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Lamborghini owners shared their reasons why owning a Lambo is so special. The sixth reason is SHOCKING.
So many people share the dream of owning a Lamborghini. Fans adore these cars on the posters on their walls and phone backgrounds.
Dreaming is one thing; owning a Lamborghini is another. The price of the car is a lot of money, as everyone knows, but to keep these cars maintained, fueled up, and ready to go is also expensive.
Something makes it all worth it. Lamborghini owners keep their cars for years and aspire for their next vehicle, often the more expensive and exclusive model.
I talked with a group of Lamborghini owners about the realities of ownership. Why did they buy? Has that reason held up? What was the surprising reason?
I was astonished. I knew the driving experience was phenomenal, but the other reasons (track days, attracting women, etc.) were not things the Lamborghini owners cared about.
Reasons to own a Lamborghini:
- The Driving Experience
- Sharing The Experience With Others
- Stress Relief
- Public Adoration
- Enjoying The Aesthetics
- Increase In Status
- Reward For Hard Work
Continue reading to learn more about each reason.
Reasons to own a Lamborghini.
What makes it all worth it? Below are the top reasons Lamborghini owners love their cars.
The Driving Experience
By far, the most commonly cited reason to own a Lamborghini was the driving experience. Not necessarily driving around town like it is a racetrack; it is the captivating sensor experience. The sights, sounds, feeling, and even smell.
Driving a Lamborghini is a captivating experience. Whatever your stresses, worries, or obsessions are, they melt away, and your mind can only take in the sensations of driving.
Owners love listening to their V12 or V10 engines above 3500 RPM; it’s like a song. They love the feeling of the crisp shift… so satisfying. Feeling the G-forces in the back of their seats. The instantaneous engine response of the throttle. Even the smell of the exhaust off a cold start or the leather of the interior is part of the experience.
The driving experience is akin to dining at a 5-star restaurant. Both have a high price tag, but they are full sensory experiences. It’s the intentional crafting of the experience and the attention to detail. The sights, sounds, smells, and tastes (in the case of the restaurant) add up to an irreplaceable, immersive experience.
Having an immersive experience ready for your enjoyment is rare. Only a few experiences compare with driving an exotic car.
Sharing The Experience With Others
Lamborghini owners also enjoy sharing the joy their car brings to people.
Many owners enjoy:
- Answering the questions that strangers ask
- Letting people pose for pictures
- Having kids go in the driver seats
- Giving friends rides in the passenger seat
- Letting family and trusted friends take it on a test drive
Seeing others experiencing the joy an exotic car can bring is often as rewarding as taking it in yourself. The aww and excitement might die down for the owner over time. Still, they can experience the car with fresh eyes every time someone excitedly looks at the car.
One of the Lamborghini owners I talked to offers the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat of his purple Gallardo to anyone who comments about their car. He can make someone’s day at no cost to him.
Watching the reactions of kids and young people is particularly rewarding. Lamborghini owners love making new car guys and car girls by having them rev the engine or taking them for a rip around the block.
Share the love! If you would get a kick out of making people’s day and want to chat with fellow car fanatics, then a Lambo could be rewarding.
Often Lamborghini owners have high-paying jobs with a lot of responsibility or pressure to perform. Their professions expose them to a lot of stress.
Driving a Lamborghini is a great way to relieve stress and forget your troubles, if only for a few minutes.
More than a few of the Lamborghini owners I talked to described the relief of getting into their Lamborghinis after a long stressful day. They listen to the engine as they emerge from the parking lot, and all the frustrations, concerns, and conflicts are left behind them.
As mentioned in the driving experience section, the activity of driving a Lamborghini is all-encompassing. It is a total sensory experience, so it is hard to think about the stressors in your life when you have your foot on the accelerator.
Do you have stresses in your life and looking for some on-demand relief? Maybe a Lamborghini would help.
It’s no shock that a Lamborghini will get looks no matter where it goes. It announces its presence with its roaring exhaust note and captivates the eyes.
Capturing attention is rewarding for many Lamborghini owners. The public adoration Lambos garners comes in many forms: spotting the gazes of pedestrians, someone saying “nice car” in a parking lot, or a fan asking questions at the gas station. Kids react to Lamborghinis more than other exotic or luxury cars.
Some people want to get attention wherever they go; others don’t. But the adoring looks are a fun part of owning a Lamborghini.
Enjoying The Aesthetics
People love having aesthetically pleasing objects in their environment, like pieces of art. A Lamborghini is like a piece of art in a few ways.
The first similarity between art and Lamborghinis is that they are visually interesting, if not beautiful. Some Lamborghini owners have the car for the same reason they have fine art in their homes: to enjoy looking at it. The design of a Lamborghini gets more interesting the more you look at it, again, like a good piece of art.
The second similarity to art is that it will remain valuable over the long run. Collector cars and art can sell for good money if the owner finds a buyer who appreciates the beauty and collectability in the same way.
The daily aesthetic experience is an significant aspect of Lamborghini ownership. Do you want a piece of art in your garage?
Increase In Status
People treat other people who they deem as high-status differently. That doesn’t always mean looking wealthy, but it is a part of it. A Lamborghini is a show of wealth and status.
The owners of Lamborghini’s report getting the VIP treatment when they are known to drive a Lamborghini. They get access to places they wouldn’t, offered things they didn’t have access to, and meet people who usually wouldn’t care about them.
Owning a Lambo doesn’t immediately make you a better person, but people seem to treat you that way. Your jokes suddenly get funnier, your words are listened to a little more intently, and people are more attracted to you.
There is a noticeable jump in status that Lamborghini owners receive. It’s not the purest reason to buy a Lamborghini but is an aspect of ownership that people enjoy.
Reward For Hard Work
Often people use the prospect of owning a Lamborghini to motivate them to keep working and push through the hard times. When they finally do get their dream car, it is the fulfillment of a goal and a milestone. It’s all gratifying. It’s a gift to yourself.
Many Lambo owners promised themselves as a kid or young people that they would buy a supercar when they had the means. Then they educate themselves, work hard, take some risks, and get to a financial position where you can responsibly order your dream car. Once it comes, it is something your inner child cherishes, and your adult self appreciates as a reward for all the hard work.
For a lot of hard work, the payoff of a Lamborghini is hard to beat.
I was surprised to hear what actually mattered to Lamborghini owners. I thought it would be the car culture, track days, or even attracting hot women or men. But the owners said those things are all hit or miss; sometimes they work out, but often they don’t, or they’re not rewarding.
The most rewarding part of the ownership is the driving experience. A Lamborghini is nothing if not an immersive driving experience. This was number one for all the Lambo owners I talked to.
Sharing the experience was a surprising aspect of ownership. Many owners love that the thing they enjoy so much can bring joy to others. It’s akin to sharing a delicious meal with someone.
What do you think? Are you considering owning a Lamborghini, and these rewards of ownership you would expect? Are you a Lamborghini owner, and this matches your experience?