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I Drove a Lamborghini Gallardo This Weekend! (Here's a GIF and a Video)

Hi Oppo! As I mentioned here last week, my girlfriend bought me one of those driving experiences for my birthday where you get to drive a Ferrari F430 or a Lamborghini Gallardo four laps around an autocross course.

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The fastest car I had ever driven was my own Audi A4 1.8T, so this was to be something new. After consulting you all here, I chose the Gallardo for a few reasons: 1) Lamborghinis were my first favorite car, 2) AWD would be better for a novice, and 3) Dat V10.

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After waiting in the cold, rainy Maryland weather for two hours and being thoroughly frozen through, it was my turn. The first lap was instructional, the final three were hot.

A FEW DISCLAIMERS before the Oppo wolves descend:

1) He asked if I wanted to drive it in "manual" (flappy paddle) mode. I asked if I would be allowed to upshit and downshift as I wanted. He hesitated and it was obvious he didn't trust me (a stranger, potentially someone who can't drive, in his defense) with it, so I said fuck it, and drove it in automatic mode. Sue me. Sue me, hard.

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2) I had the fastest laps of anyone I watched go before me, and I was there for two hours.

3) God this car is scary fast.

Enjoy living vicariously through someone who got (however briefly) to drive their dream car!

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Full In-Car GoPro Video Here!

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