Lamborghini Newport Beach Gets All-Electronic Currency for All-Electronic Vehicle

I've written before about the Lamborghini dealership in my 'hood—so close that I could reach it sleepwalking on Ambien in about 3 minutes.

There are always Italian sportscars worth hundreds of thousands of dollars each in the Lamborghini Newport Beach showroom along Baker Street near Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa, where the outdoors lot at times is filled with rides but more often is not.

Now the place just announced a first-ever type of sale.

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"We just sold our very first vehicle with Bitcoin as legal tender!" revealed the Lamborghini Newport Beach blog Wednesday. But the fully encrypted and fully digital currency was not used to purchase a Lambo, it was spent on a Tesla Model S Performance they had in their inventory.

"That's right," reads the post, "an electronic currency was used to purchased a fully electric vehicle."

Oh, the binary ... er ... irony!

The dealer would be pleased as punch to sell one of its titular Lamborghini vehicles—which have been known to fetch from $150,000 to $2 million and up—the electronic way.

"Lamborghini Newport Beach is proud to announce that we are fully capable of accepting Bitcoin as payment for vehicles," concludes the post. "We are excited to be opening the door to this new currency."

Note those doors slide up, not out.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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