Thursday, January 17, 2008

A Relegious Experience


Today I had an automotive epiphany. I drove a Lamborghini Gallardo. What an impressive car. That is what I want next. I had been planning on following the 355 up with a 360 or 550 but my search for the next car is over. It will have to be a Lamborghini. Why? Several things. First, the performance is out of this world. This is the first car that I have been in where straight line acceleration was so violent that no other word than scary is applicable. What’s more the car was scary without full throttle. I suppose that is what one should expect from an all wheel drive car with a 0 to 60 time of approximately 4 seconds. The car I drove a blue 2004 model. I put a picture of it in the gallery. I noticed it on Gran Prix’s web site and went in to take a look. They were putting new tires on it which gave me a chance to look at the suspension. When the tires were on Joe and I took it out for a spin. I can say, without reservation that I like this car better than the 355 and better than the 360.
What a monster.
If I were to fault it I would say it is too competent and the interior is too Audi. Yes, I know neither of these are faults. What I mean to say is that the Lambo takes a mediocre driver like me and makes me feel like Michael Schumacher, but in a Lamborghini not a Ferrari. Where the Ferrari feels quick and lively the Lamborghini feels solid and planted. I am not going to give you the blow by blow of the test drive. But I will say I comfortably went faster in the Lamborghini than I have gone in my Ferrari. I like the E-Gear system on the Lamborghini better than the Ferrari paddle shifter system I tried on the Maserati. I know this is not an apples to apples comparison but the system in the Lamborghini is fantastic. I like the all wheel drive. To harness that much horsepower, over 500, you really need all wheel drive. Finally, I liked the ergonomics of the cockpit. What a great car! I did not expect there to be such a difference between the two vehicles. Wow. This site may have to be renamed two months with a Ferrari:)

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