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10 things you could buy with $200,000 instead of the new Lamborghini Urus

things you could buy instead of lamborghini urus
After months of anticipation, luxury automobile manufacturer Lamborghini finally unveiled the Urus SUV. Packed with the company’s first production turbocharged engine — a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, 650 horsepower, and 627 pound-feet of torque the Lamborghini Urus is nothing short of an automotive monster, but all of this engineering, of course, comes at a cost — $200,000, to be exact. This ungodly sum of cash got us to thinking, instead of buying this big car how could one just as easily, irrationally, and conspicuously blow this much cash? Here are the most investment- savvy ways to burn nearly a quarter of a million clams. Period.

125 Spike the Beetle original pieces of art

Spike the Stag beetle made our list of best pets of Instagram for his general charm, ornate tea parties, and, of course, his penchant for marker-on-canvas original creations. Spike’s original magnum opus auctioned earlier this year and sold on eBay for nearly $1,600. Spike’s next piece will be sold in the coming months with 20 percent of the proceeds going to People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES).

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Two of those Cheetos shaped like Harambe

Harambe stole our hearts in 2016 and while his soul has departed he will live on forever in our hearts and of course our shared cultural meme lore. Anyway, someone found a Cheeto that kind of looks like Harambe and another human being paid nearly $100,000 for said cheese-dust thing. More than a year later it’s still too soon. It will always be… too soon. RIP, big guy.

Diversify your portfolio with seven Virgin Mary Grilled Cheeses

From grilled cheese to tree trunks, and even leftover french toast, in true omnipresent fashion, the Holy Ghost and all of its squad just has a knack for showing up when we least expect it. Nonetheless, after carrying around the 10-year old grilled cheese bearing an uncanny likeness to the Virgin Mary scorched on its surface, Dia Dusyer of, you guessed it, Florida decided it was time to cash-in on this pareidolia prize. Dusyer claims over the course of the 10 years she personally oversaw this sandwich, it never once went moldy — a true testament to its divinity and also the shelf-life of Velvetta infused breads. Eventually, the slightly nibbled snack went to auction fetching $28,000 on eBay. This sandwich should match or pass the 10-year Treasury bond projections. Remember, some people once laughed at the idea of BitCoin. You don’t want to be on the wrong side of history, my friends. The time to invest is now.

Buy a ‘new to you’ liver on the black market

For some, the old adage “my body is my temple” holds true, however, for the vast majority of humans, their bodies merely exist as their temporary trashcan. After decades of Michelob and Cup Noodles, things can often go awry internally but in true capitalist spirit, if there’s demand for a product, there is a supply. The black market organ-trafficking business has never been better and apparently based at least on this infographic, you or a dying loved one should be able to score a new-ish liver for a cool $157,000. Based on those estimates, you could go ahead and buy a spare set of eyeballs while you’re at it with enough broccoli left to throw in a spleen for good measure. Go ham, folks.

133 2009 Kia Rios


Not unlike the new Lambo SUV, the Kia Rios will get you from point A to point B via four wheels. While 200,000 stacks guarantee you just a single Lambo, that same cash could allow you to theoretically go more than four months without every driving the same Kia Rios twice. Your move, Birdman.

This suspect island

Most of us can only dream about the prospect of owning our own exotic tropical island, and for just $200,000 you probably have to keep dreaming. However, you can settle on this econo option situated just off of Maine’s southeastern coast in the oft-blustery Atlantic. Based on current projections, you should have at least a couple hundred years before the oceans rise above the craggy shores.

A couple of these Killer Whale Submarines

Sure, the new Lambo SUV can fly from 0 to 60 in under four seconds, but can it go underwater? Nah. In swims a pair of Schlemmer’s completely unnecessary Killer Whale submarines. Even after purchasing a pair of these bad boys, you should have about $20,000 left to even potentially literally burn in a dumpster.

134,228 Doritos Locos Tacos

If you hate yourself, you could always just spend the rest of your fleeting days Livin’ la Vida Loca, cramming sheer tons of Doritos Locos Tacos into your skull. Fork and knife types could conversely opt for 55,710 Mexican Pizzas instead. You do you.

Fulfill your childhood dream of owning a Subway franchise

Who hasn’t dreamed of owning their very own corporate delicatessen? That said, if the Jared Fogle scandal proved anything, Subway can weather even the most central of PR storms and remain both economically viable and nutritionally void. You will probably never top this sick location in Big Merino at Goulburn, Australia, so temper your expectations in advance.

Just Venmo me directly

I’ll personally see to it that the money makes it to a good cause or something. I’ll just be posted at the “OMG Kittens” slots on hold with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America waiting for the funds to clear. Scouts honor. Let’s change the world.

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The tremendous forces acting upon the automotive industry won't make Lamborghini water down its cars. If anything, the storied Italian brand will double down and keep seeking ways to push performance, power, and design to the next level. It's not ignoring motorists' call for more in-car tech, however.

"Our clientele is demanding in terms of tech and we are responding," explained Alessandro Farmeschi, Lamborghini's chief operating officer, in an interview with Digital Trends. He attributed this ongoing shift to the company's relatively young clientele. "The average buyer is between 35 and 45 years old, so many of them have technology backgrounds. They're young entrepreneurs," he pointed out.

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The Lamborghini Urus finally debuted this week, and the captaincy in Italy is dubbing it, “The world's first Super Sport Utility Vehicle.” No matter what buzzwords you use to describe high-performance SUVs though, the segment is absolutely buzzing in 2017. It’s truly astonishing just how many there are, especially when you consider the real world has no practical use for this type of rig. Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Bentley, Tesla, Land Rover, Jeep, Porsche, and even Alfa Romeo make fast family-haulers these days, so while the Urus is undoubtedly special, it’s not the unicorn many are making it out to be.
The Urus’ twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 spits out 650 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque, allowing the Italian SUV to hit 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. Flat out, Lambo says the $200,000 bombshell will do 190 mph, and those numbers make sports cars like the Porsche 911 Carrera T blush. There are other SUVs and crossovers that can compete with those figures though, and in some cases, they outright smash them. Here are five cars that make the exotic Urus look a little more ordinary.

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The Lamborghini Urus is unlike any car in the automaker's illustrious 54-year history -- and not just because it's an SUV. Believe it or not, the idea of a Lamborghini SUV isn't new. You might remember the 1980s-era LM002, which made the Mercedes-Benz G-Class look pedestrian by comparison. But while the LM002 was a sledgehammer of a truck, the Urus is as precise as a surgeon's scalpel, and it's poised to become the brand's best-selling model by a long shot. Here's why.
The Urus brings breathtaking modern Italian design to the SUV space, and even though the segment of "super-SUVs" is becoming more crowded by the day, the Urus is far and away the most striking to the eyes. That's because even though it can ferry a family around town in comfort, it's still unapologetically a Lamborghini. The vehicle's front fascia wears a handful of styling cues from the ultra-sleek Aventador S, and sizable air vents punched into the front bumper hint at the vehicle's performance credentials.

The rakish roofline and pronounced haunches carry over with only minor changes, but the production model’s rear-end appears to be a little bit longer than the concept’s, a concession likely made in the name of practicality. This is the daily-driveable Lamborghini, after all. That doesn’t mean the Raging Bull has gone soft; the Urus will be the Lamborghini of the SUV segment, and it will certainly look -- and sound -- the part.

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