Wednesday I finalized the purchase of a 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe. I had been out of the ownership circle for too long and it is great to be back. The car is Blue Caelum over Avorio Lilium. The car just had a huge service done with a new clutch, throwout bearing, flywheel, rear main seal, front main seal, new tires, full 30k service, and a few cosmetic items. It is ready to go with about 34k miles. Here are a few pictures.
Our long awaited 2012 Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador has arrived. This car is absolutely incredible. It feels even better and more impressive to drive on the road here than it did on the track in Italy. Our Demo has come in Bianco Canopus (Matte White) with a Nero Ade interior. It has Shiny Black rims, the Transparent Engine Bonnet, Premium Lamborghini Sound, a Perforated Multi-Function Steering Wheel, the Engine Cover in Carbon Fiber, Park Assist, and the Branding Package. The MSRP is $420,045. Our car’s VIN number is ZHWUC1ZD0CLA00114 indicating that it is the 114th Aventador built.
The Aventador is unreal to drive and to experience in person. It is the most capable, usable, confidence inspiring car that we have ever seen. The car accelerates relentlessly and handles beautifully.
Let me know when you would like to come by an experience the newest Chapter of Lamborghini History!
For our Owners’ Dinner in January of 2011 we went back to Antica Posta. Marco once again put on a great show. The food was incredible. The truffles were in season. The cars looked right at home in one of the best Italian restaurants in Buckhead. New to the group this month was a Giallo Midas 2006 Gallardo Coupe.
We had an awesome time last night hosting the Aston Martin Le Mans Racing Team and their incredible prototype car. They are gearing up for Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Saturday and they took the opportunity to do … Continue reading →
After my first S55 was totaled there was not really any questions about what I wanted next – another S55. I found a Flint Gray/Black one with 59k miles. It had parktronic, distronic, and several other options that my first one did not have. The car was in great shape and happened to be at a local dealer. I bought the car in mid 2009 and still drive it daily. It has about 95k miles on it now.
We had an awesome time on Saturday with a lot of great activities. Brandon started the day attending a car show in Dunwoody to benefit Make a Wish and the Sandy Springs Police. He took our Matte Black Final Edition Exige S260 and a Gallardo LP560 Spyder.
During the afternoon we met at the dealership and drove up to the annual First Redeemer Church Car Show in Cumming. We had an awesome drive with the diversity of the current Gallardo lineup being beautifully demonstrated as the LP550-2 Bicolore, LP560-4 Spyder, and the LP570-4 Superlegerra stretched their legs running up 400.
Here are some pictures from the dealership and the show.
I owned a Gallardo for 4.5 years and I loved the car. It was a 2004 and I sold it in 2010 with almost 40,000 miles on it. The Gallardo has grown up a lot since then. The 09+ LP560 is a completely different animal. Lamborghini changed almost everything about the car except for how it looked. A lot of people, myself included, have thought that they should have changed the name to indicate the difference between this car and an 08 or earlier car. The magnitude of change in the car was similar to difference between a Ferrari 360 and an F430.
I got to spend a lot of time in an absolutely gorgeous 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder that we had. The car was Arancio Borealis with a black alcantera interior, piano wood, Cordelia wheels, and a lot of other great options.
I drove the car for a couple of weekends. The first weekend was to a promotion that we did at a golf course up in Ball Ground, Georgia. I put about 200 miles on it that weekend, got pulled over twice, and got to drive it in a lot of different situations. Fortunately there were no tickets but I did have a couple nice conversations with police officers. The second weekend I took the car to Italian Car Day and to Monteluce for dinner. That was another 300 miles or so.
The Gallardo today is a car that you can use as much or as little was you want to. You can drive it to get groceries or you can drive it around Road Atlanta and it will not be out of place in either environment. It attracts a lot of attention but it is all very positive. It is really a blast to drive.
They are very easy to drive as well. Megan really likes Gallardos and has enjoyed driving them in the past. You can see well out of them and all of the controls make sense. The radio is good, the AC is good, the seats are comfortable, and the 560′s actually can get decent gas mileage.
Years ago when I first got in a 560 I was worried that it had gotten too good. The transmission is so smooth, the car feels so much lighter, the AWD system is so light and maneuverable. The car is just about perfect. I have come to realize that is what makes the car what it is. It may be the best car you can buy today. Spend some time in one and you will see.
One of our good customers owns a restaurant in Roswell called Indigo. It is an absolutely incredible place to eat with a menu that is constantly updated. You can’t make a mistake picking something there. We had a great turnout. The Balboni from Caffeine & Octane even made an appearance with newly painted gold wheels. It came out beautifully.
I have always loved the big AMG Mercedes cars. In 2003 when they released the supercharged 5.5 liter V8′s with 493 horsepower, I immediately wanted one. I found a very nicely kept 2003 S55 in Atlanta for sale by a private individual with about 90k miles in 2008 and bought it. I drove it about 15k miles and someone made an illegal left turn and hit me head on. We were both going 15-20 miles per hour and it absolutely destroyed his Camry but everyone was ok. The Mercedes was totaled and I made about $11,500 more than I paid for the car when the insurance paid me for it. It was pretty light on options but it was a great car while I had it.
I moved to a new home in Duluth in September of 2010. I was adamant that it have at least a 3 car garage (preferably 7) but Megan was adamant about a lot of other things. We ended up with a lovely home that has a 2 car garage. I still got to decorate it. Here are some pictures.