Well, I just got back from a nice 40 minute 'light' flogging of a Murcielago 6 speed. Wow, I'm in love.....or am I? If there's one thing (okay, maybe two) that I've always liked about Lamborghini's - the scissor doors (hey, I'm tall, much easier to squeeze in) and the 'cockpit' of the car. Since I'm a plane geek, I feel like I'm behind the wheel of a land jet. Wow...amazing. This car (like many) was a joy to drive. In fact, it was too much of a joy that it was slightly disappointing. The car hauls ass, and hauls fast ass too. Just pressing the accelerator lightly, the car is very civil both around town and on the road. Mashing the throttle, car springs to life in it's quest to launch you forward at triple digit go straight to jail speeds. It wasn't as torque driven as say (from recollection) as Byron's 456GT or the 512TR I have driven. The torque just comes on line moderately and pushes from there. That's either a nice comfort factor, or a slight disappointment for those that want the "I'm going blind from insane forward thrust" feeling. The car shifts, well, a little too good. In fact, I miss the "it takes a man to drive a Lambo" approach of the Countach/Diablo/other. Those cars required concentration and muscle. The shifting in the Murcielago, let's just say German engineering is present through out this car. Nothing Lamborghini would have done on it's one. The clutch is ultra light, steering like a feather weight, and the shifting like flicking any general German or Japanese sport compact (read: light, easy, and effortless). It's also very notchy feeling, something I actually like. So while the shifting is effortless, you can still feel every mechanical notch in the tranny and gears. But I guess that's were I am slightly disappointed. First off, there is a starting sequence, not for the engine, but for the computers to set themselves up. I'm actually growing weary of all this computer crap in cars. I want analog, not digital. No hop in and go. And the car alarm is an interference with the start up sequence. You turn the alarm off, get in, start the car. But wait, you can't, because it needs to be turned off again because the alarm is some how activating a block on starting the car. Sheesh.... Then the effortless driving and shifting, I guess why I like the older, more visceral feeling cars. I feel more in tune with an older Ferrari/Lambo than the newer Lambo (or F1 Ferrari's but that's a preference rather than a knock). Maybe I'm getting old. Maybe these cars are appealing to the everyman. Have these cars begun to lose their heritage? In a way, I think so. Hey, I want a reliable car, but I still want that "I feel I'm 'one' with the car" feeling, something I think newer cars are losing. In the end, the Lambo was a wet dream. One I long to get right back to sleep, and map out my next driving experience, to make it more visceral the next time 'round.