AustinLambo

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  1. AustinLambo

    Will Performantes Hold Value?

    clean carfax....just ran it.
  2. AustinLambo

    Will Performantes Hold Value?

    Lambo seats ARE made by Sparco. And yes they do arrive at Lambo in boxes that say SPARCO on them. https://www.sparcousa.com/oem
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    Will Performantes Hold Value?

    MSRP $335 Miles 480 Asking $275 https://www.bentleygoldcoast.com/2018-lambo...ante-c-6623.htm
  4. AustinLambo

    Will Performantes Hold Value?

    I believe you. Dallas Lambo is VERY good at not haggling.
  5. AustinLambo

    Will Performantes Hold Value?

    No offense intended bro. We are all here for the same reason. We waste too much $$ and time on cars. Have you been to Lambo to see the cars being built? If not, do. You will love it. Here is what you will see. (don't be offended, I am just reporting what I saw). The Huracans are on their own line. They are assembled in the literal sense. There are boxes from VAG, Sparco for the seats etc. I believe nothing on the Huracans is truly made in Italy. They make no attempts to hide the fact that the H is an Audi. It IS an Audi turned up to 11. We watched as they wheeled in stacks of fully assembled H bodies that I believe were made in Hungry. Fully painted. The (mostly younger) guys on the H line were just bolting the parts together. The H (and HP) engines are made in Germany. The fact that the H is basically an Audi should not be seen as a negative. I could care less. The HP is a special car. Then on the other side of the plant, they are making the Aventador. TOTALLY different experience. I saw NO boxes from Germany . I am sure there are parts from different countries on the A, but it was almost 100% Italian. The A engine is unique the Aventador. The cars are painted in Italy at a small family owned paint shop off-site. (yes, they contract it out.) The paint process for the Aventador is on a totally different level vs the H. Did you know on all the tri-color cars the first color they use is bright green? We watched as the interiors were being hand-stitched (vs pulled from a Sparco box like the H). The workers on the A line were mostly older with a few gents that have been with Lambo since the old days. The Aventador is made like you THINK Lamborghinis are made. We then went up to Pagani (old plant). Pagani was creating their masterpieces just like Lambo was with the AV. Hand made, slow production, each part from Italy (except the engine/ trans) Ferrari was epic. However, totally mechanized. I was disappointed how many machines were involved. To say Ferrari is a hand built car is not true. The Aventador was. What REAllY blew my mind was all the part Ferrari was getting from China. We were on a VIP tour with a small group of other folks. Wife and I wandered off a bit (outside of the painted lines that you are told never to cross) and saw the Chinese stampings all kinds of parts. Exhaust is MADE IN CHINA for the 458/ 488. Ferrari uses Tubi to make the tips. So when Joe blow owner looks at his tips he may see Tubi stampings even tho the actual exhaust is Chinese. Anyway, I lost a little respect for Ferrari. Seriously, for what they charge you would think they would use true Italian companies for their parts. Guys, go to Modena. Go to all the plants. It will blow your mind and change your perspective. You may become a much more educated car person and not so susceptible to marketing BS. The Lambo truck is nowhere near the same league as the A or even the H. I have seen several and egad are those things built to a lower standard. The paint is mass production. Fit and finish is the same. Save $200k and get a new Navigator.
  6. AustinLambo

    Will Performantes Hold Value?

    I dont think we disagree on a single point Other than pricing of HPs. I am merely passing along real world buying experience. As many others have suspected the HP will follow the same depreciation curve as the other Huracans. Such is the way. Interesting about the engine tech in the MC. I didn't know that. With that said, I wouldn't care if I were in the market for one. Here is a great article on MC engines: https://jalopnik.com/this-20-year-old-nissa...aren-1793155467 You would be STUNNED by the number of parts etc in a modern Ferrari that are from...CHINA. You can't compare any Lambo to Ferrari. Not for the sake of how the market sees the 2 brands. Ferrari is on a totally different level. The Pista will double in value. At least. Lambo has always won the heart strings war with me. When I open the garage and see the AV Roadster it never fails to make me feel happy (and lucky). Huracans are Audis. Its a R10! Audi just came out with a RWD version of the R10. As someone else here pointed out the next obvious move for the HP will be a RWD version. Clearly, he is right. I doubt too many folks will use their HPs on the track. I haven't done a track event in a while (I have an Ariel Atom 3s for those duties). Friends who track all the time have kept with their z28s, Porches etc.
  7. AustinLambo

    Will Performantes Hold Value?

    Guys...I was offered similar deals on 4 cars. Honestly, they offered the discounts on my first call without me really asking. Maybe it is your dealer who is not telling you the truth about the discounting. (more likely, no?) HPs are special cars TO US car nerds. Not to the general car buying world who could care less about the nerdery that this car offers. $300k is a lot of dough considering all the competition (new and used). I also think Lambo overpriced this car. There is NO way the HP is worth the same or even close to a 2014-15 Aventador Roadster. And yet, that is where many of them ended up. I bet that more than a couple wide-eyed HP buyers decided to get a slightly used V12. I would NEVER sell our AV Roadster for a HP. Never. Ever. Mclaren owns $300k space for now. Their 720s is a next level car. It eclipses everything else in that price range. Thus, they are not in inventory and when they resell for MSRP + or -. Mclaren out Lambo'ed Lambo with the 720S design. Tech wise they surpassed Ferrari. I still prefer the HP. Old school brute.
  8. AustinLambo

    Will Performantes Hold Value?

    Demand appears to have been met based on what is for sale. The buyers who wanted one have it. The problem now is that the market is probably oversaturated with HPs. my then new 2011 SL was discounted by around $40k off MSRP. Sticker was $282 IIRC. Bought it in 2010. In 2011 I traded it for a 09 Scuderia...even. The Scuderia originally cost $305. when new to the original owner. I paid what amounted to $190k, trading even with for the SL. Scuderia guy lost $100k....in 2009 the economy was a mess. I know of a few very nice Scuderias with all the right stuff for around $210. My old 2011 SL is probably worth...$150k or less. Draw your own conclusions. That means my 2011 SL is worth around 50% less vs when it was new based on MSRP. The same thing will happen for the HPs. It is the cycle of life for a Lambo owner. I bet that a $330 HP will be worth in the mid to low mid $200s this time next year.
  9. AustinLambo

    Will Performantes Hold Value?

    interesting....having bought several new and used Lambos I was never asked to sign something like that. Maybe its because I never specced a car...
  10. AustinLambo

    Current Performante market

    No doubt. Nice guy tho. 21 years old and he owns a Lambo store. Not too shabby. I have met many rich kids and most act like they hit a homer even tho they were born on 3rd base. He didn't act like that...classy kid. I was referring to the store manager. Not Marc. Bruce Marx. Bruce is the business guy who runs the store for Vega. Bruce was one of the key guys who made COTA happen. CALL Bruce...
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    Current Performante market

    3 dealers in texas....call them. You can get a car to your spec in 90-120 days.
  12. AustinLambo

    Current Performante market

    Ask for the owner. Go around Marc. For a fact the CEO of Lambo is watching them and making sure they can sell cars.
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    Current Performante market

    this looks like a well specced car. They are asking less than $300k. Offer them $280-283. I bet you will end up at 290. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Huracan-Performant...QI2&vxp=mtr
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    Current Performante market

    Lambo Austin.... and there is another new dealer in NC. New dealers are under massive pressure to get sales or Lambo won't sell them cars.
  15. AustinLambo

    Current Performante market

    I offered 10% off MSRP on a HP. They told me they would only go 8%. I would assume you too could get the same deal. Wife couldn't deal with the sport seats. PM me for dealer connection. Car is still for sale (they have had it for 4 months).