Lamborghini leaves a carbon crater


We know all about fast, exotic cars like Ferraris and Lamborghinis, but this piece of news really irks me. In an age where most people are working together to preserve what’s left of the earth by minimizing our carbon footprint, along comes a sheikh who has more money than sense to fly his Lamborghini all the way fro Qatar to Britain – for an oil change. Of course, he had the help of Qatar Airways in shipping his Murcielago LP640 for approximately a 6,500 mile round trip that cost him around $39,000, but that obscene waste of money is the least of his concerns – what about the environmental crater he left behind? Ironically, the servicing cost a “mere” $7,030.47. I know this isn’t really tech-related, but the next time we go out and buy our next gadget, let’s try to make an environmentally positive choice, why don’t we?

Source: Wired

5 reviews or comments

Chris Says: August 1, 2008 at 7:43 am

Please, this carbon ‘crater’ is a micro fraction of the worlds emissions issue. Besides its not like millions of people are doing this. When did coolest gadgets become Coolest Soapbox?

Dottie Says: August 1, 2008 at 1:29 pm

With money like Jay Leno could open franchises and guarantee the car could be picked up by noon on the next day.

gene Says: August 1, 2008 at 2:16 pm

It really stinks for the pilots, (aviation and automotive) mechanics, logistics people, and hundreds of others who made money on this deal. They have no right to make a living!

I’d rather have the rich hoard ALL their money and never spend it!


elecmohwk Says: August 4, 2008 at 11:16 am

Not enough information. Was there more than one car shipped? Was the plane already going to Britain for other reasons?

While I would definitely say importing a crate of oil, and a certified tech, or even a factory tech, would have been cheaper/faster… you can’t fault the owner without the other information.

Split the carbon “crater” amongst the other people that shipped cargo, or flew as passengers, and the individual responsibility is probably alot more resonable.

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