lp570 outdoor car cover

lp570 outdoor car cover

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spreadselbow

Original Poster:

26 posts

18 months

Monday 18th May 2020
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Evening All,

I posted a while back on here saying I was considering selling my 991 GT3 for a Gallardo, fair to say I got a got a bit of stick for considering selling a specalist precision tool and replacing it with a bulldozer

Anyway, not one to follow advise I have purchased a LP570 Superleggera!

Loving the theater of the car and the smiles it brings at any speed, the only thing that has changed is it is getting ALOT of attention on my driveway which I am not too comfortable with - can anyone provide exp of living with a car cover whilst still using car regularly (2-3 times weekly) and if so which cover do you recommend.
Many Thanks!

4321go

558 posts

148 months

Tuesday 19th May 2020
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My pre-LP car is a daily driver (well.....was!) and lives outside, both at home and work. Lamborghini do their own fitted outdoor cover, but it’s quite bulky when stuffed into its bag. And I have to commute with both the cover and my usual luggage (a cabin-friendly wheelie case) in the trunk.

So I’ve recently purchased my second “WeatherShield HP” cover from Covercraft. That is, the second for this car. I’ve also used Covercraft covers for at least two other cars. And second for this car because no fabric lasts outside, year-round, indefinitely! The previous cover lasted for five years before multiple tears developed in the fabric. They’re not cheap, but they’re very good quality, they fit well, they’re lightweight and they stuff down into a small volume. No car cover is waterproof (which wouldn’t be good for the vehicle anyway), but these do a fair job there as well.

All outdoor car covers come with a hopelessly inadequate belly strap for windy days. They simply don’t work. However, I very quickly developed a tie-down system that does! Bungee cord, snap hooks and eyelets cost peanuts and are available online from marquee and tarpaulin retailers. I use four bungee straps as shown, positioned on the hemline at the centre of each wheel. There is always a convenient spoke to thread the bungee around and it’s then secured back on itself with the snap hook. The cover is secure in all but the most severe of winter storms, when I simply leave the car uncovered! When it’s not particularly windy, I don’t bother with them at all.

Finally, price. Not cheap! They’re an American company with a European distributor. The European website lists the alternative colours available, but doesn’t allow you to spec. a two-tone cover (although I’m sure that you could contact them for a quote). For an SL with the wing, the European distributor wants £424.41. However, I was able to source my latest one in the US, although they won’t ship outside North America. There, a monochrome cover would be £354.89 ($433). My swanky two-tone one would be £440.13 ($537). However, the cheeky buggers no longer seem to supply the stuff bag with the cover. I reused the one from my old cover, but they now expect you to purchase their own bag as an “accessory”!








spreadselbow

Original Poster:

26 posts

18 months

Tuesday 19th May 2020
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Thanks very much for your advise and tips mate!
Your cover seems to fit the car very well and looks pretty good too, a few of the other covers I have seen have big Lambo badges tattooed all over them....not quite the disguise I am hoping to achieve smile

I'll check out their site, cheers