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generally, I leave 20%. bUT ONLY ONE OF THESE WAS OUR WAITRESS. Not interested in getting any of them, but I doubt it would have been very hard considering I already had them in my lambo

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There is an aviation saying that sums it up: "Any landing you walk away from is a good landing". It looks like the VW engineering dept. did a better job than the driver.
No argument there ... but better doesn't work for me. I have seen a lot of similar crashes Porsche Ferrari lots of rear engines and never at that speed or impact see one break away so easily.

Gotta wonder how many guys would be "ok" sharing track time with a Lamborghini Aventador after seeing this.

This whole thing has interested me and below is an article that is hoping to find out answers. Lamborghini never claimed a split away - it mirrors my thoughts so of course I agree but would like to know more.

http://www.core77.com/posts/25612/la...-so-sure-25612

It's simple physics that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. When this understanding is transposed onto a car, we can see it means that the weakest parts will break first; we saw the wheel come off of an F1 car here, presumably because the suspension struts are weaker than the monocoque, allowing the energy from the impact to shatter them.
What that means to us is that the Aventador's monocoque is simply the most rigid part of the car, and that the strength differential between the monocoque and the rest of the car means the rest of the car is likely to experience catastrophic structural failure before the monocoque. But the thought that Lamborghini designed one half of the car to go careening off into space, and possibly doing damage to cars or people well outside of the crash zone, sounds completely absurd to us.

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It may have been a car which has already had structural damage from a previous crash? It just doesn't make sense to me that it divides in two so easily, now that anybody can acquire advanced software for material strain and break-off simulations.

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Lots of reading and research to the point most would become ill.

Lamborghini's R&D is impressive - carbon fiber tub aero downforce engine performance. The Veneno at 4.5M was insane until one just sold used for 7.5M and there is a lot of Veneno in the SV.

The F12's new engine and modifications were ticking the boxes but the SV just took the Ring in under 7 minutes. I know the F12M will have the La's new brakes more hp and better aero but a GT with close to 800 hp on the track with a front engine street is most likely too much for me to handle both wallet and capabilities.

Made a call to the "local dealer" 48 hours after the SV unveiling - one slot left I took it.

The SV heavily modified and re - engineered starting with the Veneno engine 50 plus more hp same torque and losing 100 pounds is going to be hard for Ferrari to beat.

Well aware it's angular - wild design lots of exposed aero / downforce single clutch thud shifts which may upset the car in a corner

Flame suit on ... I lied and officially full of Bull

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You two-face!

Congrats Doug. I have to say I really like the Aventador.

BTW - if you watch the clip you can see it is not sub 7 mins, the start and finish line are not one and the same.... It would be 7:03 or thereabouts. Still pleny fast,.

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Yes I am

Thanks and it's my understanding bridge to gantry reflects the proper time and it is just under 7. The story goes on that Porsche called and said pack it in before you beat the 918 time. The Ring is a lot like F1 the start and finish are two different locations. But as you stated there are numerous discussions about the time that conclude the time was as stated.

Ferrari doesn't need my business nor does Lamborghini but there is a feeling from the dealer to the factory that I could never achieve thru Ferrari.

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350/400GT maybe, or an Islero? But after that, I am entirely in agreement. The other front-engined cars all looked a bit of a mess; and from the Countach onwards, they adopted the "cab-forward" look for their mid-engined cars and that does nothing for me in the aesthetics department.
not sure where I've been; got to this party late. Ditto on mid-engined Lambo's. I've always liked the 350/400GTs and especially the Islero that, for some reason, has always especially appealed. He may have been playing me but I think I came close to acquiring Jim Kaminsky's Islero S well over a decade ago.

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not sure where I've been; got to this party late. Ditto on mid-engined Lambo's. I've always liked the 350/400GTs and especially the Islero that, for some reason, has always especially appealed. He may have been playing me but I think I came close to acquiring Jim Kaminsky's Islero S well over a decade ago.

......and good luck, Doug!
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not sure where I've been; got to this party late. Ditto on mid-engined Lambo's. I've always liked the 350/400GTs and especially the Islero that, for some reason, has always especially appealed. He may have been playing me but I think I came close to acquiring Jim Kaminsky's Islero S well over a decade ago.

......and good luck, Doug!
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Order should go in Monday - deciding between a few colors and options.

Switched to the roadster should arrive next spring.

Anyone spare some gold chains let me know
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Order should go in Monday - deciding between a few colors and options.

Switched to the roadster should arrive next spring.

Anyone spare some gold chains let me know
Never ? Never say never. Fantastic choice and a hearty congrats, Doug.

I do have gold chains (24K), but you may shy away. Instead, I would recommend a Batman's outfit (?) since it would be a roadster. Jokes aside, great choice, as always.

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PS. This Lambo Aventador (sp ?) was in the shop where my 16M was kept for maintenance.
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Congrats Doug,

When I was in Cannes I saw an Aventador Roadster. In St. Agata I saw the Sesto Elemento. They are fabulous flame throwing beasts.

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Yes, life is tough sometimes, Doug, but you have to take the rough with the smooth!!

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Corbin and I like the blue, but im good with white also, Glad i found this thread..

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Looks like you will have to get rid of your Ferrari...
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Corbin and I like the blue, but im good with white also, Glad i found this thread..
Went back and forth many times salesman must cringe when he opens his e-mail.

The factory reviews every request - many times denied.

Thought a visit to the factory in an attempt to twist some arms only to learn it's tighter at ad personam. Only have one pending request and it's been over a week.


Hate to share the spec - lots of buyers in the spec stage.

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Looks like you will have to get rid of your Ferrari...
Hope they were ok - that's not happening
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Went back and forth many times salesman must cringe when he opens his e-mail.

The factory reviews every request - many times denied.

Thought a visit to the factory in an attempt to twist some arms only to learn it's tighter at ad personam. Only have one pending request and it's been over a week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB5Y9wFPkYE

Hate to share the spec - lots of buyers in the spec stage.
That was cool! like the Forged Carbon stuff

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That was cool! like the Forged Carbon stuff
It is cool tends to break the piggy bank - forged carbon package on the SV - 80k

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Roadster . ad personam matte paint . red center hub . dione wheels . black calipers . glass with carbon fiber engine bay and cross member . ad personam interior . cf seats . alcantara wheel . sv branding package in alcantara . carbon fiber footrest and floor . nav . net holders . rear camera .
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don't forget the obama sticker and make sure you enter all C&C and car shows with both doors up! Congrats on a truly brutal car! Love all sv models from lambo.



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