2018 Lamborghini Huracan
The Lamborghini Huracan (Hurricane), Type LP 580-2
Storming Down the Motorway in this V10 Supercar, You are a Tempest on Wheels!
There’s a special thrill for me when one of our customers buys a used Lamborghini from Japan. I feel like some of the glory of Lamborghini rubs off on us here at Japan Car Direct. And to know that another spectacular piece of the best of supercar engineering has found a good home overseas gives me satisfaction. Buying a used Lamborghini or other Italian supercar from Japan may seem a little “counter intuitive” (Why not buy one in Italy?) but, when you know the benefits of buying a used supercar from Japan, it makes a lot of sense.
Say you’re thinking of a Lambo like this 2018 Huracan that we recently exported from Japan to Dubai, via the port of Jebel Ali. This machine is a good example of why it makes sense to source your used Lamborghini from Japan. It’s a low mileage car 11,775km (only 7,316 miles, Gentlemen!), it’s in very good condition: auction grade 4.5, with the only negative points raised by the auction inspector being a bit of wear on the suede steering wheel, a bit of wrinkle on the seat fabric, a few small scratches, and a door curtain light bulb that needs to be replaced. Nothing there to worry me.
And our inspector pointed out a number of nice little features of this Huracan: the bi-color “Elegante Bianco” leather interior,
the glass engine bonnet with carbon engine bay,
the twenty inch Gianna wheels,
with, a little something that I just love: the red Lamborghini calipers.
Give me this car, pleeeeeeease!
Buy a Used Supercar from Japan and Win Big
Now, I’ll tell you, Japanese owners of top end motoring iron like Italian and German supercars and luxury cars really love their machines. They treasure them, I’d even say they baby them maybe too much. But if Japanese supercar owners baby their cars, that’s good because it means that when we source a used exotic or other top end European used car from a seller here in Japan, whether it is via the Japanese used car auctions, via the specialist used car dealers that we partner with here, or whether it is a direct purchase from the Japanese owner, we are looking at a used car that is in very good shape. You know – and here’s a good hot tip – the fact is that that vast majority of supercars here in Japan are driven minimally and serviced regularly by the import dealerships. And, and, and: Road conditions are very good here and speed limits are lower than in many other countries. So less wear, less tear, and good care for supercars from Japan.
Over the years, it has been our privilege to export a number of good used Italian and German supercars from Japan. Have a look at “our” 1994 Ferrari 512 here.
And our 1992 Lamborghini Diablo here.
Our 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet here.
Or our 2002 Maserati 3200GT Assetto Corsa here.
These cars are all total babes and super hot! And these machines represent only a fraction of the European Supercar iron we’ve been sourcing in and shipping from Japan. It’s Used Supercar City in Japan today! Seriously good buys and seriously good machines.
And let’s be serious about cash, about money, about prices. Now, although I can’t reveal what our customers paid for these secondhand supercars (we protect our clients’ confidentiality and commercially sensitive information at all times), I can say that, in each instance, the purchase price was very reasonable. These cars were all good deals for our buyers. And when you think of it, buying a supercar secondhand, rather than new, makes even more sense than it does when we are looking at “normal” used cars. You save big time money when you buy used, and you get that good condition car from Japan in your hot little hands. It’s yours! And you don’t have to break the bank to have a Lamborghini or a Ferrari. Total winner. Good road!
The LP 580-2. A Hidden Classic in Modern Supercardom
An interesting point about our Lamborghini Huracan here: In the early years of supercars, many (most?) were two wheel drive machines. The engine was behind the driver and in front of the rear wheels, which put the power to the road more effectively by having the engine and transmission putting most of their weight on those drive wheels. Lamborghini cars from those classic early supercar days come quickly to mind: the mighty Countach, the ultra gorgeous Miura, a host of Ferraris and, of course (for Brits like me) the Lotus Esprit.
But nowadays, so many modern supercars are running all wheel drive (AWD) systems. These systems are certainly the “best” when it comes to putting massive engine power down to the tarmac to rocket the car forward; I mean look at the 0-60 times of supercars these days, sub four seconds is normal! (I’ve had one sub five second car, my Subaru Impreza WRX STi, and he was fast enough to scare the crap out of me, and now these modern supercars……..Lordy!
Now the Lambo Huracan we’ve got here is a bit of a special piece of kit. It’s a type LP 580-2. The Huracan is usually the type LP 610-4. Those machines do have AWD and they are blisteringly quick. With our Huracan LP 580-2 here, Lamborghini is offering a rather more “classic supercar” option: a simpler two wheel drive system, and the car is, well, still blisteringly quick. We’re sub four seconds here, Gentlemen, right across the board, with any Lamborghini Huracan you’ll ever meet.
Now I’ve been privileged to own / to drive / to being given rides in some very powerful all wheel drive supercars. They have all been stunning….but not necessarily absolutely superior to the powerful two wheel drive machines I’ve dealt with. What drew me away from AWD and back to 2WD is a topic for another day but, in some respects, when looking at sports cars and supercars, the two wheel drive option will perhaps have an attraction for the “purist.” And I think that that purity is a bit of what Lamborghini is offering here with the 2WD LP 580-2 Huracan. It puts mass power to the road and is very solidly in Jeremy Clarkson’s “premier league” for 0-60 performance, but it avoids some of the draw backs of AWD, namely increased weight, increased complexity, and increased vibration.
(Oops! I’ve just said that 2WD vs AWD would be a topic for another day, so I’ll just be quiet for now.)
Hit the Auctions So You Don’t Break the Bank
But however you’re looking at it, having a full-on European supercar has got to be the cat’s meow of motoring. If a supercar is you target, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche, or the others, I recommend, and our customers will back me up on this, look for a good used machine bought in Japan. You get the icing and the cake and you don’t put yourself in the poor house.
Many, many of our best deals on used supercars come at the Japanese used car auctions. To learn more about the auctions, have a look at our Japan Car Direct YouTube channel here.
And you’ll find our Auction Search Engine here.
So to get the process of buying your own good, used supercar from Japan going, just register here. It will be our delight to help you find a machine like this lovely Lamborghini Huracan.