Lamborghini Crashes On Race Track For Once, Not On Roads

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It's a miracle. We've found a Lamborghini that hasn't crashed after reckless driving on the roads or after having rocks thrown at it. This one was being driven hard and fast on track and the driver just lost it. Good for him.

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The crash happened during a track day and was filmed on a GoPro (what else?) in a C5 Corvette. On a long left-hander, it looks like the Gallardo, a Super Trofeo Stradale, loses the rear end and just crashes into the inside wall.

While it is super sad to see a Lambo in such a sorry state, it's good to actually see a Super Trofeo Stradale hitting the race track and not crashing after some teenager decided to go way too fast on a side street in a crowded city.

(Hat Tip to Matt!)

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Having finally driven a Gallardo, I can take a wild guess as to what happened. In a word, that car's transmission sucks. Specifically, when in sport mode, it is an extremely violent, ass-shaking shifter. Shift at the wrong point in a turn and you will lose the back-end. I had it step out on me mid-turn (I left it in automatic mode, eh what can I say I expected a $300,000 car to know better when to shift, and it didn't). When I was behind the wheel of someone else's Lambo it was a real pucker moment.

I, too, will give props to the owner for taking it to the track, especially because (IMHO of course) it's really not a very good track car. Once they put in a proper dual-clutch it'll be decent.