A Lamborghini worth more than half a million dollars has been seriously damaged in an accident less than 20 minutes after it was purchased.
Our story of dismay takes place in West Yorkshire in the United Kingdom, where a brand-new Lamborghini Performante Spyder was stopped in the outside lane of the M1.
Valued at A$532,635, the V10-powered supercar was being taken for its very first drive by a new owner.
Police state the Lamborghini had stopped on the side of the road due to a mechanical fault, when it was hit from behind by a van.
According to reports, the driver of the van suffered head injuries, but both he and the Lamborghini owner are okay. Well, as okay as you can be, having had your brand-new supercar seemingly written off.
The damage to the rear of the Italian beast is extensive, and we’re very sceptical that even the best insurance company would be willing to repair it.
Such was the force of the impact, that the convertible’s roll-protection system deployed, and the entire left-rear suspension assembly appears to have been destroyed.
UK Police say the owner of the Lamborghini was ok, but "could have cried".
Powered by a 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10, the Performante produces 470kW and 670Nm. Having been purchased less than half an hour before the accident, we can forgive the new owner for shedding a tear or two.
It’s still not known if the Lamborghini was purchased new or second hand, but either way it’s a sad end to the very short life this owner had with his striking Italian machine.
How are you finding our new site design? Tell us in the comments below or send us your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get your monthly fix of news, reviews and stories on the greatest cars and minds in the automotive world.
Caterham to unveil fully electric Seven in 2023
First EV from British sportscar brand will cement its future viability
Toyota Fortuner to feature diesel/hybrid power in 2022
Off-roader SUV’s new powertrain could also feature in future HiLux models
Suzuki Jimny ‘Long’ set for 2022 launch
Two more doors and turbo-power rumoured for elongated compact SUV