Two people were detained on suspicion of dangerous driving after a Fast and Furious-like drag race in Beijing led to the utter destruction of a Lamborghini and a Ferrari, authorities said yesterday.
The race went down on Saturday night in Chaoyang district’s Datun Road Tunnel. According to reports, the supercars were severely damaged when the green Lamborghini, traveling at 160 km/h, spun out of control and crashed against the tunnel wall at around 10:00 p.m.
The driver of the red Ferrari has now been identified as a 20-year-old man surnamed Yu from Changchun, Jilin province. The miserable suspect driving the 650,000 USD Lambo, now completely totaled, is a 21-year-old man surnamed Tang from Beijing. Tang was only slightly hurt in the crash, at least physically. Police added that both of the men are unemployed.
Images of the luxury cars’ torn-off pieces scattered across the tunnel went viral online on Sunday, which also happened to be the release day of the newest Fast and Furious installment in China.
“Socialism is so good that it allows unemployed people to drive supercars,” one web user wrote on Weibo, China’s most popular microblogging site.
“Check who their fathers are. If they’re businessmen, check their accounts. If they’re officials, check their corruption and bribes,” another user said.
According to witnesses, the two drivers belonged to the same car club but it’s unclear whether they owned the cars or rented them.
More than 10 motorcycles and several sports cars, some without license plates, have been found racing through the tunnel, and locals have long complained about drivers holding races at night.
Check out dash cam footage from just before the crash here: