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Lamborghini Aventador vs. SLR McLaren in 1/8 Mile Showdown

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Why do supercars have to cost so much?

Besides from the typical car news updates, some of the talk around the CarBuzz office today has been the story about the Virginia woman who won the $1 million Powerball lottery twice on the same day. In between our individual fits of jealousy, we also discovered this video showcasing a Lamborghini Aventador up against a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren in a 1/8 mile drag race. As we predicted, the Aventador appeared to be the clear winner, but this made us wonder a bit.

After taxes, the woman took home $1.4 million. That sounds like a lot, but when each of these cars cost at least $375,000 (the SLR went for $450k when it launched), that jackpot suddenly doesn't sound like enough to retire on forever.

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Still, we'd gladly take the money, but we decided that if the $1.4 million was in any of our bank accounts, we'd hold off on buying the supercar of our dreams. We're currently taking investment advice. Anyway, enjoy the race and it sounds great.