Authorities released surveillance footage showing bits of the illegal drag race that went down in Beijing last month, leading to a Lamborghini and a Ferrari getting completely wrecked.
The Fast and Furious-like antics made headlines last month when one of the drivers, surnamed Tang, totaled his 650,000 USD green Lamborghini after colliding with a Ferrari in the Datun Road Tunnel in Chaoyang district. A woman passenger in the Lamborghini, surnamed Xu, was hospitalized for a fractured lumbar vertebra.
At first, 21-year-old Tang denied racing with the Ferrari and claimed that he was only driving at about 100 km/h. The surveillance video, however, shows that the two cars started from the same location and raced at around 180 to 215 km/h.
The other driver, surnamed Yu, borrowed the Ferrari from his friend, who apparently has a record of more than 10 driving offenses. The two suspects, both unemployed, have been detained.
By Sharon Choi