting visually and for 220k, it damn well better be.

The Gallardo is gorgeous, for a lot less dough, and fractionally reduced (usable) performance.  It doesn't have that bloated ass that the Murcie was cursed with.  Everything aft of that car's doors is blobby.


Love the Gallardo, basically just an Audi R8.  But the latest LP560-4 is fantastic, 550ish HP V10 with 4 wheel drive and much better weight distribution as a midengine than the Murcielago like you said (fat ass and all).  Also costs about half as much as a 5 year old Murcielago and probably 20x less likely to slam it into a guard rail after an hour.
 
2013-03-21 01:11:31 PM  

factoryconnection: chandler_vt: And this is on fark because?

Schadenfreude.  That's the answer to this question posed about almost every link, in fact.

SirEattonHogg: The Murcielago isn't that interesting visually and for 220k, it damn well better be.

The Gallardo is gorgeous, for a lot less dough, and fractionally reduced (usable) performance.  It doesn't have that bloated ass that the Murcie was cursed with.  Everything aft of that car's doors is blobby.


This. Although the Aventador is a lot better looking than the Murcielago, the Gallardo always wins in the looks/usability department. It's so much tighter and athletic looking, and you can actually fit into a parking spot with one. If I had the means, I would definitely pick one up. It is so choice.

I also can't wait to see when the next generation of Gallardo-level car will be introduced to go along with the Aventador. I'm thinking the looks of a Sesto Elemento with some Veneno thrown in because, you know... Lamborghinis are supposed to look crazy.
 
2013-03-21 01:12:49 PM  
The first problem is that most people these days have never driven a RWD or RWD biased AWD car before, never mind one that has over 600hp. I throttle steered my dad's 67 vette around a corner totally by accident and it has less then half that power. shiat can get away from you pretty quickly
 
2013-03-21 01:14:20 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I know it's the car equivalent of "sharp knees", but I got to agree with the above posters.  The Murcielago isn't that interesting visually and for 220k, it damn well better be.

I personally love the old 1980's Countach.


I was always fond of this one.
www.ultimatecarpage.com
 
2013-03-21 01:14:28 PM  

SirEattonHogg: BalugaJoe  Job creators


Indeed.  For drug dealers, maids, luxury car salesmen and their wills & trusts attorney.


i've always thought the job creators argument was the political equivalent of leaving an upper decker in someone's mind...

but, spending money on stupid shiat and destroying it does help everyone else out a little.  first off, and most importantly, shaudenfraude.

then, it helps the tow truck guy, the mechanics, the lawyers (who are great for the economy, because they blow through their money faster than lindsey lohan rails lines of coke after a court mandated NA meeting), and all sorts of other nobodies.
 
2013-03-21 01:15:47 PM  
LOL More money that brains obviously. what kind of an idiot would fork over that kind of money for a farkin car.
 
2013-03-21 01:16:03 PM  

SultanofSchwing: http://www.lambonb.com/used-Orange+County-2008-Lamborghini-Murcielago - LP640+Coupe+SOLD-zHWBU37S18LA02737

This is why you should be required to take an advanced driving course before owning a vehicle like that...


An automatic !!!!?
 
2013-03-21 01:16:29 PM  

heavymetal: SultanofSchwing: http://www.lambonb.com/used-Orange+County-2008-Lamborghini-Murcielago - LP640+Coupe+SOLD-zHWBU37S18LA02737

This is why you should be required to take an advanced driving course before owning a vehicle like that...

Exactly.  Plus with a car like that it doesn't "feel" like you are going as fast as you are.  From this quote from the article: "Witnesses said they saw the vehicle speeding on Interstate 5, before it flew off the La Jolla Village Drive exit and crashed into a wall"; it sounds like they misjudged their speed when they entered the off ramp and slammed into the side of it.


Yeah they absolutely had too much speed going into the turn and misjudged, likely pranged the rear tire off the curb and then overcompensated, slammed the front quarter into the rail/wall.  Once again, you should have to take an advanced driving course before owning anything with that kind of power.  Stupid stupid people with too much money.
 
2013-03-21 01:16:36 PM  
kid is obviously an overachiever.


also, can i borrow subby's time machine?
 
2013-03-21 01:17:59 PM  
Are people being serious when they call the Countach timeless?  Have you looked at one lately?  They're hideously dated looking.  Especially when they started tacking the gaudy wings and boxed out plastic fender flares on them.  If you wanted to show someone the epitome of 80s super car styling, you'd show them a Countach.  I would go so far as to say the cleaner design from the earlier ones made in the 70s looks more modern today, but that's not what most people think of when they think Countach.  Now the Miura, that's a car that has aged well.  I wouldn't turn down an Aventador though.
 
2013-03-21 01:19:19 PM  
FTA: Police said there was no indication that the car had been stolen, but that they have not yet located its owners, and so it had been impounded.

Owners:  I want to report a stolen lambo that I just bought.  I parked it and when I came back, it was gone.  Oh, you have one?  Great.  What?  It's smashed up?  Did you catch the perps?  No?  Good, I mean good thing no one was hurt.  So Imma gonna file an insurance claim on this stolen vehicle...
 
2013-03-21 01:19:33 PM  

debug: The first problem is that most people these days have never driven a RWD or RWD biased AWD car before, never mind one that has over 600hp. I throttle steered my dad's 67 vette around a corner totally by accident and it has less then half that power. shiat can get away from you pretty quickly


Was it one of those "restored-to-the-nines" Vettes? Just wondering if maybe you were the victim of bias ply tires there.

/Didn't matter that most sports cars didn't have power steering back in the day... you mostly steered with the throttle anyway!
 
2013-03-21 01:21:42 PM  

Nutsac_Jim: I was always fond of this one.


So, how much time did you spend playing Out Run?
 
2013-03-21 01:22:16 PM  

SultanofSchwing: http://www.lambonb.com/used-Orange+County-2008-Lamborghini-Murcielago - LP640+Coupe+SOLD-zHWBU37S18LA02737

This is why you should be required to take an advanced driving course before owning a vehicle like that...


Apparently people just don't know how to drive a Lamborghini.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/motoringvideo/9267013/Lamborghin i- driver-suffers-embarrassing-accident-at-traffic-lights.html
 
2013-03-21 01:23:27 PM  

TaxiDriver: SultanofSchwing: http://www.lambonb.com/used-Orange+County-2008-Lamborghini-Murcielago - LP640+Coupe+SOLD-zHWBU37S18LA02737

This is why you should be required to take an advanced driving course before owning a vehicle like that...

An automatic !!!!?


Not for changing gears, but to understand how much power you are actually sitting in front of, the weight distribution and so on and how to responsibly handle that.  So when you do decide to go off the handle, you don't end up kissing a wall.
 
2013-03-21 01:25:24 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Fuggin Bizzy: This. I'm pretty good with my Corolla, so I'm sure I can drive a supercar at 100+ MPH. It doesn't look hard...

Note:  Just because you own a supercar, it doesn't suddenly become legal to drive that fast.


Shhhh let them have their moment. It would make a great Fark headline someday.
 
2013-03-21 01:26:47 PM  

TheRadicalNinja: Are people being serious when they call the Countach timeless?  Have you looked at one lately?  They're hideously dated looking.  Especially when they started tacking the gaudy wings and boxed out plastic fender flares on them.  If you wanted to show someone the epitome of 80s super car styling, you'd show them a Countach.  I would go so far as to say the cleaner design from the earlier ones made in the 70s looks more modern today, but that's not what most people think of when they think Countach.  Now the Miura, that's a car that has aged well.  I wouldn't turn down an Aventador though.


Yeah but Lamborghini has always been about balls to the wall and just being mental.  The LP500S is a beautiful car imo:

Diablo on the other hand, not a fan.
 
2013-03-21 01:27:12 PM  

Nutsac_Jim: SirEattonHogg: I know it's the car equivalent of "sharp knees", but I got to agree with the above posters.  The Murcielago isn't that interesting visually and for 220k, it damn well better be.

I personally love the old 1980's Countach.

I was always fond of this one.
[www.ultimatecarpage.com image 850x637]


that no jezza reference has been made is remarkable

anyhoo

edbolian.com
& blue flame shoots out the back

yes please
 
2013-03-21 01:28:41 PM  

factoryconnection: The Murcielago is an ugly car with an ungainly name, an unfortunate blight on the otherwise fine pedigree of the Lamborghini marque.

The Aventador makes up for all those wrongs, as well.


I disagree. I like the look of the Murcielago, but just cannot come to accept the look of the Aventador.

/Gallardo beats all in the looks department
 
2013-03-21 01:31:10 PM  
La Jolla, It must have been Romney.
 
2013-03-21 01:31:40 PM  

TheRadicalNinja: Are people being serious when they call the Countach timeless?  Have you looked at one lately?  They're hideously dated looking.  Especially when they started tacking the gaudy wings and boxed out plastic fender flares on them.  If you wanted to show someone the epitome of 80s super car styling, you'd show them a Countach.  I would go so far as to say the cleaner design from the earlier ones made in the 70s looks more modern today, but that's not what most people think of when they think Countach.  Now the Miura, that's a car that has aged well.  I wouldn't turn down an Aventador though.


The thing with the Countach is that it sort of epitomizes Lamborghini's ethos... crazy performance and crazy looks. It's not supposed to be as classy as a Ferrari. I kind of think of Ferruccio Lamborghini as the Carrol Shelby of Italy... a mechanically inclined farm guy who got into cars. Lambos are like a rich, crazy, Italian redneck-mobile.

I do prefer the Gallardo over any other Lambo that's ever been made, but hey... I'm always going to have a place in my dream garage for the big 3 of the '80s... 959, F40 and Countach.
 
2013-03-21 01:32:47 PM  
Also since nobody has posted it, but it has been mentioned....

www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-03-21 01:38:09 PM  

SultanofSchwing: TheRadicalNinja: Are people being serious when they call the Countach timeless?  Have you looked at one lately?  They're hideously dated looking.  Especially when they started tacking the gaudy wings and boxed out plastic fender flares on them.  If you wanted to show someone the epitome of 80s super car styling, you'd show them a Countach.  I would go so far as to say the cleaner design from the earlier ones made in the 70s looks more modern today, but that's not what most people think of when they think Countach.  Now the Miura, that's a car that has aged well.  I wouldn't turn down an Aventador though.

Yeah but Lamborghini has always been about balls to the wall and just being mental.  The LP500S is a beautiful car imo:

Diablo on the other hand, not a fan.


Well, ok but that doesn't make the design timeless, which is the point I was addressing.  Understand, I'm not downplaying the importance and influence of the Countach design, but the LP500S looks extremely dated.  I'm not even saying it doesn't look COOL, just not modern; it's frozen in time in the decade it was made.
 
2013-03-21 01:42:00 PM  

TheRadicalNinja: SultanofSchwing: TheRadicalNinja: Are people being serious when they call the Countach timeless?  Have you looked at one lately?  They're hideously dated looking.  Especially when they started tacking the gaudy wings and boxed out plastic fender flares on them.  If you wanted to show someone the epitome of 80s super car styling, you'd show them a Countach.  I would go so far as to say the cleaner design from the earlier ones made in the 70s looks more modern today, but that's not what most people think of when they think Countach.  Now the Miura, that's a car that has aged well.  I wouldn't turn down an Aventador though.

Yeah but Lamborghini has always been about balls to the wall and just being mental.  The LP500S is a beautiful car imo:

Diablo on the other hand, not a fan.

Well, ok but that doesn't make the design timeless, which is the point I was addressing.  Understand, I'm not downplaying the importance and influence of the Countach design, but the LP500S looks extremely dated.  I'm not even saying it doesn't look COOL, just not modern; it's frozen in time in the decade it was made.


Yeah that's a reasonable assessment sorry.  It definitely is an 80s car and like most things 80s...probably belongs best in that time lol.
 
2013-03-21 01:42:47 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: SultanofSchwing: This is why you should be required to take an advanced driving course before owning a vehicle like that...

This. I'm pretty good with my Corolla, so I'm sure I can drive a supercar at 100+ MPH. It doesn't look hard...


Negative... this is why everyone should be required to take advanced driving courses.  Just because your POS can't break 100 doesn't mean you won't need to know how to handle it in a slide, in an emergency stop, in a corner with wrong way traffic.  In extreme weather.

Far too many people drive very poorly.  They can barely keep control under typical circumstances, and completely lose their minds if anything actually happens.  Frankly, I think if you can't set a decent lap time in an f1 car, you shouldn't be allowed to drive at all.

As for morons buying super cars and wrecking them because they don't have the foggiest idea what 500+ horse power can do... it's a self correcting problem, really.

My car only has 450bhp and 425lb/ft of torque.  I have never touched anything with my car, except pavement.  (not a super car, still really powerful)
 
2013-03-21 01:52:07 PM  

L'mours: SirEattonHogg: I know it's the car equivalent of "sharp knees", but I got to agree with the above posters.  The Murcielago isn't that interesting visually and for 220k, it damn well better be.

I personally love the old 1980's Countach.

The Countach is one of the most beautiful cars ever made. It's timeless and I love the how the name translates into english


....panty-dropper?
 
2013-03-21 01:52:46 PM  
I am willing to concede that the American bumpers on the Countach are horribly tacky and ruin an otherwise great looking car.
 
2013-03-21 01:56:31 PM  
they look like someone painted a delorean.
 
2013-03-21 02:03:25 PM  

TheRadicalNinja: Are people being serious when they call the Countach timeless?  Have you looked at one lately?  They're hideously dated looking.  Especially when they started tacking the gaudy wings and boxed out plastic fender flares on them.  If you wanted to show someone the epitome of 80s super car styling, you'd show them a Countach.  I would go so far as to say the cleaner design from the earlier ones made in the 70s looks more modern today, but that's not what most people think of when they think Countach.   Now the Miura, that's a car that has aged well.  I wouldn't turn down an Aventador though.


You speak the truth.

CSB time.  The Lambo factory museum had one, and it was gorgeous in person.

/And Valentino Balboni was a pleasure to talk with.
//CSB time
 
2013-03-21 02:04:33 PM  
Any word if the flux capacitor was damaged?
 
2013-03-21 02:14:01 PM  
Probably getting road head.
 
2013-03-21 02:17:39 PM  
Playing Gran Turismo 5 with a steering wheel has convinced me that for my racing skills, high-end supercars are better suited to the digital realm. But it's pretty fun there.
 
2013-03-21 02:29:32 PM  

mjohnson71: SultanofSchwing: http://www.lambonb.com/used-Orange+County-2008-Lamborghini-Murcielago - LP640+Coupe+SOLD-zHWBU37S18LA02737

This is why you should be required to take an advanced driving course before owning a vehicle like that...

A 12 year car loan?

Finance Special: $1,795.00 Per Month*! We're extremely proud to present this stunning 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 in Black over a black interior. This vehicle features an E-Gear transmission, shiny black wheels, yellow brake calipers, yellow stitching, carbon fiber pack interior, yellow piping on floor mats, all books and BOTH keys! Give us a ring, we have trained professionals on the showroom floors at all times ready for your phone calls! We do offer special financing and we do consider trade in vehicles! *Loan approval and payments based on approved credit. Estimated payment amounts are based on a 144-month term, 20% down payment, simple interest and a fixed rate. Price excludes title, taxes, registration, license fees, insurance and maintenance.




Lots of maintenance in 12 years. Wonder how much it cost to rebuild the motor.
 
2013-03-21 02:33:20 PM  
Smart driver did not want a DUI.
 
2013-03-21 02:33:26 PM  
Mark my words,

The owner will report the car was stolen and crashed.
 
2013-03-21 02:39:23 PM  

TaxiDriver: SultanofSchwing: http://www.lambonb.com/used-Orange+County-2008-Lamborghini-Murcielago - LP640+Coupe+SOLD-zHWBU37S18LA02737

This is why you should be required to take an advanced driving course before owning a vehicle like that...

An automatic !!!!?


Why not? F1 cars are "automatic" these days. The car can change gear faster than you can and lets you keep both hands on the wheel.
 
2013-03-21 02:39:31 PM  

SultanofSchwing: http://www.lambonb.com/used-Orange+County-2008-Lamborghini-Murcielago - LP640+Coupe+SOLD-zHWBU37S18LA02737

This is why you should be required to take an advanced driving course before owning a vehicle like that...


I see the problem, there's no way to change gears in that car!
 
2013-03-21 02:42:58 PM  
Modern supercars look too much like stealth fighters for my taste.  I hope another korenrnznnznfngzgzfgnngaz comes out and revives the joyful tradition of cars that try to murder you.
 
2013-03-21 02:43:14 PM  
They ran down the street to go harass seals.
 
2013-03-21 02:45:15 PM  

Flint Ironstag: TaxiDriver: SultanofSchwing: http://www.lambonb.com/used-Orange+County-2008-Lamborghini-Murcielago - LP640+Coupe+SOLD-zHWBU37S18LA02737

This is why you should be required to take an advanced driving course before owning a vehicle like that...

An automatic !!!!?

Why not? F1 cars are "automatic" these days. The car can change gear faster than you can and lets you keep both hands on the wheel.


I would say that the owner of an auto Lambo would need both hands free just to search frantically for his microscopically tiny wiener.  Sure it's faster, but few of these cars get driven anyway so i doubt that is even a concern.
 
2013-03-21 02:46:44 PM  

Alphakronik: Mark my words,

The owner will report the car was stolen and crashed.


Or claim an injury from the wreck and say they had some sort of temporary amnesia.
 
2013-03-21 02:48:17 PM  

Turbo Cojones: Flint Ironstag: TaxiDriver: SultanofSchwing: http://www.lambonb.com/used-Orange+County-2008-Lamborghini-Murcielago - LP640+Coupe+SOLD-zHWBU37S18LA02737

This is why you should be required to take an advanced driving course before owning a vehicle like that...

An automatic !!!!?

Why not? F1 cars are "automatic" these days. The car can change gear faster than you can and lets you keep both hands on the wheel.

I would say that the owner of an auto Lambo would need both hands free just to search frantically for his microscopically tiny wiener.  Sure it's faster, but few of these cars get driven anyway so i doubt that is even a concern.


Do they even sell a lambo with a stick in it anymore?  I seriously doubt it.
 
2013-03-21 02:50:38 PM  
OK, the Gallardo comes optionally as a manual or an Estick (F1 style).

The Aventador does not, it comes with a 7 speed ISR (f1 style) transmission.


:(
 
2013-03-21 02:51:08 PM  
This happened in La Jolla. It's entirely possible the owner just abandoned the car, took a cab to the nearest exotic dealer and bought whatever super car they had on the floor at the moment.
 
2013-03-21 02:58:17 PM  
 
2013-03-21 03:00:55 PM  
I'm guessing they ran away from it so that someone would steal it and they could claim that the damage was from the theft and scam insurance.

Otherwise, why would you spend the money, mess up the car and then abandon the thing you owe $220k on?
 
2013-03-21 03:09:24 PM  

you_idiot: I'm guessing they ran away from it so that someone would steal it and they could claim that the damage was from the theft and scam insurance.

Otherwise, why would you spend the money, mess up the car and then abandon the thing you owe $220k on?


Because you are not the person whose name is on the check.  I don't feel like they tried to pull a Lance Briggs though it can happen.
 
2013-03-21 03:15:51 PM  
Wasn't there a ring of people buying exotics in CA with fraud credit and such then shipping them to Asia and such? I'd bet dollars to strippers this is that sort of thing. If you steal from rich people, that is one thing, just get a better driver next time dbags.
 
2013-03-21 03:32:04 PM  

Flint Ironstag: TaxiDriver: SultanofSchwing: http://www.lambonb.com/used-Orange+County-2008-Lamborghini-Murcielago - LP640+Coupe+SOLD-zHWBU37S18LA02737

This is why you should be required to take an advanced driving course before owning a vehicle like that...

An automatic !!!!?

Why not? F1 cars are "automatic" these days. The car can change gear faster than you can and lets you keep both hands on the wheel.


Eh, they have an automatic clutch. Nobody is going to tell an F1 driver what gear he's supposed to be in. And you don't need to take your hands of the wheel, that's what paddles are for.
 
2013-03-21 03:33:58 PM  

Bad_Seed: Flint Ironstag: TaxiDriver: SultanofSchwing: http://www.lambonb.com/used-Orange+County-2008-Lamborghini-Murcielago - LP640+Coupe+SOLD-zHWBU37S18LA02737

This is why you should be required to take an advanced driving course before owning a vehicle like that...

An automatic !!!!?

Why not? F1 cars are "automatic" these days. The car can change gear faster than you can and lets you keep both hands on the wheel.

Eh, they have an automatic clutch. Nobody is going to tell an F1 driver what gear he's supposed to be in. And you don't need to take your hands of the wheel, that's what paddles are for.


That was why I put "automatic" in quotes, and the paddles are what I meant by keeping you hands on the wheel.
 
2013-03-21 03:34:55 PM  

Turbo Cojones: Flint Ironstag: TaxiDriver: SultanofSchwing: http://www.lambonb.com/used-Orange+County-2008-Lamborghini-Murcielago - LP640+Coupe+SOLD-zHWBU37S18LA02737

This is why you should be required to take an advanced driving course before owning a vehicle like that...

An automatic !!!!?

Why not? F1 cars are "automatic" these days. The car can change gear faster than you can and lets you keep both hands on the wheel.

I would say that the owner of an auto Lambo would need both hands free just to search frantically for his microscopically tiny wiener.  Sure it's faster, but few of these cars get driven anyway so i doubt that is even a concern.


Isn't it the job of the hooker in the passenger seat to find your weiner? What the hell are you paying her for? Conversation?
 
2013-03-21 03:44:18 PM  
lolz

I was thinking test drive

/ old
 
2013-03-21 03:59:41 PM  
Remember, boys and girls:  Rich people got that way because they're smarter than the rest of us.
 
2013-03-21 04:05:04 PM  

EJ25T: debug: The first problem is that most people these days have never driven a RWD or RWD biased AWD car before, never mind one that has over 600hp. I throttle steered my dad's 67 vette around a corner totally by accident and it has less then half that power. shiat can get away from you pretty quickly

Was it one of those "restored-to-the-nines" Vettes? Just wondering if maybe you were the victim of bias ply tires there.

/Didn't matter that most sports cars didn't have power steering back in the day... you mostly steered with the throttle anyway!


No, it's a survivor.  He's the original owner.  I was learning how to drive stick, so I could take it to the prom.  Scared the hell out of me when it happened.
 
2013-03-21 04:19:39 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Fggin Bizzy: This. I'm pretty good with my Corolla, so I'm sure I can drive a supercar at 100+ MPH. It doesn't look hard...

Note:  Just because you own a supercar, it doesn't suddenly become legal to drive that fast.


sn82: Shhhh let them have their moment. It would make a great Fark headline someday.


Kahabut: Negative... this is why everyone should be required to take advanced driving courses.


I can't wait until HTML6 is widely adopted. This is one of those times I really could have used that <sarcasm> tag.
 
2013-03-21 04:19:47 PM  
Lamborghini goes on The Tonight Show to promote a new reality show called "Idiots in a car"
 
2013-03-21 04:46:42 PM  

factoryconnection: The Murcielago is an ugly car with an ungainly name, an unfortunate blight on the otherwise fine pedigree of the Lamborghini marque.

The Aventador makes up for all those wrongs, as well.


I would agree if you were talking about the Gallardo.
 
2013-03-21 04:47:26 PM  
Well in only another 144 months at $1780 per month, that baby's all theirs.
 
2013-03-21 04:52:44 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: Satanic_Hamster: Fggin Bizzy: This. I'm pretty good with my Corolla, so I'm sure I can drive a supercar at 100+ MPH. It doesn't look hard...

Note:  Just because you own a supercar, it doesn't suddenly become legal to drive that fast.

sn82: Shhhh let them have their moment. It would make a great Fark headline someday.

Kahabut: Negative... this is why everyone should be required to take advanced driving courses.

I can't wait until HTML6 is widely adopted. This is one of those times I really could have used that <sarcasm> tag.


I thought it was clear enough.
 
2013-03-21 05:10:11 PM  
One does not refer to it as the couple's Lamborghini.
One refers to it as "a Lamborghini".
 
2013-03-21 05:27:21 PM  

mbillips: Stupid? Stay at the scene, get busted for DUI. Flee the scene, claim the car was stolen, collect all insurance munnies and avoid police trouble. Doesn't sound all that stupid to me.


I know from experience when I found an abandoned crashed vehicle in my yard one morning (yes I slept through it) that the police will dust the steering wheel for fingerprints. They are on to this scam. In fact the cop said exactly what you just described.
 
2013-03-21 05:54:05 PM  

SultanofSchwing: Also since nobody has posted it, but it has been mentioned....

[www.blogcdn.com image 438x293]


One of my coworkers called that "The Lamborghini designed by a 10 year old".  He didn't mean it as derogatory as it might read... Just that it feels like too muchl Batmobile, and not enough style.

/My personal favorite is the original generation Diablo, or the 25th anniversary Countach
 
2013-03-21 06:19:43 PM  

revrendjim: mbillips: Stupid? Stay at the scene, get busted for DUI. Flee the scene, claim the car was stolen, collect all insurance munnies and avoid police trouble. Doesn't sound all that stupid to me.

I know from experience when I found an abandoned crashed vehicle in my yard one morning (yes I slept through it) that the police will dust the steering wheel for fingerprints. They are on to this scam. In fact the cop said exactly what you just described.


better not to get insurance involved.  then you're committing fraud, which is actually not that hard to prove when it's this obvious.  all you want is to beat the drunk driving charge.  wait a day, clean the blood stream.  then, come get the car.  explain nothing, do not dig your own grave.  take your hit for leaving the scene, maybe some property damage, and call your insurer on the car.  say you wrecked it.  don't lie.  it's a $220,000 claim.  it will be investigated.
 
2013-03-21 06:20:57 PM  

justtray: Im sure drugs and alcohol were not involved


Dude.  This is San Diego.  More than likely it was Asian related.

Shut up, I drive that area all the time and know the demographics.  Ah, what the hell, get it over with... :o)
 
2013-03-21 06:48:33 PM  

factoryconnection: The Murcielago is an ugly car with an ungainly name, an unfortunate blight on the otherwise fine pedigree of the Lamborghini marque.

The Aventador makes up for all those wrongs, as well.


You are an idiot.
 
2013-03-21 07:09:46 PM  
NooOooOooOOOo... that poor car!!


factoryconnection: The Murcielago is an ugly car with an ungainly name


Your opinion is bad and you should feel bad.
I agree that the Aventador is gorgeous and amazing, however.


L'mours: The Countach is one of the most beautiful cars ever made. It's timeless


The Countach.. beautiful?  Timeless?  O_o
It looks like a Go-Bot from the 80's, which is probably why I thought it was awesome when I was 9.


TaxiDriver: SultanofSchwing: http://www.lambonb.com/used-Orange+County-2008-Lamborghini-Murcielago - LP640+Coupe+SOLD-zHWBU37S18LA02737

This is why you should be required to take an advanced driving course before owning a vehicle like that...

An automatic !!!!?


It isn't an automatic, it is a paddle-operated manual.
"Automatic" implies that it has a torque converter.  Slushboxes are evil, paddles aren't.
 
xcv
2013-03-21 07:18:14 PM  
Is the car recently built of 2008 design or is it actually from 2008 and still being sold as new? Do they usually sit on the lot that long?
 
2013-03-21 08:50:56 PM  
F*CK THOSE!
The bestest of all the best high speed bang for your buck is a Nissan GT-R
 
2013-03-21 08:56:23 PM  

revrendjim: mbillips: Stupid? Stay at the scene, get busted for DUI. Flee the scene, claim the car was stolen, collect all insurance munnies and avoid police trouble. Doesn't sound all that stupid to me.

I know from experience when I found an abandoned crashed vehicle in my yard one morning (yes I slept through it) that the police will dust the steering wheel for fingerprints. They are on to this scam. In fact the cop said exactly what you just described.


Sounds like a good prank.  Have a party and invite some tool.  When he passes out,, take his car and steer it with Jhooks so you dont leave or wipe out his fingerprints...  when the cops show up, He will be drunk and
have his fingerprints all over the steering wheel.
 
2013-03-21 09:44:26 PM  
Is it just me or does that thing look still driveable? Though I can't really tell if the wheels (axle) are bent...
 
2013-03-21 09:54:19 PM  

revrendjim: mbillips: Stupid? Stay at the scene, get busted for DUI. Flee the scene, claim the car was stolen, collect all insurance munnies and avoid police trouble. Doesn't sound all that stupid to me.

I know from experience when I found an abandoned crashed vehicle in my yard one morning (yes I slept through it) that the police will dust the steering wheel for fingerprints. They are on to this scam. In fact the cop said exactly what you just described.


Plus if you crash a modern car you will have airbag marks on the inside of your wrists. An airbag is an explosion. Your wrists took the blast before the bag itself restricted the impact.
 
2013-03-21 11:00:23 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: Satanic_Hamster: Fggin Bizzy: This. I'm pretty good with my Corolla, so I'm sure I can drive a supercar at 100+ MPH. It doesn't look hard...

Note:  Just because you own a supercar, it doesn't suddenly become legal to drive that fast.

sn82: Shhhh let them have their moment. It would make a great Fark headline someday.

Kahabut: Negative... this is why everyone should be required to take advanced driving courses.

I can't wait until HTML6 is widely adopted. This is one of those times I really could have used that <sarcasm> tag.


Don't worry, I loled at the clueless responses.
 
2013-03-22 12:04:05 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: F*CK THOSE!
The bestest of all the best high speed bang for your buck is a Nissan GT-R


Only if you prefer having sex with male car geeks instead of female coke heads with bolt-on boobies.
 
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