December 17, 2012

If you crashed your $376,000 Lamborghini Aventador into a snowy ditch and walked away from it...

... you'd Instagram it. You know you would! (Compare me, in 2005, when I wrecked my car.)

31 comments:

traditionalguy said...

So what's the annual insurance rate on those cars? The MPG doesn't scare me but the Ins rate does.

mccullough said...

What can the government do to make sure that high-powered sports cars like these do not end up in the wrong hands?

edutcher said...

I'd winder whether I can get the cool one in alizarin crimson.

PS Bump on the noggin, huh? It does explain a couple of things.

I don't like the idea of sitting in the back of a police car where everyone can see me and imagine I've been arrested and wonder what crime I must have committed. "Hey, look! It's Professor Althouse! She's been arrested!"

I'll have to tell you about the time The Blonde was busted as an undercover hooker.

The Drill SGT said...

folks think that enough money wil allow you to violate the laws of physics, just as you do the laws of good taste.

guess what? 700hp will accelerate you in a straight line, an object, in motion tends to stay in motion, 1.5 tons of car moving at 80mph is a lot of inertia. sorry ass AWD with racing tires, isn't going to alter that vector at all....

Ann Althouse said...

Every time I hear about a Lamborghini, it's crashing. What's wrong with those things?

Lem said...

This rapper is promoting a near-fatal slide into extreme individualism... or something.

AJ Lynch said...

How come I don't remember that accident? I have been lurking here for at least te years now? And only six comments? Were we all hungover from GW's 2nd inauguration?

Palladian said...

Every time I hear about a Lamborghini, it's crashing. What's wrong with those things?

1. They're Italian.
2. It's generally stupid, tacky, testosterone-addled assholes who buy and drive the expensive, outrageously powerful pieces of shit.

David said...

Tyga is a third tier rapper, but still raking in the cash. Is this a great country or what?

David said...

AJ in 2005 five comments was a good day.

Mitchell the Bat said...
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Lem said...

I remember an incident with a red light one time... I saw the red light, as I was approaching, and I didn't have the proper reaction, I dont remember driving thru it exactly however, it was as if I was in a momentary daze... I then asked my passenger in the front, who also noticed it, did I just drive thru a red light?

I was weird... we also were in the middle of a conversation just before I nonchalantly kept on driving past the red light.

Mitchell the Bat said...

Tyga?

No, wait.

Tyga?

Oh, I get it.

Tyga's like saying tiger except it's saying it in a different way.

That's so kule.

Lem said...

Are there two Lambo Fields now?

SteveR said...

I remember that accident and the search for a replacement.

Re: Tyga I was waivering on stupid before, no longer

Lem said...

In another "day and age" that kind of thing would have been kept quiet... it would have been considered a source of embarrassment.

leslyn said...

Apparently there's still no cure for stupid.

Palladian said...

Taiga.

YoungHegelian said...

Every time I hear about a Lamborghini, it's crashing

What's the difference between a porcupine & a Lamborghini?

With a porcupine, the pricks are on the outside.

Mitchell the Bat said...

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Lem said...

Taiga

More like Tiara Air.

Crunchy Frog said...

I'll have to tell you about the time The Blonde was busted as an undercover hooker.

How much was she asking for?

Kylos said...

From the article:
"Given that the Aventador's frame is made from carbon fiber, it probably survived mostly unscathed"

What!?

Lem said...

Lambos come with air bag...
I'm saying that to explain...

This is a tough crowd.

Chip S. said...

Tayga Tayga turning right!
Off the pavement toward the white,
even tho it's 4WD!
Yo' driving skillz ain't wicked tight.

bagoh20 said...

I really don't understand why such spending isn't embarrassing. I could afford one of those, but my only vehicle is a 3 year old pick up truck that I bought used. I have much better ways to spend my money. That's enough money to get a friend or relative started in their own business like a restaurant or something. Buying a car with it is just a poor return. Rent one, get it out of your system and move on.

That said, I do envy easy money like a rapper makes. If you don't work hard for it, it's easy to just blow it on anything you want. I don't need anything, but I still want to win the lottery. Then I could blow money without guilt, or more importantly the fear of having to make it again the hard way.

pm317 said...

I just read your old accident post. Yeah, pretty much how I felt on Thursday night but yours was way worse. I wrote about deer hitting my car here on Thursday night. I am taking my car to the shop tomorrow. It is no Lamborghini. Not much damage and no, there was no dead deer on the road. I checked.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Now that's classic, Chip.

pm317 said...

Every time I hear about a Lamborghini, it's crashing. What's wrong with those things?

Other way around -- You hear about the crash because it is Lamborghini.

Bob Ellison said...

"You know you would" assumes that everyone craves fame. Not everyone does.

Rusty said...

Ann Althouse said...
Every time I hear about a Lamborghini, it's crashing. What's wrong with those things?

The first thing you need to know when you purchase an Italian sports car.....oh hell any Italian car, is that they are manufactured to employ Italian mechanics.
The Italian mechanics just let you use their car every once in awhile.