• Aug 21, 2008

Smoking cigars. It conjures images of wood-lined, quilted-leather private clubs and back-room deals brokered with a hand-shake between captains of industry and diplomats. Though tobacco may be taboo in modern society, cigars still have an air of class about them. At least until Lamborghini got involved.

While we're all for automotive-themed products, especially those of the finely-crafted variety, this seems to take things too far. Made by Tonino Lamborghini (think of it as Sant'Agata's Porsche Design), this range of lighters and cigar cutters, in our view, infuses the flashy, fast-paced Lamborghini image into a realm where it doesn't belong. Maybach can get away with slapping their badge on a smoker's set. Even Porsche Design manages to carry it off with a degree of class. But as much as we like Lamborghini's fantastic sportscars, when our first-born child arrives, we'll take a pass on these.

UPDATE: The good folks at Lamborghini have informed us that, despite using the same name and logo, Tonino Lamborghini is in fact no longer affiliated with Automobili Lamborghini. Our appologies for any confusion.

[Source: eLighters via CarScoop]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Perhaps to those of you who watch too much TV smoking cigars "conjures images of wood-lined, quilted-leather private clubs and back-room deals brokered with a hand-shake between captains of industry and diplomats."

      To the rest of us, "inconsiderate boor" is what comes to mind.

      Still, it amuses me that Lamborghini is apparently so successful at taking these clowns' money.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Though tobacco may be taboo in modern society..."

      In American society yes, but that is just part of the (modern) world. In other developed countries especially parts of Europe smoking is not taboo and is even common. I think Autoblog is being a little too U.S. centric here.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ugh, i hate hate hate that i actually have to say this but cigars are also made of tobacco... if you guys can stop making these lame mistakes, we'll stop criticizing your posts and actually engage in discussing their contents.
      • 6 Years Ago
      how about you apologize for the crappy spelling?