I was fantasizing about how I might spend my economic stimulus check. If I lived in New York or Miami, I'd be tempted to splurge on a lifelong fantasy, to spend a day behind the wheel of a Lamborghini.

In those two cities, Gotham Dreams Cars rents out some of the world's finest automobiles, such as the Ferrari F430 Spider, the Rolls Royce Phantom (with chauffeur) and the Aston Martin DB9 Volante. As you can imagine, these are not supersaver specials: The Spider will set you back $1,950 a day, the Volante a mere $1,450, and the Rolls $450. An hour.

The Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster runs $2,250 a day, but oh, what a day. 580 horsepower from its V-12, with a top speed of 205 mph and 0-60 in the time it takes to read this sentence: "Tom sure looks sexy in that Lamborghini."

The car only gets 9 miles per gallon, and the rental only comes with 100 free miles, so a full day behind this wheel is beyond my means. Do you suppose they'd rent it to me for an hour? Just long enough to cruise down Broadway and enjoy the lust of those watching.


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