Lam­borgh­ini Mur­ciélago

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By Thillainathan Path­manathan, £60, ve­loce.co.uk, ISBN 978 1 845849 22 1 The world isn’t short of books on Lam­borgh­ini writ­ten by lit­er­ary rub­ber­neck­ers, so Thillainathan Path­manathan’s ac­count of the cre­ation of – and life with – Lam­borgh­ini’s last great ‘di­nosaur su­per­car’ is some­thing dif­fer­ent.

Path­manathan’s com­plete im­mer­sion in the world of Lam­borgh­ini, own­ing the cars, be­friend­ing Fer­ruc­cio’s fam­ily and lift­ing the lid on the com­mu­nity of skilled engi­neers who build, mod­ify, re­pair and re­store them, makes for a huge amount of depth, told with­out pre­ten­tious­ness.

If you’re in­ter­ested in buy­ing a Lam­borgh­ini Mur­ciélago (or Coun­tach – Path­manathan’s en­thu­si­asm and long-term own­er­ship of one in­forms knowl­edge of the other a great deal here), or are merely cu­ri­ous about what it’s like to live with, as op­posed to stare at, a Lam­borgh­ini, there’s a great deal of use­ful ma­te­rial here.

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