Sheikh flies Lamborghini to UK for oil change

jauntie
By jauntie

OK, so it's a SUN Newspaper report, but .....

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1493291.ece

A RICH Arab sent his Lamborghini on a 6,500-mile round trip to Britain for a service.

The £190,000 supercar was put on a scheduled flight from Qatar to Heathrow – then flown BACK after the oil check.

Money was no object as the flight would have cost the owner – thought to be a Sheikh – around £20,000.

The move sparked fury from green campaigners.

An airport worker said: “This car doesn’t have a carbon footprint – more of a crater.”

The overall cost of sending the Lamborghini to London for the oil change would have cost more than £23,000.

His black-and-gold supercar costs £3,552 to service at an approved dealer – on top of the £20,000 to freight from Qatar to Britain.

The Murciélago LP640 – driven by Batman in movie The Dark Knight – arrived from the Middle Eastern country on Friday.

It cleared customs and was trucked to specialist mechanics in London for the service.

On Monday it was flown back 3,250 miles to the oil-rich state where it was collected by the owner.

A cargo handler at Heathrow blasted the car’s environmental damage.

He said: “It would have been far more efficient to fly mechanics out there.”

By Sunshine5580• 13 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
Sunshine5580

Half of the stories published in the Gulftimes is wrong. One day tey ll publish sum news and then the second day sum official ll cum out n issue a statement saying it was all wrong. dont read Gulf times, its always full of ppl from kerala who have died n there bodies r being flown bck to their home country. as if no one else dies n ppl from kerala only die in this country. others die too. y dont they publish tht. Better stop reading a newspaper tht publishes wrong info. The peninsula has more news n worthy news. Atleast their first page makes sum sense.

By labda06• 13 years 10 months ago.
labda06

salil the source is The Sun, relax.

I take it the car is not so hot if its been in the garage several times for repairs :)

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." Barack Obama

By thexonic• 13 years 10 months ago.
thexonic

It's the worst news paper I've seen until now, its fricken boring and sometimes the headlines have nothing to do with the article lol.

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By anonymous• 13 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

I am working in Dana Motors, the dealer for Bentley and Lamborghini Cars. This is just a publication stunt. This particular car been in our garage for several times for repairs. If anybody want the proof call 4600910..

I am ashamed of Gulf Times, a reputed news paper, involved in such fabricated propaganda...

By tallg• 13 years 11 months ago.
tallg

Hey Jauntie - looks like you picked out a prime story here. It made it to the highest echelons of the media last night when it was reported on The Colbert Report;

http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertreport/full-episodes/index.jhtml?episodeId=178462

Skip to 13m32s.

Love the way he pronounces Qatar!

By hot_shot• 13 years 11 months ago.
hot_shot

exactly,its his money,why care what he does with it !

By scorpio79• 13 years 11 months ago.
scorpio79

a

By scorpio79• 13 years 11 months ago.
scorpio79

can't i even send my car out of the country for a long drive.. With all the radars in this place, I would like to give my car a long run.. what do you say?

By Sunshine5580• 13 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Sunshine5580

The report was fake, the car was not send for a oil change. but it was actually flown in for the owner, who was holidaying in UK> n this thing is very normal. esp central LOndon. When u drive thru there, u ll c lots of arab guys with their pricey cars btu with Qatari license plates, its a sense of prideof them. n let the environmentalist scream as much as they want, when these rich countries dump their garbage in the poor countries, no one shouts environment disaster. their countries shoud stay clean n the others shud becum dirty n polluted for them.

By Dracula• 13 years 11 months ago.
Dracula

By prettyeyez• 13 years 11 months ago.
prettyeyez

man even your Lamborghini is over a floor covered with blood!! just how many people's blood did you drain for this "PHOTO-EFFECT" whats up!?

and that sheikh is a total spoiled brat!!

By Dracula• 13 years 11 months ago.
Dracula

By Diesel1210• 13 years 11 months ago.
Diesel1210

did he fly it first class??? if not...then what a looser

By jauntie• 13 years 11 months ago.
jauntie

I get the impression they nearly ALL agree with britexpat!

Live and let live etc.

By amnesia• 13 years 11 months ago.
amnesia

Go blame Lambo in Italy for making such a car.

@britexpat, I agree 100%

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By jauntie• 13 years 11 months ago.
jauntie

Yep - you got it. THIS ARTICLE FROM THE SUN NEWSPAPER.

I tell you Big Brother is watching us all very closely! Well, maybe not Big Bruv but definitely lazy journalists are. ;D

By britexpat• 13 years 11 months ago.
britexpat

with it..

It has put me off buying a Lambo though...

By Vegas• 13 years 11 months ago.
Vegas

You can't teach experience

By Vegas• 13 years 11 months ago.
Vegas

I guess I'm use to mil cargo planes witht he rear door ramp

You can't teach experience

By jauntie• 13 years 11 months ago.
jauntie

erm ... if you are being serious, then click on the article there are 2 pictures of the car. One of it on a truck, waiting to be loaded on to a Qatar plane and the second as it's unloaded from the cargo hold.

Lots of excess baggage to pay ;)

By Vegas• 13 years 11 months ago.
Vegas

You can't teach experience

By Happy Happy• 13 years 11 months ago.
Happy Happy

Got the fame girl! from 08:53 am to 12:27pm (first to last post time)..:)

You rock..

By jauntie• 13 years 11 months ago.
jauntie

I just wanted my 15 minutes of fame by posting the article ;)

By Happy Happy• 13 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Happy Happy

I see no problem. He wants his car serviced, or where he's at. He has the money and time. I service my (poor) car at the (local) dealer. That’s a waste of money and time. Unnecessary splurge, where oil could be changed around the corner for cents, they say!

It's all relative, very relative.

Salam

By ICGURU• 13 years 11 months ago.
ICGURU

I personally don't understand the problem. First they state that it is an environmental concern and then state "it would have been far more efficient to fly mechanics out there". How would it be any less of an environmental concern if they flew mechanics instead of a car? There are thousands of flights a day; one more to fly a car isn't going to have any environmental effects.

I am sure all of us could come up with a million ways we would use that money; but the fact is it is his money and if he wants to spend it shipping a car for an oil change – so what?

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By Grantley• 13 years 11 months ago.
Grantley

If you had a car like that, would you trust it to the fools here? They can't even get the service on my Infiniti right, let alone a Lambo...

By mohd_subhan• 13 years 11 months ago.
mohd_subhan

rich man lot of $$$$$$$....

By Nefertiti• 13 years 11 months ago.
Nefertiti

I will meet this sheikh and help me become a SHEIKHA .. ;) :D

Too much money, nothing in mind! Just being rich to become famous!

By anonymous• 13 years 11 months ago.
anonymous

he(sheik-young and brown complexion) looks very professional, he just smiled at me one time at Khalifa road when i provoke him for a race.

By Arien• 13 years 11 months ago.
Arien

OH Hashin.. YOu better be a detective lol

By spicemom• 13 years 11 months ago.
spicemom

jauntie- u too need oil change??lol and every 4 mths too......so wat kinda oil do ya use??>winks (no dont tellme i dont wanna know)>giggles

life's too short so make the most of it, you only live but once.......

By jauntie• 13 years 11 months ago.
jauntie

Actually, I am just hearing it mentioned on BBC Radio 2 as well LOL

I knew a journalist who worked for The Sun - told me the editor's motto was 'never spoil a story with the truth' :D

My hub sends me home to the UK for an oil change, and to get my roots done of course, every 4 months. No-one ever reports on that.

By LEGENDWAR• 13 years 11 months ago.
LEGENDWAR

HE HAS RYTS 2 DO...

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HAIDARINAZ

By spicemom• 13 years 11 months ago.
spicemom

hashin - also dont forget sometimes ppl dont think with their brains........lol

life's too short so make the most of it, you only live but once.......

By anonymous• 13 years 11 months ago.
anonymous

But I have to take the whole story with a pinch of salt... the Lamborghini is an Italian car, if at all anyone sends a car that far for a service, he would send it to Italy... not the UK.

My guess is that the Qatari would have flown the car to the UK for his holiday (which is a common practise in affluent circles, wasteful nonetheless) and got it serviced while it was there...

The story is a bit stretched I feel...

By anonymous• 13 years 11 months ago.
anonymous

I don't change the oil anyway.

By anonymous• 13 years 11 months ago.
anonymous

I don't see the problem! If you have the money why not??

By Gypsy• 13 years 11 months ago.
Gypsy

I don't know what you're all so shocked about. I fly my Tuscon back and forth to Korea for maintenance all the time.

Visit www.qatarhappening.com

By spicemom• 13 years 11 months ago.
spicemom

hashin - i am liking the way you are thinking-shakes head..........lol

life's too short so make the most of it, you only live but once.......

By anonymous• 13 years 11 months ago.
anonymous

Maybe he just doesn't know enough about cars. All his life his driver would have been changing the oil of his cars and getting them serviced... so when suddenly challenged with the proposition himself, he just psyched out and did the safest thing... send it back where it came from...

By Andrews• 13 years 11 months ago.
Andrews

This guys driver may be drawing QR1000 per month

By mallrat• 13 years 11 months ago.
mallrat

formatted soul

wise idea,

im just a rat, a very small rat, lol..

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can fit in easily in any lambourg....lol

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After the game, the KiNG and the PAwN go into the same box.

-Italian Proverb

By spicemom• 13 years 11 months ago.
spicemom

someone needs to get checked into AAA..........(and i wonder who......lol)

life's too short so make the most of it, you only live but once.......

By marhabtain• 13 years 11 months ago.
marhabtain

Damn! It fell off - Oh well, I can try Venus De Milo right! Hic!

By spicemom• 13 years 11 months ago.
spicemom

marhab- no wonder ya dropped the chisel, it is a curse to carve someone's willy..........:D

hendriks for me btw

life's too short so make the most of it, you only live but once.......

By realsomeone• 13 years 11 months ago.
realsomeone

maybe he was insane.

Poverty is not for the sake of hardship. No, it is there because nothing exists but God. Poverty unlocks the door -- what a blessed key!

- Jalaluddin al-Rumi

By marhabtain• 13 years 11 months ago.
marhabtain

How embarrassing - its Sapphire when its full! A case really bowls me over too. Back to the Chisel - just about to carve Michaelangelos Willy - better have anuvva to steady my hand hic! Yippeeeeeee

By spicemom• 13 years 11 months ago.
spicemom

btw marhabtain whats yr fav gin?

life's too short so make the most of it, you only live but once.......

By marhabtain• 13 years 11 months ago.
marhabtain

The short answer to your question is no. I did try gardening last week but fell head first into the Marigolds. I also tried my hand at sculpting but kept dropping the chisel........its sad isnt it! Hey Ho.....bacl to the Gin! Yippeeeeee!

By jauntie• 13 years 11 months ago.
jauntie

Take the Royal Family in UK (please lol). Any time they use a 'Royal' aircraft, i.e. paid for by the taxpayer, or military (Wills and his helicopter visit to his girlfriend's back garden lol)!!! for personal travel outwith their 'royal duties' the story gets splashed all over the tabloids.

Just the way it is these days - it's green not to be seen as 'Green'.

(Actually I like our Royal Family) :D

By SPEED• 13 years 11 months ago.
SPEED

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By spicemom• 13 years 11 months ago.
spicemom

jauntie- me likes yr royal family too , they are very entertaining......cheers

life's too short so make the most of it, you only live but once.......

By spicemom• 13 years 11 months ago.
spicemom

brandy- i know i am blushing but provided ya can see thru my brown brown color.........>brown girl in the ring ......la la la la la

life's too short so make the most of it, you only live but once.......

By Formatted Soul• 13 years 11 months ago.
Formatted Soul

next time he sends his Lamborgini for service...just hide inside that you can go to UK..lol

By r7• 13 years 11 months ago.
r7

Its not just 1 Factor there so many of them :)

Smom: I hope u don't beat me up for this !!!

Peace!!

By spicemom• 13 years 11 months ago.
spicemom

holy smokes ppl, quit getting curious abt that certain 'factor'(now ya getting me curious myself!), ya know what they say..'curiosity killed the darn cat'.........lol

life's too short so make the most of it, you only live but once.......

By brandylady• 13 years 11 months ago.
brandylady

you made her blush.............sweet :)

By Formatted Soul• 13 years 11 months ago.
Formatted Soul

you talk gin, walk gin and drink gin....do you do anything other than that? lol

By spicemom• 13 years 11 months ago.
spicemom

r7- omg now you making me blush.......lol,

FS- our paths will cross one of these days i am sure>winks

life's too short so make the most of it, you only live but once.......

By marhabtain• 13 years 11 months ago.
marhabtain

The ' certain ' factor is of course Gin, I am formatted all the time - hic!

By brandylady• 13 years 11 months ago.
brandylady

got me curious too about spicemoms certain factor :D

By someonenew• 13 years 11 months ago.
someonenew

Well even if I had that kinda money I wouldnt do it... I'm not jealous just practical.

I dream of a better tomorrow where Chickens can cross the Road without having their motives questioned - Unknown

By mallrat• 13 years 11 months ago.
mallrat

I wish some shiekh would send me to UK,

for my master's degree,

wish ko lang.....

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After the game, the KiNG and the PAwN go into the same box.

-Italian Proverb

By Formatted Soul• 13 years 11 months ago.
Formatted Soul

never got the previlage to meet you....so let me meet you to find out that 'certain' factor in you..lol

By koko37• 13 years 11 months ago.
koko37

no botox for me as of yet... i'm still getting my beauty sleep... (well needed of course) LOL

Never say Never for fear of Forever!!

By r7• 13 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
r7

Hmmmmm Im pretty sure there r lots of ppl envious of u as well :P

for "certain" reasons !!

By labda06• 13 years 11 months ago.
labda06

r7 I agree if I had that kinda moneyyyyyy, ooooowwwwweeeeee, my name would be right beside extravagant in the dictionary!!! :) :) :)

If ya got it, flaunt it....

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." Barack Obama

By spicemom• 13 years 11 months ago.
spicemom

no big deal - just envious..........lol

life's too short so make the most of it, you only live but once.......

By r7• 13 years 11 months ago.
r7

I dont get what the big deal is ..

After all it is there money and how they would like to spend it is up to them .... I know a guy like this in Doha and he's not even local and hes got the same spending habits ...

By spicemom• 13 years 11 months ago.
spicemom

pure indulgence really, i have also heard that when they go on a holiday in europe they bring their car over to drive around in......money- easy come easy go

life's too short so make the most of it, you only live but once.......

By marhabtain• 13 years 11 months ago.
marhabtain

Maybe the 2 guys were so fat they needed a big place to role about in? Hic!

By Formatted Soul• 13 years 11 months ago.
Formatted Soul

why would you do that? just to blow off your ever increasing wealth or any other reason?

By koko37• 13 years 11 months ago.
koko37

I'm not dissing the thread... i was also fascinated by it as well as most other things they do with their money... believe me... it's how people dish out the worst when it comes to these rich arabs.. but don't mind working here and trying to get a piece of it themselves... no hard feelings being thrown around here... i was in duabi the other weekend and there were a few qataris hiring the royal suite (2 floors, 4 master bedroom, private pool, indoor jacuzzi, billard room, etc...) for QR55,000 per night.. and... wait for it... it was booked for the whole summer!!! This was for only 2 people....

Never say Never for fear of Forever!!

By fai077• 13 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
fai077

Nice attitude.............

Have A Great Day.....

By marhabtain• 13 years 11 months ago.
marhabtain

OMG ! Are u Koko of Chanel fame? Did that Botox work? Do tell! Hic! Gin time again

By jauntie• 13 years 11 months ago.
jauntie

Couldn't he have just flewn it there himself - no need for Qatar Airways to transport it? hee hee

koko: not jealous at all, just found it a fun read. I'm old enough to remember when the extravaganza of spending by oil rich Arabs from the Middle East began in the 70s. It fascinated me then, and it fascinates me now - I've also benefitted from it, somewhat, along the way!

However, in these days of paranoia about carbon footprints, this item was newsworthy.

By r7• 13 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
r7

I would if I could !!

By Formatted Soul• 13 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
Formatted Soul

height of extravagance..... also stupid ...otherwise he could have hired the mechanics for a day plus oil & filter..it would have been much cheaper as mentioned in the article.

BL...not all those who can afford it...would do such a stupid thing.

By koko37• 13 years 11 months ago.
koko37

When you think of it... who knows what to do with that amount of money.. and all this environmentally groups are just creating a havoc cause they are jealous they don't own the car... it's not because he sent it by plane to the UK for oil check!! Get over it... he has the money.. the car... the chance to fly his car to the UK... what do we have... sarcasim.. jeaslousy.. and venting our critical views.. LOL

Never say Never for fear of Forever!!

By Jezmir• 13 years 11 months ago.
Jezmir

They don't ever know the value of money...

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My heart smiled when you kissed my lips. What a sweet surprise

By r7• 13 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
r7

Tht is just crazy !!! But I guess when u have tht kind of money who would'bnt do tht !!!

By anonymous• 13 years 11 months ago.
anonymous

Is all I can think off.

"To be a part of my life you shud contribute positively"

By brandylady• 13 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
brandylady

he did it because he can, pure and simple.

By janeyjaney• 13 years 11 months ago.
janeyjaney

What to do with too much $$$$$$??? Hmm, do stuff that are UNNECESSARY I guess!

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By jauntie• 13 years 11 months ago.
jauntie

let alone flying it to the UK and back! LOL

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