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Offline OzCarSightings

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www.ozcarsightings.com/lamborghini-museum-and-gallardo-lp560-4.php

Final proper update from Euro land (street/Nurburgring sightings to go).

We rocked up at the Lamborghini factory in Sant'Agata at 8am on a Monday to pick up our two new Gallardo LP560-4's. Two days to do as we pleased so after a look around the factory/museum we headed 400km to Val d'Aosta for our overnight stay - some of the worlds best scenery and roads awaiting us. Never really setup for a photoshoot, just took pics where we stopped....too much fun driving.

The Gallardo has to be the most usable day to day supercar, just so easy to drive yet so much fun. Brutal acceleration with the newest version of the e-gear 'box and one of the worlds best soundtracks to boot (especially in 3km long tunnels)! The only downside is the horrible brakes (we tried both steel and ceramic), absolutely no feel.....press the pedal and you get nothing, so you push harder which in turn slams your head into the wheel. Seems to be a common complaint so not sure why it hasn't been fixed.

The passion of the Italian people is amazing, everyone stops for a chat, waves or beeps their horn in appreciation of the cars.

Oh and the pizza is beyond description!

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Heaven in the tunnel
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220kmh+ in a 80 zone
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Reventon
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Diablo GT, my favourite!
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Offline mhh

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Great pics, Jan.   I must have missed the background to the story - how did you come to be picking up 2 cars from the factory and where were you going?



Offline SPEEDCORE

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BEST BEST BEST!!!

I have been hanging/hoping! that you went to the Lambo Factory  :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:


The passion of the Italian people is amazing, everyone stops for a chat, waves or beeps their horn in appreciation of the cars.

Oh and the pizza is beyond description!

That is true, I am of Italian heritage and have been to Italy many times to visit the relatives and its rare to see anyone that is only a fan of one Italian marque. Any new model be it the Alfa Mito to the latest Ferrari will get 1st news coverage. Besides the people that work at the car companies most Italians just love Italian cars especially the exotic ones. You only see the Lambo/Ferrari rivalry outside of Italy.

Yes the food is amazing!  :D

Thanx for the pics!! :D



Offline OzCarSightings

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^ Haha!

Great pics, Jan.   I must have missed the background to the story - how did you come to be picking up 2 cars from the factory and where were you going?

Thanks Mark.

I went with Car Advice (http://www.caradvice.com.au/category/full-throttle/) as their photographer on a 4 week trip across Europe in April/May. 5 countries and 13 cars (I think) we covered.



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Sen-freakin-sational.  Especially that tunnel shot.  Well done.

It's possible it beats my tour of that area in a Vauxhall.   :?



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Offline mondi

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WOW - lost for words.  :worship:




^^^ and that's saying something   :p



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I just became a fan on facebook too :cool:

Link Speedy?

Oh, and great pics as usual.  :thumbsup:



Offline dkabab

great work once again... just how much planning went into this tour?

i got lost driving to the factory.... even though its on the main road :doh:






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