A Lamborghini Huracan was destroyed last weekend in one of the most confusing crashes ever caught on video.
We’ve seen a few amateur drivers make catastrophic mistakes when they were given more power than they knew how to handle. And the Lamborghini Huracan LP 640-4 Performante certainly counts as a very powerful car. It’s 5.2-L naturally aspirated V10 puts down 631 hp and launches it from 0-60 in just 2.9 seconds. For someone used to driving a Corolla, that jump in power could come as quite a surprise.
But the Huracan is filled with traction control and stability control modules designed to keep it steady, so even though the driver might have been surprised by the Huracan’s power, it should still be generally safe to drive in a straight line. Or so we thought.
A new video has proven that’s not always the case. It shows a driver in a grey Huracan taking off on a London side street and then somehow winding up sideways wrapped around a tree.
The video comes from YouTuber F1 YMS and was taken at the HR Owens Supercars Sunday Meet in London, England. You can tell based on all the yellow license plates, although the cries of “Oh #@$%!” are completely devoid of accent. There’s just one way to express disbelief at a $200,000 supercar reduced to scrap in less than 5 seconds.
Here’s how things went down. Two Lamborghinis are lined up on an empty street. One is parked by the curb, while the grey one seems to be itching to show off. So it engages launch control and shoots down the street while the camera stays behind the green Lambo.
We don’t get to see exactly what happened, but in less than 100 feet, the grey Huracan somehow manages to turn itself sideways and wrap itself around a tree. How? We don’t know. It was a bright sunny day, there was no debris on the road, and presumably a Huracan can travel in a straight line.
Our best assumption is the driver got spooked by something and decided that the best emergency stop possible was one where they wrote off their car via tree impact.
It’s a shame, but a fool and their expensive supercar are soon parted, as the saying goes.