iDriver PRESENTS January 2014
Lamborghini Newport Beach
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NAME: DIKO SULAHIAN
CITY: NEWPORT COAST
OCCUPATION: PRESIDENT OF WHOLESALE TIRE AND WHEEL, THE PARENT COMPANY OF GIOVANNA WHEELS,
GIANELLE DESIGNS, KOKO KUTURE AND GFG FORGED MODULAR WHEELS.
CAR: 2014 AVENTADOR ROADSTER – BIANCO MONOCERUS (CURRENTLY WRAPPED IN MATTE SILVER)
MILEAGE: 719 MILES
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
It was a 1983 Ford Mustang GT. I tried to convince my dad to buy me a Trans Am but he said it was too much car for me!
IS IT YOUR FIRST LAMBORGHINI?
No, this is actually my 10th Lamborghini! My very first one was a 2002 Murcielago. Then I purchased a 2004 Gallardo Coupe, a 2005 Gallardo Spyder, a 2007 LP 640 Coupe, a 2008 LP 640 Roadster, a 2011 Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder, a 2012 Aventador Coupe, another 2012 Aventador Coupe and I got the very first Aventador Roadster in the US by winning the fundraising auction with One Drop. And here I have this 2014 Aventador Roadster I ordered before the auction.
WHAT IS YOUR BEST MEMORY IN A LAMBORGHINI?
The first time I pulled up to the clubs and open the wing doors to step out. Wow, what a feeling that was!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
Cannes, France. Love the lifestyle there.
HAVE YOU VISITED THE FACTORY?
Not yet but looking forward to doing it this summer.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC TO DRIVE TO?
Shakira. She is bad!!
WHAT IS THE FASTEST YOU HAVE EVER BEEN?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT?
Javier’s in Newport Coast.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ROAD TO DRIVE YOUR AVENTADOR ROADSTER ON?
73 toll road where I can let the car breathe and let off some steam.
WHAT IS YOUR DAILY DRIVER?
Ferrari F12 as long as it’s gassed up! I hate going to gas stations so my cars are always empty.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CAR?
Depends what mood I’m. Anything from exotic to cruiser like a Rolls-Royce or Bentley.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM?
WHO INSPIRES YOU?
My father. At 82 years old, he has the most energy and wisdom with lots of great business experience. He is self-made with always a way to make things right and turn the worst situation to a positive one.
RESUME YOUR CAR IN 3 WORDS.
Flashy, exotic, wild.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT LAMBORGHINI YOU DON’T ALREADY KNOW?
The real story of how the factory was started and the inspiration behind it.