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    A CAR salesman took a millionaire punter for a test drive in a 250,000 Lamborghini — only for it to explode in a fireball and burn to bits.

    Fire crews in California, US, were unable to save the 217mph supercar which was engulfed by flames after overheating.

    The two men escaped from the flash Aventador motor — thought to be the first one EVER to be written off by fire.

    Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is one of a string of stars who own one of the luxury wheels, which have a waiting list of up to 18 months.

    The unlucky US dealer was taking his rich potential buyer for a spin in the posh Newport Beach area when it spontaneously combusted.


    There have been more than 20 reports of Lamborghini Gallardos catching fire, while Ferrari recalled its 458 Italia in 2010 following a fault which led to the supercar overheating.

    The 6.5-litre V12 Aventador is powered by a 690bhp engine and can accelerate from 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 217mph.
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8451867

    Chillest motherfuckin driver.



    The driver poses with the burnt-out car.

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    At least they got out OK...damn.
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    I wonder if he bought a different car from the dealer, maybe something less incendiary...
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    This is the kinda shit I expect to see in a goddamn Wile E. Coyote cartoon, not in real life!
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    Who in their right mind pay 250 000 for a fucking car? For that money you can have a custom car built and tuned to outperform those vehicles. I've seen a Toyota Starlet outrun a Ferrari.
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    Who in their right mind pay 250 000 for a fucking car? For that money you can have a custom car built and tuned to outperform those vehicles. I've seen a Toyota Starlet outrun a Ferrari.
    because people buy a Lamborghini based purely on performance
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    Who in their right mind pay 250 000 for a fucking car? For that money you can have a custom car built and tuned to outperform those vehicles. I've seen a Toyota Starlet outrun a Ferrari.
    I don't think speed is what matters here. Unless you're a racer who uses Lamborghini to race, I don't see where you could max out that speed.

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    because people buy a Lamborghini based purely on performance
    If you don't buy a Lamborghini for speed, then why the fuck would you pick a car with nearly 700bhp?
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    Who in their right mind pay 250 000 for a fucking car? For that money you can have a custom car built and tuned to outperform those vehicles. I've seen a Toyota Starlet outrun a Ferrari.
    I would if I had the money. It's a beautiful car and it carries a historical name. Why the fuck would I want some Toyota if I could afford a Lambo.
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    Who in their right mind pay 250 000 for a fucking car? For that money you can have a custom car built and tuned to outperform those vehicles. I've seen a Toyota Starlet outrun a Ferrari.
    It's almost as if there's something intrinsically wrong with spending vast quantities of money on personal luxuries while the world is filled with poverty and starvation...
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    I would if I had the money. It's a beautiful car and it carries a historical name. Why the fuck would I want some Toyota if I could afford a Lambo.
    Right, so Lamborghinis sales would be unaffected if they had lets say a 3 cylinder 75bhp engine?
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    If you don't buy a Lamborghini for speed, then why the fuck would you pick a car with nearly 700bhp?
    They look waaaaaay better than a shitty starlet, and they're much more rare than one as well.

    Edited:

    Right, so Lamborghinis sales would be unaffected if they had lets say a 3 cylinder 75bhp engine?
    Are you dumb?
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    Lambos and ferraris are a waste of money anyway imo.

    Go ahead and buy one, idc, but even if i had the money, I wouldn't get one.
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    And this is why Italian cars are best. They have soul, they have personality, and they're exciting even when they're just putzing along!


    Lambos and ferraris are a waste of money anyway imo.
    Waste of money? That sort of sound and performance?


    Money well spent 'far as I'm concerned.
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    And this is why Italian cars are best. They have soul, they have personality, and they're exciting even when they're just putzing along!




    Waste of money? That sort of sound and performance?


    Money well spent 'far as I'm concerned.
    Exactly, they sound good, go like rockets and look awesome.

    Sure they may cost a bit, but what else can you expect?

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    Exactly, they sound good, go like rockets and look awesome.

    Sure they may cost a bit, but what else can you expect?

    You are completely unaware that those aspects you are describing can be achieved with lesser amounts of money but that's stupid in your opinion right?
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    You are completely unaware that those aspects you are describing can be achieved with lesser amounts of money but that's stupid in your opinion right?
    You're right, but imo it's not the same thing. A lambo has that feel that you don't get in other cars.
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    It's almost as if there's something intrinsically wrong with spending vast quantities of money on personal luxuries while the world is filled with poverty and starvation...
    There isn't. If I want to buy a nice car, and I have the money, I have every right to buy that nice car. Just because someone ten thousand miles away is starving doesn't mean I shouldn't enjoy the luxuries I bust my ass to acquire.


    Who in their right mind pay 250 000 for a fucking car?
    Because
    For that money you can have a custom car built and tuned to outperform those vehicles.


    It's their money. Who are you to tell them what to spend it on? If they want to modify some god-awful Toyota to go fast, let them. If they want to buy a Lamborghini, let them. It's not your money, why do you care?


    Funnily enough the modified Toyota will be a heap of junk. It will only go fast in a straight line, it won't be reliable, it won't stop for shit, it will sound awful, and it's more likely to go up in a ball of flames than the Aventador that this thread was made about!

    I don't think speed is what matters here. Unless you're a racer who uses Lamborghini to race, I don't see where you could max out that speed.

    It's not the top speed so much as how it gets there. Getting pinned to the seat, hearing that monster engine literally scream, THAT is what buying a car like this is all about for gearheads that can afford them.


    If you don't buy a Lamborghini for speed, then why the fuck would you pick a car with nearly 700bhp?
    Badge, prestige, exclusivity, bragging rights. IMO they're the wrong reasons to buy anything, but that's why the majority of these things get sold.


    I'd hazard a guess that maybe one out of ten supercars ever breaks 110MPH. Most of them probably never even break 85, and there's quite a few that never run at all.
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    Some people want a to spend the time and money making a production car outrun a supercar.

    And then some people want a supercar.

    And then some people's supercars burn to the ground.

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    I know somewhere Top Gear is having a heart attack.
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    I know somewhere Top Gear is having a heart attack.
    I was going to post that
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    Who in their right mind pay 250 000 for a fucking car? For that money you can have a custom car built and tuned to outperform those vehicles. I've seen a Toyota Starlet outrun a Ferrari.
    But Toyota starlets are shit.



    Look at these lines:



    It's fucking beautiful.
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    But Toyota starlets are shit.



    Look at these lines:



    It's fucking beautiful.
    Jesus christ it was an example of what you can do. If you are going to build a car you probably won't use a starlet since there are way better platforms. And if you got your hands on 250 000 to spend, you can shape the body of the car any way you want.
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    Jesus christ it was an example of what you can do. If you are going to build a car you probably won't use a starlet since there are way better platforms. And if you got your hands on 250 000 to spend, you can shape the body of the car any way you want.
    What's your problem with people buying expensive cars?

    It's their money, let them buy what they want.
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    Some people want the whole package with a super car. The looks, the speed and the pedigree nature of the brand. It's an exclusive club some people want to be in. There is nothing wrong with modifying a cheaper car for performance and looks too, it's just not what some people want from a car

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    If you don't buy a Lamborghini for speed, then why the fuck would you pick a car with nearly 700bhp?
    There are speed limits you know, it's not like many people would risk damaging their Lamborghini to race. It's just a luxury thing.
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    Jesus christ it was an example of what you can do. If you are going to build a car you probably won't use a starlet since there are way better platforms. And if you got your hands on 250 000 to spend, you can shape the body of the car any way you want.
    You should take this argument here: http://facepunch.com/forums/384
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    There isn't. If I want to buy a nice car, and I have the money, I have every right to buy that nice car. Just because someone ten thousand miles away is starving doesn't mean I shouldn't enjoy the luxuries I bust my ass to acquire.
    Unless it does.

    I honestly don't buy the concept that just because someone is good at moving money around in the stock market and learning how best to cut jobs and get bonuses in the business they run that they necessarily "earn" or deserve the wealth they accumulate.
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    There are speed limits you know, it's not like many people would risk damaging their Lamborghini to race. It's just a luxury thing.
    You need a car that can go over 200 mph for that future moment where you have to outrun an explosion.
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    What's your problem with people buying expensive cars?

    It's their money, let them buy what they want.
    He's probably jealous and this is how he puts it out there?
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    Thread about car on fire turns into class war and socialism. Only on Facepunch...
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    Thread about car on fire turns into class war and socialism. Only on Facepunch...
    smash the state n' shit, y'all

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    It both looks and acts like an Nvidia card.
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    Jesus christ it was an example of what you can do. If you are going to build a car you probably won't use a starlet since there are way better platforms. And if you got your hands on 250 000 to spend, you can shape the body of the car any way you want.
    I'm sure if you had a lot of money you would want the most best car you can get your hands on, I know I would.
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    You are completely unaware that those aspects you are describing can be achieved with lesser amounts of money but that's stupid in your opinion right?
    Because a Toyota Startlet with 2000 BHP is better than a 700 BHP lambo.

    Cars aren't about numbers. Most people who can even afford a car like this can't even drive it above 200 km/h on a track.

    Edited:

    It both looks and acts like an Nvidia card.
    Not mine

    Edited:

    Jesus christ it was an example of what you can do. If you are going to build a car you probably won't use a starlet since there are way better platforms. And if you got your hands on 250 000 to spend, you can shape the body of the car any way you want.
    Its not about having a fast car. Its about having a dream car.
    Don't you have a dream car that costs more than those "DIY cars" like the starlet you said?
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    Unless it does.

    I honestly don't buy the concept that just because someone is good at moving money around in the stock market and learning how best to cut jobs and get bonuses in the business they run that they necessarily "earn" or deserve the wealth they accumulate.
    I agree with that I'd would rather see people sending money to Africa, India or whatever rather than buying an expensive car. This isn't the way the system works though, and you'd have to make a change at the government level (like incresng taxes, more regulations on cars, corporations and whatnot) before it'd make a difference. I personally don't blame the man for wanting a Lamborghini, they make really nice cars. I agree that money, resources and pretty much everything else should be shared more fairly.

  37. Post #37
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    a Lamborghini is a luxury car

    key word: luxury

    unless you plan on becoming a professional racer, you don't buy a lambo for it's engine.
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    So....is violently going up in flames covered under the warranty?

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    Jesus christ it was an example of what you can do. If you are going to build a car you probably won't use a starlet since there are way better platforms. And if you got your hands on 250 000 to spend, you can shape the body of the car any way you want.
    You're dumb. Why would I wait for a car to be HEAVILY modded when I can just buy a supercar on the spot? You're missing the point if I wanted to mod a car to get that kind of hp a lambo is giving then I have to do a shitload of mods and you're definitely going to have to do some weight reduction mods like rear seat delete, etc. I'd rather have a lambo where I have a beautiful comfortable interior and exterior with the speed than a toyota.



    And really a toyota? You couldn't say like a Subaru or something?
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    Well Shit.