Dennis, our boss, always enjoys experience gifts so for a Christmas present, his staff gave him a gift certificate to drive a Lamborghini. Varoom! Varoom!
We got the idea from Gotham Dream Cars which had a Groupon to drive premier exotic cars such as a Ferrari or a Lamborghini. They were going to be in Oklahoma City during the early part of December. This would work perfectly as it would not interfere with his holiday travel plans.
For that “thoughtful twist” we gave him a gift box to open which contained a remote control race car replica of a Lamborghini. It was charged up, ready to go, and as soon as he took it out of the box and set it on the floor, he quickly learned to “drive” it.
We told him he did such a marvelous job driving the toy race car that we thought he would like to drive a real Lamborghini.
That’s when he received the gift certificate. It now made sense to him of why we would give him a remote control car toy in the first place!
Dennis drove three laps in an all wheel drive Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder worth $214,000. The car had a 520 engine horsepower, a top speed of 205 miles per hour and could accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds. What a screamin’ ride!
So how did Dennis react after his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity driving a dream car like a Lamborghini?
“I want one,” he said.
‘You know how to drive a tractor, but you’ll never learn to drive a Ferrari.’ If Enzo Ferrari hadn’t made that crack – one day early in the 1960’s when I was complaining for the nth time about the insoluable clutch problems I was having with his car, I might never have built my Lamborghinis. – Ferruccio Lamborghini