Driving high-performance supercars during a "once-in-a-century" storm was never going to end well.
Severe rainstorms in New South Wales, Australia, have made driving conditions extremely treacherous. People are advised not to drive in the wild weather unless it's absolutely necessary. But this didn't stop these two supercar owners from taking a Porsche 911 Turbo and Lamborghini Aventador for a spin on the water-logged roads - with disastrous results. It takes skill and experience to tame a supercar at high speed in dry conditions, let alone during a raging storm.
According to The Daily Mail, the two supercars were rented for a wedding procession. The driver of the black Porsche 911 Turbo lost control in Greystanes and slammed into a stationary truck, dismembering the car's front-end and turning it into a mangled mess.
Photos show the extensive damage, and it's not a pretty sight. Just a few miles away from the 911 Turbo accident in Horsley Park, the driver of the Lamborghini Aventador also lost control and hit a tree. The impact was so severe that the tree was knocked down and the passenger door was ripped off.
Luckily, nobody was seriously injured in the supercar smashes, but the two male occupants in the 911 Turbo were taken to hospital. The 911 Turbo was also a total wreck and the Aventador also looks in bad shape.
Even if it can be saved, the repairs won't be cheap since a new Lamborghini Aventador S is worth over $400,000. Clearly, combining high-speed driving with heavy rain wasn't a good idea.
The extreme storms ravaging New South Wales have been described a "once-in-a-century event." State Emergency Service Commissioner Carlene York is warning people across the state to avoid driving at all costs: "Once it gets to that level your vehicle could float away... you cannot control what will happen. You are putting your life and that passengers at risk as well as my and other Emergency Services that will go out and respond to your call."