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Lamborghini Dealership Being Sued For A White Huracan That Turned Yellow

It’s not often you see a colour changing car, especially when it’s not supposed to. A Lamborghini dealership in Montreal, Canada, is being sued for this exact reason: A Huracan Spyder they sold as white turned yellow after its purchase.

While the car was bought over two years ago with the colour change happening soon after, a suit was filed in the Quebec Superior Court only last month. reports CTVNewsAfter negotiations failed with the dealer, Calogero Caruso, who bought the car for his son after remortgaging his house to afford it, has taken the dealer to court to get back the costs of the car, CA$366,662.21 (equal to US$276,505 at current exchange rates) plus CA$50,000 (US$37,705) in damages “for stress and inconvenience and loss of work days”.

The father said it was his son’s “dream to own such a luxury vehicle”, but instead of living the dream, “it has been a total nightmare”.

After driving it home from the dealer, the father and son saw that it was slightly yellow under natural light. They took it back and told the dealer’s John Scotti confirmed this. It continued to change colour over time and the dealer eventually offered to repaint the car. But the plaintiffs refused, explaining that this would lower the value of the car.

In August of 2018, the owners of the yellowing Lamborghini returned the car to the dealer while continuing to pay the mortgage, insurance, and extra costs associated with owning the car, looking for a refund. This was denied, so now, they’re looking to get their money back,

So gang, what do you think? A hoax, or a paint job gone wrong? Let us know in the comments!

Written by Alex Harrington

Alex started racing at a young age so certainly knows his way around a car and a track. He can just about put a sentence together too, which helps.

He has a great interest in the latest models, but would throw all of his money at a rusty old French classic and a 300ZX.

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12 Comments

  1. serves them right for trying to live outside of their means. wouldn’t shed a tear if they lost the whole case

  2. Anyone checked if it was PPG’g or film protected? Clear plastic film is well-known for going yellow after a time……

  3. This type of thing has been happening for a while now.

    For example, Jeep has had a lot of issues with white grilles turning yellow; PPG believes oxidation is occurring between the paint and clear coat layers.

  4. I wouldn’t want to destroy the value of my $300,000 exotic car. Not repaint is ever as good as original FACTORY paint. They made a note of it when the car was first purchased. I guess they could have argued the point at the very beginning to give them more leverage.

  5. They offered to have it repainted which was refused, I think they should be told to jog on and maybe next time stick to a car you can actually afford

  6. If you buy a white car it should stay white. Obviously there was a fault with the clear coat which wasn’t UV stable. If 8t was a Toyota corolla you wouldn’t worry about repainting it, but this is a car where modifications, accidents and repainting most likely will affect the value.
    A Ferrari, Lamborghini or a Maserati are not luxery cars. They are exotic sports cars, essentially track cars for the road. They are not well made, are expensive to maintain and are not built for reliability. (I work on them). A luxury car is better build, cheaper to maintain and will last a lot longer without major repairs. A bit of research beforehand would have revealed this.
    I think that a full respray would be in order, plus a refund of whatever difference in price an independent dealer would estimate that the car would be worth, plus an amount for the dealer not supplying what should have been expected in a new car. I would estimate 15% of purchase price plus 20k. Lamborghini themselves should have come to the party as it’s clearly a manufacturing issue and should have been sorted out under warranty.

  7. I’m not exactly sure what they expect. They don’t want it repainted, it can’t be fixed without repainting it, and they’re trying to get full purchase price for a used car that they’ve had for two years. They don’t deserve any more than what the car’s worth now (excluding the bad paint.) Besides, who the hell remortgages their house to buy their son an expensive toy?

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