The Pope Just Reminded Us of Our Weekend Reviewing a $313,000 Lamborghini
The sexy Lamborghini Huracan Spyder.

The Pope was recently gifted a $200,000 Lamborghini Huracan (it will be auctioned off for charity). The craziness of this story reminded of us a weekend spent reviewing a MORE expensive Lambo. 

Doing a traditional review of the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder we had in our possession over the summer quickly flew out the window. 

That's primarily because the more interesting story, at least during our few days with such an impressive supercar, was how people reacted when coming across our Lambo convertible. It's as if human beings had spotted a rare animal species roaming the wild, and they just had to be involved with it somehow in the hopes of getting their names on the evening news.   

The interactions became so ridiculous that we decided to keep a log of the top moments:

This is the future, people: Two teens in a beat up white BMW that came up to me in a secluded train parking lot and asked if I could film Instagram "stories" with them in the car. That didn't happen, but I did let them take a picture of the Lambo for their Instagram accounts.

 

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Old people should know better: An older gentleman proceeded to exit his white Ford (F) pickup truck at a busy stop light to congratulate me on the car (I played along and said it was mine) and ask questions. Middle...of...traffic...people.

Stop it: A neighbor asked if they could put their dog in the front seat for a picture for you guessed it, Instagram. That also didn't happen.

This almost made sense: Someone at Starbucks (SBUX) offered to buy me breakfast if I gave them a ride around the block. While tempting, I declined. 

The Lamborghini Huracan Spyder...the ultimate social media friendly car. For car nuts such as yours truly, it was just a purely fun weekend of driving.

Some Specs

  • V-10 engine with more than 600 horsepower
  • 0 to 60mph in 2.8 seconds
  • 16 miles a gallon/21 highway
  • Three different drive modes
  • 3,650 pounds
  • About 17 seconds to raise/retract the convertible top
  • Can go over 200mph
  • Price as tested: $313,000

The Lamborghini sits low, and its many sharp curves immediately commands the attention of everyone.
The Lamborghini sits low, and its many sharp curves immediately commands the attention of everyone.
Photo Credit: Brian Sozzi

You can raise the Lamborghini with a switch in the interior. Doing so is a must to successfully navigate bumpy side streets without bottoming out.
You can raise the Lamborghini with a switch in the interior. Doing so is a must to successfully navigate bumpy side streets without bottoming out.
Photo Credit: Brian Sozzi

Art.
Art.
Photo Credit: Brian Sozzi

And you thought the Lamborghini didn't have a trunk! No, it wasn't big enough to carry our golf clubs. But, who cares.
And you thought the Lamborghini didn't have a trunk! No, it wasn't big enough to carry our golf clubs. But, who cares.
Photo Credit: Brian Sozzi

The rear styling of the Lamborghini is even more dramatic than the front.
The rear styling of the Lamborghini is even more dramatic than the front.
Photo Credit: Brian Sozzi

The exhaust sounds are music to anyone's ears. Beastly, but with a sense of refinement.
The exhaust sounds are music to anyone's ears. Beastly, but with a sense of refinement.
Photo Credit: Brian Sozzi

We were surprised by how spacious the interior was...for a supercar. The seat position was perfect. Everything easy to reach, and use.
We were surprised by how spacious the interior was...for a supercar. The seat position was perfect. Everything easy to reach, and use.
Photo Credit: Brian Sozzi

Lift the red switch, start your Lamborghini with a push of a button. The buttons seen up top control the windows, some other things.
Lift the red switch, start your Lamborghini with a push of a button. The buttons seen up top control the windows, some other things.
Photo Credit: Brian Sozzi

Ahhhhhh, Lamborghini. Look closer and you can see the embedded cup-holder on the left.
Ahhhhhh, Lamborghini. Look closer and you can see the embedded cup-holder on the left.
Photo Credit: Brian Sozzi

Fully digital instrument cluster made it feel like we were driving in a video game.
Fully digital instrument cluster made it feel like we were driving in a video game.
Photo Credit: Brian Sozzi

An aerial shot with the top down is a must.
An aerial shot with the top down is a must.
Photo Credit: Brian Sozzi

We are embarrased to admit it took us three days to realize this single cup-holder existed. It's almost seamlessly blended into the interior. (held a small coffee)
We are embarrased to admit it took us three days to realize this single cup-holder existed. It's almost seamlessly blended into the interior. (held a small coffee)
Photo Credit: Brian Sozzi

Buttons that let you change the drive mode. The Italian is a nice touch. Flip on "sport" and hear the Lambo growl.
Buttons that let you change the drive mode. The Italian is a nice touch. Flip on "sport" and hear the Lambo growl.
Photo Credit: Brian Sozzi

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