Nothing can prepare you for the sudden popularity that comes with driving a Lamborghini. One minute you’re as average as white bread, the next minute you’re being photographed like a supermodel, chatted up by awestruck strangers and chased by kids who just want to get within a few feet of a supercar.
Jon Maffei, the general manager of Lamborghini Sarasota in Florida, warned me about the nearly instantaneous surge in attention the brand’s cars cause, but I had no idea how fast the it would come -- and in what forms.
At the first stop light I reached in the Aventador LP 700-4 after leaving the dealership there was a guy to my right in a beat up Ford Ranger literally bouncing up to the white line to see if he could coax me into a race.
This happened after less than 5 minutes in the car.