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Lamborghini Drivers Decided to Race. It Didn't End Well

Driver of one of the luxury cars is detained by California cops after slamming into innocent victim

(Newser) - The driver of a Lamborghini hit an innocent driver while racing another Lamborghini, sending himself to the hospital, and the police on the hunt for the second Lamborghini driver. KTLA reports that the incident took place around 6:30pm local time on Friday in Murrieta, California, in Riverside County, on...

Police 'Santa Claus' Uses Lamborghini to Deliver Organs

Automaker donated supercar to Italian police

(Newser) - Two transplant patients in Italy received what police call a "Christmas present"—delivered not by sleigh, but by Lamborghini. State police in Bologna used an adapted Lamborghini Huracan supercar donated by the automaker to deliver kidneys to two hospitals hundreds of miles apart this week, AFP reports. The...

Thanks to COVID, Luxe Business Is Booming

Pandemic inspired 'life can be short' mentality, record car sales, says Rolls-Royce CEO

(Newser) - Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and Lamborghini are among the luxury car brands to describe record sales in 2021, CNN reports. The reason, according to Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos: the high rate of COVID-19 deaths. "Quite a lot of people witnessed people in their community dying from COVID. That makes them think...

PPP Fraudster Learns 'There Is No Easy Money'

Texas' Lee Price III gets 9 years for wire fraud, money laundering

(Newser) - A Texas man who fraudulently received $1.6 million in COVID-19 relief money, then bought a $200,000 Lamborghini and a Rolex, has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison. Lee Price III of Houston was sentenced to nine years and two months in prison on Monday after...

As the Pandemic Eases, Everyone's Buying Lamborghinis

Well, rich people are—the luxury automaker says it's nearly sold out for 2021

(Newser) - Restaurants and bars are slowly returning to some sense of normalcy, consumers are once more booking vacations, and "the idle rich" are scooping up one luxury car brand in particular, apparently eager to escape the mansions they've been cooped up in for much of the last 15 months,...

He Crashed His Lamborghini. His Snowman Suit Didn't Help

UK soccer star Michail Antonio was not injured in strange incident

(Newser) - It wasn't your usual car accident: For starters, it involved a UK soccer star named Michail Antonio. It also involved a Lamborghini—Antonio's, which he accidentally drove into a small shed and possibly a garden wall outside a family home in London on Christmas Day, reports ESPN . But...

Cars Seized From Leader's Son Auctioned Off for $27M

Money will go to charity to benefit the people of Equatorial Guinea

(Newser) - Car lovers from around the world splashed out more than $27 million at an auction Sunday for dozens of luxury cars seized from the son of Equatorial Guinea's president in a Swiss money-laundering probe. The 25 lots sold by auction house Bonhams included a white-and-cream 2014 Lamborghini Veneno roadster...

Pastor's Lavish Buy Has Jaws Dropping

Pastor John Gray got his wife a Lamborghini

(Newser) - "You light my fire, let this Lamborghini light your fire, baby." So said Pastor John Gray when he gave his wife a Lamborghini Urus last Sunday—a gesture that sparked some criticism of his spending habits, the Houston Chronicle reports. But Gray, an associate pastor at Joel Osteen'...

Disney Driving Experience Turns Deadly

Customer lost control of Lamborghini

(Newser) - The Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World in Orlando turned deadly when a driver lost control of a Lamborghini and crashed into a guardrail, the Florida Highway Patrol says. Passenger Gary Terry, the operations manager at the track, was pronounced dead at the scene yesterday afternoon and the 24-year-old...

Teenager Dies Taking Lamborghini for Test Drive

Samuel Shepard was taking a family friend's car for a spin

(Newser) - An 18-year-old died yesterday on Long Island, New York, when he took a Lamborghini for a spin and crashed it into a guardrail, Fox News reports. The car belonged to a family friend who'd let Samuel Shepard take it for a spontaneous "test drive." "I think...

North, Kanye Have Matching Lamborghinis

Hers is much smaller, but it's a Lambo-riffic garage

(Newser) - What does one get for the 6-month-old who has everything (except, perhaps, stable parents )? The answer, in the case of the directionally dominant North West, is apparently a tiny Lamborghini to match that of dad Kanye West, reports E! Online . Mom Kim Kardashian posted a photo of her Lambo-clogged...

Fire Risk Prompts Lamborghini Recall

About 1.5K Gallardo models at risk

(Newser) - Bad news for the 1%: Italian automaker Lamborghini is recalling some Gallardo models because power steering fluid can leak and catch fire. The recall affects about 1,500 Gallardo Coupe and Spyder autos, from model years 2004 to 2006. The cars start at about $200,000, so chances are you...

Bizarre Twist Leads Cops to Guy Fieri's Car, a Year Later

Lamborghini found inside teen's storage locker outside SF

(Newser) - Guy Fieri's $200,000 Lamborghini has been found, more than a year after it was stolen , and the story is quite something. Police found the yellow Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder on Saturday inside a storage locker rented by a 17-year-old boy, but their search of the storage locker had nothing...

Man Crashes $380K Lamborghini Murcielago 6 Hours After Winning It
Man Crashes $380K Car
6 Hours After Winning It
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Man Crashes $380K Car 6 Hours After Winning It

David Dopp says he'll be more careful next time

(Newser) - A Utah contest winner received a $380,000 Lamborghini Murcielago last Saturday … and promptly crashed it six hours later. "Yeah, I got it on Saturday and I wrecked it on Saturday," David Dopp tells . Dopp had entered a "Joe Schmo to Lambo" contest organized...

Chain-Reaction Crash Triggers Priciest Pileup Ever

8 Ferraris, 3 Mercedes, a Lamborghini Diablo turned into scrap

(Newser) - A chain-reaction crash of some of the priciest driving machines in Japan triggered the most expensive pileup in car-wreck history. Millions of dollars of luxe metal were crumpled when eight Ferraris, three Mercedes Benzes, and a Lamborghini Diablo slammed into one another on the Chugoku Expressway in southwestern Japan yesterday...

Disney World's New Ride: Luxury Speedsters

Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Porsches, and more coming to speedway

(Newser) - From the Pirates of the Caribbean to the Ferraris of Florida—one ride at Disney World will get a lot more horsepower in January. The park plans to add "exotic driving" to its repertoire, reports the Orlando Sentinel . Along with two Ferraris (which go from zero to 60 in...

$200K Car Stolen From Celeb Chef

Brazen thief makes off with Guy Fieri's Lamborghini

(Newser) - Police in San Francisco are hunting a thief who used climbing gear to break into a swanky car dealership and steal one of the city's most distinctive cars. The bright yellow Lamborghini Gallardo was the property of celebrity chef Guy Fieri, host of Minute to Win It and Diners, Drive-ins ...

Drunken Tycoon Loses $200K Lamborghini
Drunken Tycoon Loses
$200K Lamborghini
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Drunken Tycoon Loses $200K Lamborghini

Jury acquits him of insurance fraud

(Newser) - A jury yesterday acquitted real estate tycoon Glenn Knowles of insurance fraud, accepting his story that he’d become so drunk that he forgot where he parked his Lamborghini. When he wasn’t able to find it after an extensive search, he and co-owner Richard Mont reported it stolen, and...

How Nicolas Cage Really Went Broke
How Nicolas Cage Really Went Broke

How Nicolas Cage Really Went Broke

Actor 'spent money like it was water,' friends say

(Newser) - Nicolas Cage’s money woes aren’t all his money manager’s fault. Cage “lived like a sheik,” a friend tells the Daily Beast . “Spent money like it was water.” Here’s a sample of what he spent it on:
  • More than a dozen homes, including

Luxury Car Sales Hit the Skids
Luxury Car Sales
Hit the Skids

Luxury Car Sales Hit the Skids

Shine wears off top end of auto market as downturn bites

(Newser) - Sales of luxury cars are dropping as fast as their downmarket counterparts, the Wall Street Journal reports. Sales of top-end vehicles plunged 30% last month, spelling major trouble for carmakers who had been relying on fat profit margins on luxury cars to offset falling demand for mass-markets vehicles. Analysts...

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