Lamborghini’s latest supercar, the Aventador, is a 700 horsepower, all-wheel-drive, carbon-fiber-monocoque
tribute to speed and exclusivity. Only 4000 will be built throughout the car’s production lifespan, and each will sell for just under $394,000 (in the U.S. anyway).
As Wrecked Exotics
reports, the total worldwide population of Lamborghini Aventadors was recently decreased by one, at least temporarily, after a New Zealand owner had an up-close-and-personal run-in with a fence and a cow pasture.
While details are lacking, the Aventador
driver was traveling with a group of Ferraris when he lost control of his car somewhere north of 100 mph. The Lamborghini took out a pasture fence and plowed some 300 feet of meadow before coming to a stop.
We doubt the car is total loss, but you can’t exactly take an Aventador down to your local body shop for repairs. Lamborghini has a crew of technicians trained in the repair of its carbon composite materials, so step one is flying in an expert to examine the car.
If extensive repairs are needed, Lamborghini will likely ship the car to its research center
, shared with Boeing and the University of Washington, in Washington state. We can’t imagine the cost of shipping an Aventador halfway around the world for repairs, but that’s what insurance is for.
Sunday’s Aventador crash wasn’t the only bad news of the weekend, since we already told you about the first crash of a Type 991 Porsche 911
. No matter what you drive, let’s be careful out there.