A Fast & Furious wannabe destroyed his 650,000 USD sports car after colliding with the Ferrari he was drag racing against in a Beijing tunnel.
According to witnesses, the Lamborghini veered off the road at high speed, bulldozing the guardrail before razing an entire section of the tunnel wall, as its driver lost control while attempting an ambitious overtaking maneuver.
The incident occurred at around 10:00 p.m. on Saturday inside the Datun Road Tunnel, near the National Stadium—a notorious haven for hoons in Beijing, who have so far eluded apprehension by police.
Photos of the aftermath show the carnage caused by the speeding vehicles, which we suspect were neglecting to observe the 60 km/h speed limit in the area.
Despite the damage to the cars, the passengers can count themselves lucky to have escaped serious harm, as only one passenger from the Lamborghini was reported as injured.
The savage destruction of luxury vehicles in China seems to be a regular occurrence these days. Late last year, a Lamborghini driver in Nanning somehow managed to hoist a Mercedes onto its roof, while a Ferrari driver in Guangdong miraculously walked away after severing a tree in half last month.
While they are unlikely to be proud of their efforts, the driver responsible for this smash at least managed to get out of the dealership before destroying his flashy car, and had more wit than to be caught flashing peace signs for police while drunk at the scene of the crime—unlike this Jinan driver who chose the wrong time to pose for a new QQ profile picture.
Perhaps it is the arrival of the Formula 1 tour in town recently which has inspired some serious lunacy around fast cars. On Friday, an optimistic track-invader sprinted in front of speeding F1 vehicles as he ran into the pit lane looking to take one for a spin at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.
By Liam Bourke