What mechanical failure makes it just stop in the middle of the highway. I mean I’ve run out of gas and you just scoot to the shoulder. It slows down fairly slowly, not just stop.
On some UK motorways that is just not going to happen without even more carnage (intentional pun).
I have a feeling that the new normal is going to weed out the unnecessary. I always thought that Fitbit would be a passing trend (declined an interview with them). But now with walks and runs being so key to personal health I’m re-thinking it.
I still use the old-fashion method of telling time. There’s this giant ball of exploding gas visible during “day” and not “night” Seriously though, my wife just got a sun dial and it’s super fun to use if you calibrated it right.
If you look at the image, there is no shoulder to “scoot” to.
there are few things on the internet that i enjoy more than the schadenfreude of watching rich idiots total perversely expensive cars due to their own arrogance, but this was a bait-and-switch. still don’t feel bad, though.
Mmm, I kind assumed that is where they were in the pic.
Do they not have shoulders on UK highways? US safety standards are lax compared to Europe and we at least have that.
Honestly I am not a car person either. My 2015 Outback is fully loaded because I do like creature comforts…but what I love most is its simple versatility with a reasonable price tag (from my perspective).
One of my best friends is absolutely a car nut. She drives some insanely rare Audi A6 model that she paid way more than I would for a car…but it’s her thing.
I am usually of the mindset…spend your money on whatever makes you happy (objective standpoint); that has limits/point of diminishing returns (subjective standpoint).
It’s not sounding like you’re necessarily the target market. Nor am I. But I appreciate badass machines.
Titanium is doesn’t plate. You could go with a titanium nitride coating for the faux gold look. But it looks fake. No, for a hammer, you need to make it out of cobalt chromium tungsten. Harder and tougher than steel (seriously, the stuff is the closest I know to adamantium). Fantastic corrosion resistance. But give it a rhodium coating like they do to make it really look like platinum.
I don’t usually worry about my own driving. I worry about the other guy(s) not paying attention.
Yeah, I have to agree with you there. If you want a fancy car? Fine. If you want to have a kid or two? Fine.
I’m still holding out for the unobtanium hammer.
Are we sure this isn’t some competition among rich bastards? Like,quickest destruction of a ridiculously priced car gets bragging rights at Davos.
It’s not a care per se; it’s a statement and a piece of art that happens to be a car. I wouln’t want one but they’re nice to look at.
Agreed, from the description the driver was not responsible for crashing anything. He pulled over like a responsible adult would when their car was behaving oddly.
But Wranglers are terrible. They’re uncomfortable, noisey, they get bad mileage and they’re Chrysler products with all the faults that brings. There are so many more practical vehicles you could choose.
(Much sarcasm. My avatar pic is a close-up of a crack in a Jeep 4.0 cylinder head. I still own the 2001 Wrangler that provided the picture. At 200,000 miles, it still runs great and I will never sell it. Get the Wrangler, they’re awesome. But there are some parallels with the impracticality of a Lambo
Hmm that $200,000 price tag doesn’t seem right. Should be way higher. That car is a Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder. I can’t really tell what year . Anyways, even if we use exchange rates for the Sterling Pound that buyer saved thousands if they only paid $200k.
Car had a mechanical malfunction. Lol, Italian car engineering, am I right?!
If you really like hammers, then it is an absolute pleasure to hit stuff with it. Plus if your neighbors also like hammers, it lets them know you can afford really expensive hammers.
FWIW, I’m in agreement that buying an expensive car like this is a waste of money. I am starting to come around to a cyclist buddy of mine’s way of thinking that paying thousands of dollars for a bike that is all carbon fiber and titanium is actually money well spent.
As people point out, this isn’t the usual tomfoolery of a wrecked exotic. A friend of mine is into cars (it’s how he spends his software engineer money), and the first thing he does when he buys a new car is take it to driving school for a refresher.
Yeah, but was it a mechanical failure or a “mechanical” failure? If I destroyed my brand-new car because, say, I mistook the brakes for the accelerator, I’d be blaming mechanical issues, too. Though yes, technically at the very least, he didn’t crash his car, someone else crashed into his car.
You got a bunch of replies, but hopefully I can provide a slightly different take:
The answer is that the person doesn’t consider it a tool. They use a different criteria to value it.