Mogul Toy of the Day: The $2.8M Illegal Car
3:34 pm, May 12th | by Amy Tennery
Sure, lots of moguls have fancy cars — ownership is almost mandatory among the mogul set. In fact, a car has already graced our list of gluttonous Mogul Toys. But while an $8 million Maybach, for example, might be attainable to your average titan of industry, it takes real guts (and money) to buy a multimillion-dollar vehicle that isn’t even legal on the road.
Behold, the $2.8 million Lamborghini Sesto Elemento — a lavish purchase so impractical, it doesn’t even fulfill the intended purpose of a car.
Now, don’t get us wrong, there are ways to play with this Mogul Toy. Small World notes that you could probably drive this thing on a track (yet another mogul status symbol) without getting in trouble. So, there’s an option.
But, considering that the Sesto Elemento doesn’t seem to resemble a typical race car (at least none that we’ve seen, in our limited experience), we must ask: Why would Lamborghini build an unapproved vehicle like this?
Small World explains:
It can accelerate from 0-62mph (100kph) in less than 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of more than 200mph.
But to produce such astonishing speed, Lamborghini has bypassed the normal measures required to make the supercar road legal.
So, in short: It’s a speed issue.
They wanted to go fast, so they went illegal… That sounds like the tagline for the yet-to-be-produced sixth “Fast and Furious” movie.