On a recent rainy afternoon, Antoine Dominic slid into the driver's seat of his gleaming $4 million Lamborghini Veneno. He pressed a red start button on the dashboard, and the 740-horsepower V12 engine roared to life.
"Do you know how to drive this thing?" I asked.
"We'll figure it out," he said. "What's the worst thing? You're gonna crash a $4 million car."
Thus began a rare moment in the rarified world of multimillion-dollar supercars. Dominic, a former tech CEO turned luxury car dealer, is one of only three people in the world who own a Lamborghini Veneno—the most expensive production car on the road today.
Dominic plunked down $4 million for the car without ever seeing it. Even after the Veneno was delivered, it stayed in the showroom of his Bespoke Motor Group dealership attracting gawkers and Lambo pilgrims from around the world. Dominic simply had never carved out the time to drive it.