Remarkably, the driver walked away with only minor injuries.
Once again, we’ve found ourselves mourning the loss of a Lamborghini Huracan wrecked by a driver who seemingly doesn’t have the skills to tame the supercar at the limit. The accident happened near a shopping mall at Gallows Road and International Drive in Tysons Corner, North Virginia, which is hardly an ideal place to test a supercar’s potential. Inevitably, the driver lost control and slammed into a concrete pole.
As you can see from photos posted by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department on Twitter, the impact was so severe that the Huracan split in half. According to the Tweet, the back of the car containing the engine bay burst into flames, but the fire was quickly extinguished by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. Remarkably, the driver walked away from the wreckage, suffering minor injuries that were treated at the scene. How fast they were driving isn’t known, but they must have been flooring it to cause the car to split cleanly in half on impact. It’s fortunate that nobody else was injured in the accident, because the area is normally bustling with traffic and pedestrians.
Luckily, the accident happened in the early hours of the morning when traffic would have been sparse. Lamborghinis have a habit of breaking in half during high-speed crashes, but it’s a very deliberate safety feature of modern mid-engined supercars that protect occupants in the event of a major collision by transferring energy away from the passenger compartment. When the engine is attached to the car, the Huracan’s V10 engine develops 601 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque, enabling the $200,000 supercar to rocket from 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds before topping out at 202 mph.