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Old 31st July 2008, 19:14   #1
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Default Sheikh Flies LP640 6500 Miles for Oil Change!

Check this out guys! This was the front page news in one of Britain's most popular Page 3 newspapers - The Sun

A RICH Arab sent his Lamborghini on a 6,500-mile round trip to Britain for a service.

The LP640 supercar was put on a scheduled flight from Qatar to Heathrow – then flown BACK after the oil check. Money was no object as the flight would have cost the owner – thought to be a Sheikh – around £20,000.
The move sparked fury from green campaigners. An airport worker said: “This car doesn’t have a carbon footprint – more of a crater.”

The overall cost of sending the Lamborghini to London for the oil change would have cost more than £23,000.

His black-and-gold supercar costs £3,552 to service at an approved dealer – on top of the £20,000 to freight from Qatar to Britain. It cleared customs and was trucked to specialist mechanics in London for the service. On Monday it was flown back 3,250 miles to the oil-rich state where it was collected by the owner.

A cargo handler at Heathrow blasted the car’s environmental damage.
He said: “It would have been far more efficient to fly mechanics out there.”


Hey KD you not planning to get your LP serviced like this are you? If you do, you could also be featured on the front page here in England!


Source: Sheikh flies Lamborghini 6,500 <br/> miles to Britain for oil change | The Sun |News
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You know, they are coming out with another one of those silly bollywood capers. Its called Money Hai to Honey Hai. All of a sudden it does not sound so inane anymore.
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Old 31st July 2008, 19:28   #3
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dubai has a lambo service centre and it caters to GCC!
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Its called Money Hai to Honey Hai.

True, more so when that fuel to power those flights came from your own backyard.
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The flight was scheduled so not that much additional carbon was burned!
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Wealth is Health for the car(Lambo)
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Old 31st July 2008, 20:53   #7
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A guy with a red porsche on Pali Hill, Bombay use to fly his car to Germany for servicing. This was back in the 90s. Heck it wasnt it even a new car
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Nothing very surprising. I lived in Nigeria where my neighbour used to send his Jag and his Bentley to London for regular service (by container, not airfreight). The first time I saw the containers I thought he was moving house, until he told me "oh its just my cars going for their regular service"
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Too bad that colour combo on hos lambo is hideous.

Isn't that the Hamann LP640?

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Too bad that colour combo on hos lambo is hideous.

Isn't that the Hamann LP640?
Yea its a Hamann tuned Lp640. Other than white n black i think this is another colour combo from them.
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another movie name comes to mind..WAH...Life Ho To Aisi
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As car enthusiasts, we should appreciate the TLC he's showing to his car.
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Old 1st August 2008, 00:22   #14
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Too bad that colour combo on hos lambo is hideous.

Isn't that the Hamann LP640?

Usually these Sheikhs have very loud tastes.. very bling bling

I usually see a lot of these cars in London, some of them are very decent, but many of them are modded to the max, with loud jhatak colours and lots and lots of chrome.

Sum up: Loads of money but very little sense!
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thats crazy! Qatar does have an authorized Lamborghini dealer with service centre. it even has a Hamman showroom for very specific work. this Sheikh sure is cuckoo!
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