Courtesy of reader Snoggeramus from Australia, we learn of a car test drive that was . . . well . . . testing in the extreme!
A prized $400,000 Lamborghini was left a mangled mess after a test drive through the city went horribly wrong.
The prospective buyer was behind the wheel of the white Lamborghini Gallardo when he lost control of the vehicle, hitting a barrier on the Macquarie St entry to the Cahill Expressway about 9am yesterday.
Lamborghini Sydney salesman Ian Watts, who was in the passenger seat at the time, had the nerve-racking job of calling his boss and telling him about the damage caused to the luxury vehicle.
The front of the car was a complete wreck, with the impact ripping the front right-hand wheel from its axle and the bonnet from its hinges.
Lamborghini Sydney managing director Andrew Smith said that, luckily, the car was insured.
He said the customer was not speeding at the time of the incident, and would not be required to pay any damages.
There's more at the link.
I'm amazed that an insurance company would be willing to insure a car like that in the hands of a test driver who might not even want to buy it (or be able to afford it, for that matter). After all, asking for a test drive is perhaps the only way most of us will ever get our hands on the wheel of a Lamborghini - and since it's not ours, why not open it up a bit?
I daresay Lamborghini Sydney's insurance premiums just went up a wee bit . . .