So the big Lambo weekend has been and gone. What can I say? I walked away feeling both terribly sad and rewarded. Sad that it was over till I purchase one back home and rewarded and what a thrilling, adrenaline rush, schoolboy exciting, awesome experience it was. My vocabulary just isnâ€™t good enough to describe it all.
I paid for a printed action photo, every time I look at the photo of me in the Murcielago on my wall it makes me sad and happy at the same time all over again.
My first go was in the V12 Murcielago. I was most impressed at how fast the beast went when I floored it on the long open straights. We were at an airport racetrack called Bruntingthorpe. It was unreal to flip through the gears with the flappy gear change paddles and not having to back off for a gear change. It was like having a smooth jet powered rocket at your command and each time you flipped up a gear another rocket fired and propelled you faster along. All with an unreal roar coming from the massive engine behind my head. I wish I knew what speed I was going in the Murcielago but I forgot to look down. I think they call it sensory overload. Hearing the V12 blip the throttle on down changes was unreal.
My next drive was the V10 Gallardo. It was kind of weird going from V12 automatic to V10 manual. The Gallardo is much nimbler than the V12 due to its size and lightness. As it was manual, it was great fun swapping through the gears and giving it a load of stick.
I absolutely loved the grunt of the Murcielago and the on tap power with the flappy paddles. I had a more fulfilling experience in the Gallardo mainly because it was my second time out and I was familiar with the track and knew it would be my last outing. Also I used more of the long straight and skipped the chicane in the middle of it. I got up to 130mph (210km/h) in no time at all.
They had other cars out there, which were annoying. At one time a stupid Porsche held me up on my last straight with the Murcielago, but it was cool having some traffic to kill them. It was like hunting down a target. Catching them and quickly blitzing passed them. Rach got a film clip of me hunting down a WRX from a long way away and smashing passed it at twice the speed 🙂
My only regret is that I didn’t pay some more money to have another four laps.
I want to go back.
Check out the photos here:
Ps. A big thanks, hig and kiss goes out to Rach for this unreal day. It would not of been possible without her 🙂