Watch this guy destroy his Aston Martin Rapide

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Surfboard designer Roberto Ricci can afford a $210,000 Aston Martin Rapide luxury sedan. Unfortunately, there was no money left over for sense, driving skill, or an attitude adjustment.

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At first he's driving around carelessly, showing off, pretending to be cool while wearing a hideously ugly shirt. Basically, being a middle-aged Italian male. And then comes the crash.

It's natural to try and laugh off an accident, but the utter carelessness is appalling, especially when we find out why he crashed. Ricci disengaged the electronic stability control (or "no control on the back wheels" button as he calls it). He's so gas-happy that, without it, a crash was only inevitable.

He later jokes that he shouldn't have one of those buttons on his next car. Maybe he just shouldn't get a next car.

(Hat tip to Mirko!)

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"I hit the wrong button! In the middle of an off-ramp on a bright sunny day I felt the need to turn on my headlamp de-fogger (or heated mirrors?) and accidentally turned off the traction control. It's the button right next to the de-fogger! Who put that there? Coulda happened to anybody."

This is the same guy who was quoted earlier as saying, "You don't understand, officer! I was trying to help the sheep over the fence when all of a sudden my pants fell down... Coulda happened to anybody."

(Can you really turn off the traction control while the car is in gear? I would think that was locked out.)