• Jul 11th 2007 at 2:11PM
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Some travelers insist that a country's character and culture are best understood by tasting their local food. We'll offer instead that you can tell the most about a country by looking at the special-edition cars honoring their football teams. In America, for example, you might find a pick-up truck spangled with decals honoring the local NFL franchise. In Italy, on the other hand, they've decked out a unique Lamborghini in the colors of their national soccer team.

This one-of-a-kind Gallardo has been painted the same shade of blue as the national team's jerseys. The roof has been painted in the tricolore, the red, white and green of the Italian flag. The interior is likewise trimmed in solid blue alcantara, and the engine – which is otherwise left completely stock with "only" 520 hp – is said to be adorned with a gold-tone engine cover.

The one-off Gallardo was produced through Lamborghini's factory personalization program, and is offered by the dealership in Padova at a whopping €230,000...a considerable €85k premium for what amounts to little more than a special paint job. That's more than a few yards difference over that Ford F-150 New England Patriots edition you've been eyeing.

[Source: OmniAuto.it -translated]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      You confuse "free speech" with "free ignorance" as you confuse "federal republic" with "dictatorship".
      Gute Reise in Clichés Land!
      • 8 Years Ago
      So does this car take dives too?
      • 7 Years Ago
      As an Italian American, Johnny Rocket/JC3 I have one word for you TRAVEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Experience different cultures, LEARN about them before you critize or mock them. I'm sure GG is aware that Lambo's are under the VW/Audi family umbrella, but what does that have to do with the price of tea in china? The Lambo is still VERY Italian! Your postings lead the average person to think that you haven't been 50 miles from your home town a day in your life. Take the advice GG posted earlier, keep quiet & be deemed wise...
      As for the car, I agreee with "indijanac" all blue, small carefully placed Flags/colors & team logos.

      P.S. Most of the "american" foods & candies we love stateside, they're made in Mexico buddy. Hershey's is a good exapmle of that.

      Racism, just like Patriotism, Is the virtue of the vicious....

      Cheers GG
      • 8 Years Ago
      What's the Italian word for "tacky"?

      I'd rather have the truck mentioned and I don't even like football.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Johnny Rocket, anyone has asked you an opinion about Italy's (or Mexico) colors flag.
      I guess you know enough about theory of colors (both from physic as physiologic as psychologic point of view) to realize how rough is your post.
      Remain a fact that, here, that realization and utilization of those colors are the less persuasive.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Whenever you see Italian cars and bikes with the flag, you just have to think trashy. It's such an ugly look. British cars don't look all that bad with Union Jacks. Maybe it's because the Italian flags shares the same colors as Mexico's.
      • 8 Years Ago
      !!!!Forza Azzuri!!!
      The color is beautiful, but they shouldn't have put the the flag on the roof. They should have made the the flag look like the on the jersey with 4 gold stars and put it on the doors or hood (smaller)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Gorgeous. Vio, Azzurri!