27 October 2010 - 10:00
1500kW Lambo crashes at 100mph
A man has walked away unharmed after a highly modified Lamborghini Gallardo crashed at over 160km/h in Texas.
Richard Holt was piloting an astonishing 1500kW twin-turbo Gallardo prepared by Underground Racing when he hit the brakes, deployed the parachute and attempted to stop.
However, crosswinds unsettled the supercar, and it clipped a wall off the edge of the runway, launching the two-door exotic into a violent barrel roll.
Holt, who had just hit a staggering 375km/h before the crash, walked away virtually unharmed. He was flown to the nearest hospital with no major injuries, but light bruising.
A member of the racing team said: "it is nothing short of a miracle, considering the magnitude of the accident."
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That's what happens when grlorified boy racers play at racing, all these guys do is put turbos on everything, adding power to a car is nearly the easiest modification. Maybe next time they'll do a bit of aerodynamics homework.
Ya can tell it's turbocharged to buggery, because it takes so long for it to get wound-up at the start.
He was doing about 350k when he lost it! what was with the parachute anyway-binned it in a strait line,knob!!..
pretty cool, i was waiting for it to catch fire as Lamborghini's do.