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Sheikh flies Lamborghini 6,500 miles to Britain for oil change

Sheikh flies Lamborghini 6,500 miles to Britain for oil change

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.”

And Jenny Evans, of pressure group Plane Stupid, said: “This horrifies me. It is another example of how rich people exploit and pollute the planet because of their money.”

She said the role of the super-wealthy in climate change was not properly recognised – while poor people were rapped for going on holiday.

Friends of the Earth’s transport campaigner Richard Dyer said: “Flying a car thousands of miles for a service is ludicrous when planes are one of the most polluting ways to transport goods. We urge the individual to get their car serviced closer to home.”


But David Price, of Lamborghini Club UK, said: “If an owner wants to service his car in that way, it is his choice.

“I’m not surprised. Thankfully the age of excess in some areas continues.”

Lamborghini UK spokeswoman Juliet Jarvis said there could be “kudos” for a Middle Eastern owner in servicing a car in London.

She said the exclusive Italian brand had a network of authorised dealers around the world – and most cars were looked after in the country where they were bought.

But she added: “This sort of thing is not unheard of.”

Qatar Airways confirmed it carried the Lamborghini.

The cars are popular with celebs including Rod Stewart and David Beckham.

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What, they don't have Jiffy Lubes in Qatar?

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Why am I not surprised you read the Current bun (the Sun), the waste of paper and ink on that fucking rag is the real crime that lezbo Jenny Evans should be crying out over. I get my 25th anniversary serviced by a local mechanic who gets his oil from the ME, I'm doing my bit for global cooling, whoops I mean warming.
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I find it strange that no one but no one will attack the working ( and in our wee country ) the "underclasses" from flying off to the Sun on Hol.
Fuck the Environment.
But hey that is Ok with most of the Greenies.
So we are as usual talking about votes
The Romans had the right idea
Or was it the Greeks?
a plutocracy
Or thereabouts
Certainly no one on benefits should have the vote
And I would favour witholding the vote from all Government employees as well,
Cos over here they are almost certainly bound to vote Labour,
well Labour keeps them employed, dont they?, talk your way out of that one mate.
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