Of all the car companies out there, my favorite one has always been Lamborghini. Yes, there have been times when I’ve questioned whether Koenigsegg, Pagani, or McLaren would ever take the throne. But no matter what, Lambo always reigned supreme. There’s a pretty good reason too. I like to think.
Sure the stereotypical Lambo driver isn’t very well thought upon. You know who I’m talking about. Those people that show up to shows with the doors open, revving the hell out of the car, showing off their rolex, and acting high and mighty. Yes, that may be the stereotype of a Lambo owner, but reality is, most of them don’t act like that. Sure the small few that do ruin it for the rest, but the ones that I’ve talked to are very nice. Some of them genuinely started with nothing and worked their butts off, and others got a great education and were very fortunate. At the end of the day though, what difference does it make. They own a Lambo, are very respectful, and are capable of having a conversation with a fellow enthusiast. I don’t see that happen too often with owners of other cars in my area. Most of the Ferrari owners here are too “superior” to talk, or don’t really care what you have to say. But not the Lambo owners. Every single one I have talked to has been genuinely nice, and have even followed me on social media. I can’t say that about really any other car company owner.
The next reason actually deals with the company and the cars themselves. Lamborghini may not have the racing history like Ferrari or McLaren, but they offer something that Ferrari and McLaren don’t. Aggression. Look at most Ferrari’s, Porsche’s, Aston Martins etc. They’re beautiful cars, but they all lack a mean look. Sure there are a few exceptions like the LaFerrari, 918, and the new DBS. But at the end of the day, the Aventador, Murcielago, Gallardo SuperLeggera, Huracan, etc, all look like they want to eat you alive. That’s what I expect out of a multi hundred thousand dollar car. On top of the design ques, Lamborghini also keeps tradition.
Yes, rising political tensions may play a huge part in the amount of cars getting turbos, but if there’s one company that has chosen to stick to Natural Aspiration (at least for now), it is Lamborghini. Nothing beats the sound of a NA V12, at least to me. The guttural scream of a V12 is something only the devil could concoct. Hell, even Lambo’s NA V10 sounds absolutely ruthless. For those that have watched a GT3 race in person, you know what I mean. Compared to the 488 GT3, the Huracan Super Trofeo sounds like an absolute behemoth. Say what you want about the engine size being different, but at the end of the day, you cannot debate that Lamborghini makes some of the best sounding cars. It’s just a fact.
The next reason is just a personal one. For those of you who read my first blog, you know that two of the biggest contributors to my car life happened to be the Forza and Need For Speed video games. Growing up, I spent a lot of time playing Need For Speed Carbon. It really was one of the greatest racing games of the early 2000’s, and offered some of the coolest cars for customizing. Of them all, my favorites were obviously the Murcielago and the Gallardo. I’m not going to talk about NFS because A. I haven’t played that game in forever, and B. it’s not a great simulator racing game. That’s where Forza comes in. I’ve played every Forza since Motorsport 4, and each one in the series improves upon the last. One of my first memories of playing a Forza game was actually buying an Aventador in Motorsport 4, and literally using that for every race. Yeah I got stomped because I kept it stock and went against much better drivers, but it was still incredibly fun. Over time it just became tradition for me to go out and buy every Lambo in every Forza game from then on.
These are the reasons why I love Lamborghini. From their design style, to the owners, to even their acceptance of video game culture. Everything about the company is awesome, and to me, that makes them stand out above the rest. There is no chance I will lose my love for Lamborghini.