A driver showing off his £250,000 sports car to a crowd of admirers lost control and smashed into a tree and a brick wall. Spectators watched in
A driver showing off his £250,000 sports car to a crowd of admirers lost control and smashed into a tree and a brick wall.
Spectators watched in horror as the Huracan Performante spun out of control, mounted the curb and crashed into the tree, before sliding into a brick wall in west London.
It is believed the driver escaped unharmed after he slammed into the wall, obliterating his grey supercar, and he was later seen in tears.
The supercar received a lot of attention after a supercar event in Acton, west London on Sunday
It sped off quickly before the driver lost control and it started to veer towards the side of the road
The driver’s costly mistake happened after the HR Owen Supercar event in Acton in London which the car appeared at yesterday.
A spectator, who asked not to be named, heard the crash from a nearby street at around 13.30.
He said: ‘As soon as I heard it, I rushed over to where it happened.
‘I was worried anyone had been injured and went to check that all was okay or not.
‘The crowd was loving the cars making noise and driving away fast from the event, but everyone seemed shocked and sad to see the crash.
‘I did not see the driver leave the car, there was nobody in it by the time I had reached there.
It crashed straight into a tree and then into a brick wall, severely damaging the £250,000 supercar
The driver was later reportedly in tears after damaging the expensive Lamborghini after the event
The unnamed driver was not injured in the high speed crash and the watching crowd quickly ran to check on him
‘The drivers were not participating in drag races, they were just making some noises for the crowd and accelerating away fast.’
A video on Twitter shows the 640 horsepower supercar lining up next to an apple green Lamborghini on a residential street.
The driver then sped along the road, lined with cars, and lost control in a bid to dodge oncoming traffic.
The bonnet was crushed and the boot was completely obliterated after he slammed into a tree, which looks liked it prevented the car from flipping, before spinning into the wall.
Supercar fans caught the crash on their phones as they filmed the Lamborghini speed off
The Huracan Performante had to be lifted away by a recovery vehicle after the crash on Sunday afternoon
Spectators watched in shock as the mangled car, which is one of the world’s fastest production cars, was lifted onto a recovery vehicle.
The Huracan Performante goes from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 2.9 seconds and reaches 200 kilometres per hour in 8.9 seconds, with a top speed of 201mph.
The video was posted on Youtube by Supercars on the Streets and has already attracted nearly 200,000 views.
Event organisers HR Owen said: ‘We are concerned to hear about the accident which happened to the car on its way home after it had left the event.
‘HR Owen takes safety extremely seriously and puts in place every possible precaution, with the event itself on Sunday being fully risk assessed and coordinated with the police.’