Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Underground Racing Twin Turbo Gallardo Crashes At 200+MPH

Okay everyone, allow me to apologize for posting Lamborghini content for two consecutive days!

However, this video is definitely worth watching - especially if you want to see a Gallardo getting completely wrecked! (The post title pretty much speaks for itself)

So here's the story:

The Texas Mile had scary moment last weekend when a twin-turbocharged Lamborghini Gallardo built by Underground Racing left the track at well over 100 mph. Driver Richard Holt was attempting to pilot the machine to a new standing mile world record, though once his parachute opened to slow the car, the Lamborghini veered off of the course, clipped a small wall and catapulted end over end. Miraculously, Holt walked away from the incident after being cut free from the wreckage by rescue workers. He was later observed at a local hospital before being released.

Reports peg the modified Gallardo as packing somewhere between 1,500 and 1,900 horsepower. Holt actually passed the mile marker at 235 mph and it's suggested that a crosswind is to blame for the sudden change of direction upon the chute's deployment. Accidents like this one underscore the value of conducting high-speed runs in authorized locations with plenty of rescue workers on hand. Hit the jump to watch a video of the entire run.


15 comments:

  1. wow, there goes a great car down the drain

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  2. Holy crap, that thing got WRECKED.

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  3. Holy ! That's such a shame! I can't imagine those tests being worth it if that happens :P

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  4. It kinda reminded me of the economy.

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  5. They just seem to love wrecking these amazing cars. And to think of what most of us would be willing to do just to drive one!

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  6. fullowin 'n' suppin :)

    wtfiniggagun

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  7. oh my god, i want this car! i am sorry for the owner..:)

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  8. I like the car, but it doesn't need to be that fast.

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  9. Jesus thats fast! thats from my house to L.A. in one hour! OMG! It usually takes me like 3-4

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  10. That was insane, I feel bad for the driver. I would kill for a car like that.

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  11. WOW! i cant believe he just crashed that

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