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Several Lamborghini have been captured in Melbourne, Australia.
So far they are contained in glass covered enclosures but some fear they might brake out.
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Just kept them on the roads and off the trails.

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How many bails of hay can they carry?

I dated a girl long ago who's father had one in his colossal garage. The thing had to be parked with a custom hoist to reduce wear on the suspension. Sitting still. I bet that hoist cost 20 grand on its own.


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Several Lamborghini have been captured in Melbourne, Australia.
So far they are contained in glass covered enclosures but some fear they might brake out.

They look a bit crowded in that enclosure.  It's clearly not a reflection of their "real world habitats".  Should Melbourne determine that more space is needed, I am willing to provide use of my driveway!!

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Not my cup of tea.  Too much of a resource waste.  Sorry.

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"They look a bit crowded in that enclosure"

They are hibernating..
Not many people know that ..
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Resource waste?  There are typically less than 3,000 produced per year, and I'd be willing to bet the average owner of a Lambo puts less than 3,000 miles on it, per year.  So that is a pretty low use of resources if you ask me.  Combine that with the exorbitant price tag, and it puts it out of reach for most consumers, thereby reducing the carbon footprint of all Lambo's on the road on a yearly basis.  I'd argue flight and pickup trucks have a bigger annual impact on the environment and command the use of far more precious resources than all the Lambo's on the road today combined.

But after all Franco's post was in jest (a rare, wild animal not often seen on the roads, but look at them all contained in that enclosure).  :D


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Oh, to drive a Lamborghini on an outback highway...

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Resource waste?  There are typically less than 3,000 produced per year, and I'd be willing to bet the average owner of a Lambo puts less than 3,000 miles on it, per year.  So that is a pretty low use of resources if you ask me.  Combine that with the exorbitant price tag, and it puts it out of reach for most consumers, thereby reducing the carbon footprint of all Lambo's on the road on a yearly basis.  I'd argue flight and pickup trucks have a bigger annual impact on the environment and command the use of far more precious resources than all the Lambo's on the road today combined.

But after all Franco's post was in jest (a rare, wild animal not often seen on the roads, but look at them all contained in that enclosure).  :D

I know, I know.  But this day and age about global warming and decreasing resources... it still sends a bad image (at least to me).  Same as F1 racing.

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Resource waste?  There are typically less than 3,000 produced per year, and I'd be willing to bet the average owner of a Lambo puts less than 3,000 miles on it, per year.  So that is a pretty low use of resources if you ask me.  Combine that with the exorbitant price tag, and it puts it out of reach for most consumers, thereby reducing the carbon footprint of all Lambo's on the road on a yearly basis.  I'd argue flight and pickup trucks have a bigger annual impact on the environment and command the use of far more precious resources than all the Lambo's on the road today combined.

But after all Franco's post was in jest (a rare, wild animal not often seen on the roads, but look at them all contained in that enclosure).  :D

I know, I know.  But this day and age about global warming and decreasing resources... it still sends a bad image (at least to me).  Same as F1 racing.

Says the man who flies all over the world.

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Resource waste?  There are typically less than 3,000 produced per year, and I'd be willing to bet the average owner of a Lambo puts less than 3,000 miles on it, per year.  So that is a pretty low use of resources if you ask me.  Combine that with the exorbitant price tag, and it puts it out of reach for most consumers, thereby reducing the carbon footprint of all Lambo's on the road on a yearly basis.  I'd argue flight and pickup trucks have a bigger annual impact on the environment and command the use of far more precious resources than all the Lambo's on the road today combined.

But after all Franco's post was in jest (a rare, wild animal not often seen on the roads, but look at them all contained in that enclosure).  :D

I know, I know.  But this day and age about global warming and decreasing resources... it still sends a bad image (at least to me).  Same as F1 racing.

Says the man who flies all over the world.

True that.  Although we are talking one or at most two trips a year.  And as a retiree, my daily commute is zero.

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Oh sure, just like the African Bees, some collector says they're harmless and won't get out. But then someone leaves the door open and, VROOM VROOM: very high speed ensues...
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Why does this make me think of Top Gear? :D

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Oh, to drive a Lamborghini on an outback highway...

Just once is all I need.  Just once.

*and if I drive too fast, it may really be just once, because I may never be allowed to drive again!!


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You know I always did wonder what those heavy bumpers were for: Lambo catchers?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_train

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Why does this make me think of Top Gear? :D

I'm thinking Fast & Furious.

Gotta agree with ET, just once it would be fun to floor the pedal on one of those beauties.


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Captive breeding program?

If that's a shelter, I'd LOVE to sign up as a foster mum! I've room for two...
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Not my cup of tea.  Too much of a resource waste.  Sorry.

Hey now, they're upwards of 20mpg...as long as you drive them poorly.

This better?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_train

http://outbacktowing.tripod.com

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I would probably get one but Yakima doesn't make a canoe rack for them.

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Not my cup of tea.  Too much of a resource waste.  Sorry.

Hey now, they're upwards of 20mpg...as long as you drive them poorly.

This better?


Well, it looks sharp for sure!   :D

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I would probably get one but Yakima doesn't make a canoe rack for them.

You can just use the posts that bolt straight through the roof sheet metal.

Couple of pop rivet runs and you're golden.
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Just kept them on the roads and off the trails.

I always thought it was a pity when we got a daytime speed limit here in Montana... we really used to see a lot of interesting cars, including Lamborghinis, here!

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Not my cup of tea.  Too much of a resource waste.  Sorry.


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Well, it looks sharp for sure!   :D

Hey now! I really did think 50mpg, 0-60mph in under 5 seconds, and great breaking/cornering due to its really light weight (materials conservation) would be right up your alley...

Ah well, I tried. Back to petitioning for the right of Lambos to live cage-free.  :D
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