INSIDER REPORT: Supercar destruction edition
Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante rolled by Texan driver
First up in our weekend of supercar carnage comes the destruction of a Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante in Houston, Texas. According to GT Spirit, a trio of females, two in one Lambo and one in another, were spotted travelling at a very high rate of speed on a city street. A bystander reported that the 570 hp Gallardo Spyder hit something, causing it to flip. The car was then rolled upright by a group of pedestrians, who also extinguished a small fire that had started. The passenger was complaining of a sore neck and was taken to hospital to be checked out.
French sisters destroy another Lamborghini
Usually when we read about a crashed Lamborghini, there is some gold chain wearing guy who is deep into his mid-life crisis and yet here we are with yet another story of two ladies in a Raging Bull that has come to a sad end. This time, the victim is a LP550-2 Balboni that was carrying a pair of sisters on the road from Vienna to Lyons, along the banks of the Rhone. The car hit a Renault minivan before leaving the road and crashing into a greenhouse. In a strange twist, the ladies fled the scene, and a short time later a man arrived and told police he was the driver. Naturally, the Gendarmes have opened an investigation and are hoping to learn the identity of the real driver soon.
Another Ferrari FF burns to the ground, this time in Poland
When any car manufacturer has a fire issue with one of their products, it is concerning to everyone. When it happens to a niche manufacturer that produces sex on wheels, that concern is tripled thanks to legions of fans who snap cellphone pics and upload them to the web. Of course rarely do most automotive fire concerns amount to anything more than a faint smell of crispy wiring. Ferrari will build just 800 of the luxury four seaters a year and yet three of them have already burned to the ground in spectacular fashion. The latest Ted Reader Edition FF was spotted on Poland’s A4 highway on Sunday. Despite the best attempts of firefighters, the exotic materials used in the construction of the FF burnt like a greasy cheeseburger. You can see video of the rather spectacular fire here.
A near miss for a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport
During a demonstration run at the Prescott Hill Climb in the UK, a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport finds the limit of his open air supercar in the best way possible: on a closed course, with lots of spectators just waiting to embarrass him on the Internet! Powered by an 8.6 litre, 16-cylinder engine that sends 1,001 horsepower to all four wheels, the Veyron is said to have a top speed of a hair under 410 km/h. With all of that muscle on tap, it is fair to say that a gentle touch on the gas pedal is required to prevent what you will see in the video below.