If you are going to photograph a sports car and need to move it into place, try not to do it yourself. Having a professional driver who knows how to drive a supercar is super important. Lancashire Evening Post recently reported this incident where a driver, actually the photographer designated for the shoot, tried his hands at moving a super car into positon. He crashed it straight into the showroom the Amari Supercars in Preston.
It was a bright orange Lamborghini Aventador, with a minimum price-tag of £260,000. What he did not factor in was that the car goes from 0 to 62 mph in a mere 3.4 seconds. That’s exactly where he lost the plot. Eyewitnesses at the time of the incident reported that the car suddenly surged forward and hit the showroom glass entrance. It ploughed into at least two other parked super cars inside the showroom. The Aventador appeared to be in bad shape.
And if it that wasn’t enough, both the other cars are presumed to be Ferraris. At the time of the incident there was another extremely pricey car parked inside the showroom. It was a 1981 521BBi Boxer, with a price-tag of £274,995. Things, thus, could have been much worse.
Saba Syed, director of Amari was contacted by the paper. She mentioned the incident to be a ‘minor’ one. She declined to make further comments on it, but stated that the facts are not entirely correct.
As for the driver / photographer, he rode an ambulance to the hospital with his face buried in his hands. One do not have to be psychic to read his mind and what’s going on inside. It’s that unmistakable sinking feeling.