A Journey Back To Where It All Began...

A Journey Back To Where It All Began...

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ANOpax

107 posts

113 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Pericoloso said:
That's known as Servito ,which usually costs considerably more per litre.....smile
You live and learn! I didn’t notice the higher fuel cost as we were in a rural area and I simply assumed that was the local price. At least I got a lot of chat about ‘Bella Ferrari’ for my money!

Pericoloso

40,998 posts

110 months

Wednesday 6th November
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ANOpax said:
Pericoloso said:
That's known as Servito ,which usually costs considerably more per litre.....smile
You live and learn! I didn’t notice the higher fuel cost as we were in a rural area and I simply assumed that was the local price. At least I got a lot of chat about ‘Bella Ferrari’ for my money!
Without boring you with a log winded post about this....

Some filling stations have Servito pumps where the staff will fill for you or self service pumps which you do yourself.

The price difference isn't always clear to see.

Sometimes it's the same pump and the filling bloke presses a button on the pump and the price per litre increases right in front of your eyes.

David_T

9 posts

27 months

Wednesday 6th November
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What a great trip, great pictures, great car and a great write up.

Watching your car disappear into the ground on the lift sounds amazing, then having it rise gradually to the surface when you were ready to go. A bit of a shame you weren't allowed on the lift as well to stand beside your car and to wave to everyone.

An average of 21.6 mpg sounds quite respectable with a mixture of 90 mph cruising and no doubt some crawling around some towns.

Thanks for sharing, what a fantastic memory for you and your wife.

MDL111

3,939 posts

124 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Thanks for taking the time to Post - sounds like a lovely trip and great pics

s2000db

827 posts

100 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Yes marvellous review, keep enjoying yourself in good health!

IMI A

6,981 posts

148 months

Thursday 7th November
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These cars get cooler as they get older. I remember preferring the Huracan in terms of styling when it first came out. Now I prefer the G! Wonderful pics thanks for sharing.

Superleg48

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740 posts

80 months

Thursday 7th November
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BelfastBoy said:
Great read, all very interesting and informative! Did they make a fuss of you at the factory since it was a special occasion and you were there in one of their 'babies', or was it just the standard type of visitor experience?
Interesting you should ask. To be honest it was pretty much a standard visitor experience. Now, I think that if you take the trouble to bring your Lambo home all the way from UK, it would have been nice perhaps to have had museum entry for free or something like that. That said, it in no way detracted from the experience.

Ballistic

833 posts

207 months

Thursday 7th November
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What an epic road-trip - many thanks for sharing.

If the stars align and I'm ever fortunate to own a Lambo, my aim would be to do something similar.

When I first started going to Italy (currently visit at least once a year through work) I used to think the same, that Ferraris and Lamborghinis would be everywhere. So far I've only ever seen a 599!

Your car is a real beauty.

davidc1

755 posts

109 months

Thursday 7th November
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Enjoyed reading your adventure. Nice write up.
I want to do trips like this in a few years when my kids are a bit older and can fend for themselves.
The 1st car to ever give me a tingle when i was a nipper was a urracco in mint green that used to be parked down my road.

I only wish i had a wife that was happy to share the joy of having a special car... you are blessed!
I will have to do them with my brother perhaps and share the driving.

BelfastBoy

758 posts

107 months

Friday 8th November
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Superleg48 said:
BelfastBoy said:
Great read, all very interesting and informative! Did they make a fuss of you at the factory since it was a special occasion and you were there in one of their 'babies', or was it just the standard type of visitor experience?
Interesting you should ask. To be honest it was pretty much a standard visitor experience. Now, I think that if you take the trouble to bring your Lambo home all the way from UK, it would have been nice perhaps to have had museum entry for free or something like that. That said, it in no way detracted from the experience.
I would agree, surprised they didn't acknowledge your road trip and car in some way. But, as you say, 'standard' Lambo factory tour is still a good day out!

70proof

5,857 posts

102 months

Sunday 10th November
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awesome trip, great write up.... properly priceless

RSbandit

798 posts

79 months

Sunday 10th November
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Great write up and lovely car really like the Gallardo Superleggera