It seems that Automobili Lamborghini just can't help themselves. I just took delivery of a new LP 560-4, and don't get me wrong, I love it. Sales are at a virtual standstill out there, but , in spite of this, by my calculation, the FACTORY pocketed at least $30,000 in extraordinary gain, as the Euro dropped over 20% against the US Dollar (try to imagine how fast they would have raised prices, if it had gone the other way). I had agreed to pay MSRP, back in March, which was purported to be about 20 grand higher. The unit ended up being 40 grand higher than my equivalently equipped '07, based on a "window sticker" which appears to have been created after the car departed Emden, Germany, on a boat. Now comes a factory to dealer rebate for unsold '08's, which will surely not help my resale (oxymoron, or moron, as you wish). I could have retraded the deal, by refusing it, but that would have only hurt the dealer (no tears, but I do have to live with the guy). Speaking of dealers, apparently they had been told to "punch" unsold units, thus making them technically resales, which would presumably enable discounting without appearing to have cut list prices. I am told that having done that, those units are now not eligible for the factory rebate. Talk about humping your customer and your dealer. I am guessing that Vokswagen AG probably thinks they have sold more than they have, which would explain why the "punched" units can't get rebate help. If all this is accurate, it certainly impacts future relationships, all the way around. Comments, anyone?