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Finally got a taste of newer Lamborghini v12


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Emissary brought his entire collection yesterday to the festival of cars. We went and got a late lunch/early dinner several weeks ago and talked cars. My Jalpa wasn't done in time, so he said he needed someone to drive the Murcielago there and asked if I could do that and I felt super honored and privileged to say, "Um, yes!"

 

Some of you may recognize the car as it is Alex's old ride. It had a hunting idle issue which I came over and helped him do plugs and check for vacuum leaks and look over things and since then it's been purring like a kitten.

 

We ended up in a long line of an Ultima GTR, 2 RWB Porsches (his 964 and 993), his F430 Scuderia, the Murcielago and his friend's viper. Was quite a sight to see on the way to the festival.

 

Up to this point the cars I've been in for Lambos have all been the old vintage cars, and I had never had the chance to do anything other than sit in the newer stuff. So I felt honored and incredibly lucky to have the chance to drive a murci.

 

I found the throttle response to be incredibly epic, though far touchier than most cars I've been in, and certainly not a car to take lightly with TCS off since it'll just go whenever you want it to, but once you get down the sensitive clutch and happy throttle, it shifts, responds and is an absolute dream to drive. What an incredible and beautiful car. The oldest v12 I had had a chance to experience was a very long time ago in a 1st gen diablo at a car show, long long time ago.

 

The amount of power is enough that you can be gentle on the road but it's apparently obvious it has no quarrels opening up when you want it. I can see why people who own them tend to hang onto them. My next car will certainly be a v12. It's incredible how smooth they are. You couldn't really feel the engine in the sense of the wild vibration, or the way the v8 cars are, the sound can't be missed for sure, and the sound of it humming and howling behind you is most certainly the things that dreams are made of.

 

If he hops on and sees this, I just want to give him another huge "thank you" for the trust in driving it, and the opportunity as well. I told him he gets to borrow my Jalpa for a few days as a thank you when it's done.

 

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My little 924 creepin' in the background, all jealous of the supercars.

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That's awesome! I was in whiteouts old 03 many years ago but that's been my only other V12 experience besides the Diablo. The RWB looks sick! Love the color.

 

He ended up with 3 awards at the show. The RWB backdate got the people's choice, everyone LOVED it. Sounds amazing too.

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Thanks for the kind words Derek! I'm really glad you were able to drive the car as well.

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Man I miss that car...glad it's in good hands. BTW, it's 2wd conversion, which is why the TCS is so hyperactive, so the steering would've felt a little lighter as well, especially at lower speeds. Probably one of the best Murcie's I've ever owned...super strong and still looks amazing! Thanks Josh for taking such good care of her!

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