Among the droves of exotic cars running around Carmel, California during Monterey Car Week, this Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 caught my eye. I love this shade of blue on Lamborghinis, and the lineup of plebeian cars behind it really shows off the Murcielago’s exotic form. Lamborghinis are meant to be appreciated in the real world, amongst boring everyday things. That is where the are most extraordinary, and that is where the contrast is most extreme.
This is obviously quite an incredible car, one that is drooled over by the masses and treated as automotive royalty my most car buffs. I am guilty of doing much drooling over the Aventador myself of course, and I honestly think it is the best looking scissor-doored Lambos of all time; all of its insane looks and proportions are just perfect. I could just spend all my time here mindlessly ogling over the Aventador, and cater to the belief that such cars are indeed automotive royalty and can do no wrong. That, however, would not be the truth because the real story with all V12 Lambos is that, underneath all the speed, the sound, and the auto exotica, they have all had big flaws. Sure, many of their flaws add to the exotic experience on the street, and none would be a true Lamborghini without this aspect, but many of their shortcomings have also been in their driving experience. So how does the Aventador stack up to its ancestry? I went to Exotics Racing in Las Vegas to find out.
A Pagani Zonda Cinque fooling around with some Lambos and an F430 (camera car) late at night. Must be nice to have enough money to both afford those cars, and not care about getting caught driving like that by the police. Just listen to that Zonda though, perfection.
We were in attendance for this years Alpine Concours d’ Elegance. It was a solid event filled with more newer than older cars, although there were some fine examples of each. We lucked out with the beautiful weather and great setting. Here are some of the highlights…. Read the rest of this entry »
This is a very unique Murcielago, other than just being a Super Veloce which makes it rare enough. This car is matte brown with gold accents and it pulls it off beautifully despite being quite different from the usual Lamborghini fruit salad colors. This SV is also quite rare in that it doesnt have the big rear spoiler, just a ducktail on the back, and it is also one of just a few SVs to have a clutch pedal. This has to be my favorite Murcielago I have ever seen anywhere by a long shot. This car is just so unique and pulls off the different look beautifully. It stand out, even in a crowd of Lamborghinis. Now that should tell you something right there. More pictures inside. Read the rest of this entry »
Given the title of this post, I hope you guys are expecting to see some shots of beautiful specimens of the Raging Bulls. All these pictures that you are about to see were taken by me at Le Belle Macchine d’Italia. Le Belle Macchine took place in the Pocono Mountains from the 24th of June to the 27th. It is considered to be the largest Italian car show in the US and this year got a bump from 3 days to 4 days. Friday and Saturday was the Concorso d’Eleganza held at Mt. Airy Resort and Casino, and Sunday and Monday were the 2 days that cars were able to show off their power at Pocono International Raceway, where they were kinda enough to open up the road circuit part in the infield. For more information, here is their website. If you are interested in attending one, they have 2012′s scheduled for the Poconos, and they also have one in the fall in Daytona! http://www.italiancarevents.com/
First up, we have a beautiful, black Murcielago LP640-4. The first shot is of it at the Concorso and the second is of it pulling out of the parking lot at the Concorso. Read the rest of this entry »
Out walking around Carmel, CA after a car show during Concours week. Saw the Veyron from a distance and could not believe it. Got my camera out and had at it. Took a while to notice the LP-640 beside it, and I didn’t even notice the ‘Vette Z06 till I was looking at the pictures later that day. The Vette is like the whipped cream on the sundae, mediocre but it makes the whole thing a bit better. More pics inside.
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I’m going to start by listing all of the awful things about the Murcielago. It is hard to get in and out of, the driver position is awkward and not straight, the seat pokes you in many places and isn’t very comfortable, it has a small trunk that is almost useless, The steering is really heavy, the car feels absurdly huge, you have to avoid every pothole (expensive fix if you don’t), you have to be careful not to cut turns because you may scrape the car (like in a box truck), the car is cramped, there are blind spots everywhere except directly in front of you, its offensively impractical and vulgarly ostentatious, Its wider than the lane, rearview mirror is useless and only show you the engine, the side mirrors are useless and only show you the intakes for the engine, it is terrible on gas, nothing on the car is conventional or easy, no part of the car is socially acceptable, and because of the money at stake and the blindness, it is a terrifying car to drive and extremely stressful. So what is the appeal then? Read the rest of this entry »