Sheikh sends luxury ‘Batman’ car to London and back for oil change


Murcielago LP640

See, some people are still living an exotic life, full of excess.

A wealthy Arab sent his ‘Batman’ Lamborghini on a 6,500 mile round-trip to London for an oil change – at a cost of more than $46,000.

The $380,000 vehicle travelled on a scheduled flight from Qatar to Heathrow, and was flown back to the Middle East after the service.

The Murcielago LP640, a two-seater coupe, featured in the latest Batman film The Dark Knight.

Fittingly, the name of the vehicle means ‘bat’ in Spanish.

The car’s 6,500 mile journey sparked outrage from environmental groups, who said the owner – thought to be a Sheikh – had a ‘carbon crater’ rather than a carbon footprint.

According to reports, the black and gold car cost $7,104 to service at an approved dealer, plus around $40,000 to freight to Britain and back.

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

Friends of the Earth transport campaigner Richard Dyer said the trip was “ludicrous”.

“We urge the individual to get their car serviced closer to home,” he added.

However David Price of Lamborghini Club UK said the way the owner chose to have his car serviced was up to him.

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

We are glad it continues too!


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