Once again I’m here to show you a gallery of photos of the latest from the Lamborghini stable, seeing as it’s nearly Christmas and you might be wondering what to get me. This time it’s the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster. You’ve probably realised by now that I’m rather fond of Lamborghinis, as they tend to feature far more than other brand of supercar here on stustake.com. Not that I’d kick any supercar out of my garage…
For the tech-heads out there all the technical specs in their detailed glory are available here on the Lamborghini website. And for the rest of us? Here’s the really important stuff. Figures are as listed on the above-mentioned Lambo site – as soon as they get in touch with me to road test the thing I’ll be sure to check if they’re telling the truth.
Power: 515 kW (700 HP)
Torque: 690 Nm (507 lbft)
Top Speed: 350 km/h (217 mph)
0-100 km/h: 3.0 s
Number of panties dropped: close to infinite. (they seem to have left this all-important stat off the tech specs page, but I’m sure that was merely an oversight).
“The price?” I hear you ask. Really? Does it really matter? If I say $80 000 will you be sure to dash off and snap one up next time you pop out to buy milk and bread? Well, if you insist, here you go: According to Automoblog.net: “the Lamborghini Aventador LP-700-4 Roadster is listed at a cost of 300,000 euros (45,000 euros above the price of the hardtop). When sold in the United States, expect it to have a price north of the $400,000 range.” Right, that’s that settled then. I’ll take three.
On with the gallery:
There’s a new Lamborghini out there… you know, because we’re all soooooo sick and tired of pootling about in the boring old Gallardo, right?
I could write lists of specs and whatnot here, but… naah. It’s proper fast and proper expensive. Plus, it’s apparently a one-off special version of its regular Aventador, so you probably can’t have one anyway, as according to Luxatic.com “The one-off Lamborghini Aventador J Speedster has already been sold, sadly, for a stunning price that exceeds €2.2 million”. Thus, look. Then drool. Then look over at your Ford Fiesta. Then sigh. Lookit:
Some more pics:
They see me rollin...
That’s right, this £7 million (approx $9.4 million) monstrosity is apparently up for grabs.
According to a post on eMercedesBenz, “a flamboyant entrepreneur, Swiss businessman Ueli Anliker, turned his Mercedes McLaren SLR into his very own custom red and gold super car. For those of you interested, Ueli is now selling his custom ride for a mere £7 million. At current conversion rates, that is $9,377,900.00.”
Apparently “the Mercedes McLaren SLR took a team of 35 men who spent a total of 30,000 man hours and more than £3.5 million in order to develop Anliker’s McLaren SLR 999 Red Gold Dream.”
Of course the lads over at Top Gear had a bit to say about this (you know, for once). Apparently they felt that the paintwork could “burn a hole through your eyes and into your nightmares” due to the 25 layers of red paint and 5kg of gold dust layered on to it.
Some more specs from the aforementioned article:
- Each of the SLR’s wheels are covered in 24 carat gold in addition to the gold covered headlights and door sills.
- the interior boasts jewelled indicators, gold trimmed steering wheel and ruby-covered switchgear.
- In total there are more than 600 rubies on the inside of the car.
- The supercharged 5.4-litre engine has been power boosted from 640bhp to 999 bhp – giving it a top speed of more than 210mph.
Lotto louts of the world – rejoice!
Check out some more pics, compliments of a combination of eMercedesBenz and theChive:
Firstly, did y’all see what I did there? No? Nevermind. Probably coz you’re not sure who Craig Rowin is, and absolutely nothing to do with crap jokes.
Anyhoo, this clown named Craig Rowin, an American comedian, has spent the last few months posting YouTube clips of himself asking for $1million. Kinda random, you know: the kind of clip of him just parking there saying “Gimme a million. Please”.
“Simple enough, what’s your point?” I hear you mumble. Well… apparently someone rich clown decided “what the hell, sure thing pal”, and has agreed to give the plucky fella exactly what he asked for: a cool $1million!
Truth? Dunno, but a couple of newsy-type sites are claiming that it IS true. According to one news site, “Rowin said he was ‘flabbergasted’ to receive a letter and a phone call from the man identifying himself as Benjamin who offered to hand over the entire sum.”
So if the new clips on Rowin’s site, along with all the stories on the web, are to be believed it looks like Mr Rowin will be $1million richer in the next few days after being handed a cheque at a Manhattan theatre on 2 February, whereafter he claims he’ll offer real proof of his windfall.
The first thing that I thought after reading this was: Why the hell didn’t I do that? I’m guessing the reason is that who actually thinks that someone will really just hand over that cash? The upshot of all this? I think you can safely expect the next few weeks to involve thousands upon thousands of copycats trying the exact same thing: asking anybody who’ll listen for cash, and lots of it. Awesome.
All together now: “No!”
Head over to craigrowin.com to check out his appeal clips, along with his newest one about how it all come true. The lucky bastard.
So there has finally been some clarification from the South African
party-poopers authorities about the purchase of foreign lottery tickets. An article this morning on Fin24.com had this to say:
Consumers who buy European lottery tickets with their credit cards are in contravention of foreign exchange regulations, and have to be reported to the SA Reserve Bank (Sarb) by card issuers.
This is according to Sarb’s deputy general manager of financial surveillance Charles Nevhutanda, who was responding to commonplace online advertisements placed on behalf of foreign lottery operators.
“South African residents may not participate in lotteries organised abroad, as such participation contravenes the Lotteries Act,” said Nevhutanda.
“In terms of the National Gambling Act, residents may not participate in any gambling activities not authorised in terms of the aforementioned act.
“It follows that residents may not use their credit or debit cards to facilitate payments for foreign lottery tickets or gambling activities.”
A number of South African publishers (including business news sites) and blog operators derive commission revenue from selling foreign lottery tickets to South Africans.
One such operator is leading South African blogger Seth Rotherham, who has put together the 2Oceansvibe Lottos website which sells tickets to South Africans for draws in Europe, the US and Australia. He argues that local partners have been able to “pay out each and every local winner, legally, via the SA Reserve bank”.
Feedback from those who have run foul of Sarb indicates that the central bank does not tolerate chancers.
A Fin24.com reader who got burnt indicated that his bank had reported his transactions to the Reserve Bank after he had spent nearly R50 000 buying tickets.
The Sarb levied an amount of 40% on the tickets purchased, and he had also had to pay for the services of legal representation to argue his case.
Seth’s in trouble, Seth’s in trouble fa la la la la. Me too one day (possibly) – I’ve also got a referrals link on my very own Lotteries page, but just haven’t actually sold any tickets yet. Marketing 101 FAIL.
Besides, when I win my billions SARB is more than welcome to try find me on my very own island. Assuming they can get past the trained attack sharks I will have for just such an eventuality… “Here fishy fishy fishy” CHOMP!
Seth’s response to the Fin24.com article? Here you go (copied from the comments section on the original Fin24 post):
It should be noted (if you were to contact me before writing a story next time, that would be great – ta) that the service which 2oceansvibe Lottos is affiliated to, allows you to pay them (actual people) to buy your ticket for you, physically, in cash, overseas. That said, we do NOT let you buy directly from the lottery. We are a proxy, not a retailer. Can you comprehend the difference?
You tell ‘em!