• Sep 18, 2006
Thanksgiving with the fam would be so much more bearable if Grandma were forced to pass the gravy around the front fender of a Lamborghini Gallardo. This odd display is set up outside the William Ashley store in downtown Toronto to promote a contest for a 20-piece set of fine china. The Gallardo was hoisted up with a crane and delicately set atop four tea cups beneath each wheel. There's literally nothing holding up this car's curb weight of 3,153 lbs. except four tiny tea cups. It's rather odd to use a high performance exotic like the Lamborghini Gallardo to excite the tea and crumpets crowd, but we suspect the car's Kermit green color is more than enough to attract interest from passersby.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Tempest on a teapot?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ashleys is a Primo store for the rich in Toronto,it's in an posh area for Tourists,Torontonians, and even people from Scarborough are allowed there (East part of the City , Mike Myers grew up there).I was working on a job at the building all last week,Mr. Ashley does this sort of thing every year right around the Film Festival, wich was also last week.He's had several exotics on his Tea cups.It's for real.To bad they picked a Lambo with a 1970 Dodge high impact colour.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think it has something to do with preceise weight distribution. It's just like if you fell onto a bed of nails, you'd get hurt bad. if you gently lower your body correctly onto it, the nails will not break skin.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yeah, those are some strong tea cups for realz.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Learn some physics, guys! I only know basics, but this carstunt ain´t very impressive! Why do you think bridges from the 10th century are still standing? Why can't you break an egg by just squeezing it? Why wear skies when you wanna walk on 8 feet of snow?
      Hit one of them cups with a tablespoon and the whole setup would fall!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey; its just ONE teacup under each wheel, not four.

      Anyway, all grammar geekin' aside, That Car Is Fantastic!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Half you people are brain dead idiots, or just 12 year olds who have never sat in a super car before. People don't just by a lamborghini for speed. If most of them wanted to, they would buy a ferrari enzo or a saleen s7, or buy a viper get it sent to hennessy and for an extra $100,000 make it the fastest street car in the world, but they dont..... you morons.
      Owning a lamborghini is something you idiots probably wont understand. It's not just a car, its a car that shows your wealth, it reeks of lust, and it gives the owner a rockstar status. So please dont compare your crappy 10 20 or 30 thousand dollar cars which you bought from the sewers to a lamborghini.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thats right outside my office! I saw it yesterday up close, it's pretty remarkable.

      They had armed guards around it to make sure anyone didnt steal the car... or the cutlery
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ceramics have extremely high strengths - especially under compression. It's their fracture resistance and impact loading resistance that is (usually) so pitifully low. Also, note the base that separates the cup from the tyre. This ensures that the car's weight is distributed evenly over the whole rim of the cup, and there aren't any "spikes" of stress in one area.

      If the car is loaded carefully, the material properties of the material (plus some clever thinking) would be enough to hold the car. No tricks required.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wonder if it's for real because it would very easy to cut out the bottom of each cup and then use a piece of steel to hold the car up while the tea cup (with the hole in the bottom) is used to cover the steel block.

      Otherwise if it is real I wonder how long before they get sued by somebody who put their hand on the tea cup only to have the car come crashing down.
      • 8 Years Ago
      is that for real? I will not look at a tea cup the same way.
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