Aug 1, 2008 - quirky    No Comments

The £23,000 oil change


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A motorist sent his ‘Batman’ Lamborghini on a 6,500 mile round-trip to London for an oil change – at a cost of more than £23,000.
The £190,000 vehicle was loaded on to a scheduled flight from Qatar to Heathrow, before being flown back to the Middle East owner.
The Murcielago LP640, a two-seater coupe, features in the latest Batman film The Dark Knight, reports the Daily Telegraph.
The car’s 6.500 miles journey sparked outrage from environmental groups.
One said the owner – thought to be a wealthy Sheikh – had a ‘carbon crater’ rather than a carbon footprint.
According to reports, the black and gold car cost £3,552 to service at an approved dealer, plus around £20,000 to freight to Britain and back.
Jenny Evans from the campaign group Plane Stupid said: “This horrifies me. It is another example of how rich people exploit and pollute the planet because of their money.”
Friends of the Earth transport campaigner Richard Dyer said the trip was “ludicrous”.
“We urge the individual to get their car serviced closer to home,” he added.
However David Price of Lamborghini Club UK said the way the owner chose to have his car serviced was up to him.
“I’m not surprised. Thankfully the age of excess in some areas continues,” he said.
Please answer honestly, after reading this, how many of you were:

• Disgusted at the obscene display of wealth
• Revolted with the carbon footprint of the car and its ‘servicing’
• Fascinated with extravagance
• Wanted to be the Shiekh to have owned the batman Lamborghini.

Honesty will be much appreciated.

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