Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

A moment to admire the Lamborghini

Photograph of a Lamborghini parked on a street in Kobe

I know “hypercars” are problematic. They are lambasted as symbols of wealth inequality and environmental disasters. Rightly so.

They’re also marvels of engineering, material science and design. They’re desirable, in a “poster on a bedroom wall” kind of way.

I don’t buy the “trickle down” theory that suggests the super-high-performance tech in the modern city runabout is born on a racetrack. My car owes more to narrow streets and a lack of steel than buzzing around Suzuka at three times the speed limit.

Nice PR though.

Equally, I won’t feel guilty at looking at a Lamborghini parked on a city street and admiring it for what it is. And hoping Lambo gets its first EV on the road as quickly as its cars get to 100kph.

My name is Ross Hori

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