A rich Arab man rumoured to be a Sheikh spent roughly £23,552 (RM152,475) to service his £190,000 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640. Out of that amount, only £3,552 was for the actual service – the remainder was freight costs to fly his supercar all the way from Qatar to a specialist mechanic in London, a distance of over 10,000km.
It’s really quite amazing what the rich do. You could buy an Audi A4 in the UK for £20,000. Would have been a much better idea to fly the mechanics down to perform the necessary service? It supposedly wasn’t a major service, just routine.
Perhaps the LP640 requires special tools for servicing, tools that cannot be flown over or cost as much to transport as flying the car over. Perhaps the Sheikh did not really think, or just wanted the bragging rights. Who knows. I wonder what the other supercar owners in the Middle East do in this situation.
I had to think long and hard before posting this story, just in case we hear later of a certain state government sending their fleet of E-Class to Germany for an oil change because they somehow managed to calculate that it is cheaper than servicing locally.