That's not going to buff out.
We've all had rough days on the job, but few people have made a bigger mess of things than an unnamed valet in Perth (Australia) who crashed an Aventador Ultimae Roadster into an Ultimae Coupe. The shaky video and blurry screenshots below do nothing to hide the valet's obvious trauma.
We've all heard horror valet stories before, but Australian valets seem to be particularly sucky at their job. In 2018, a valet driver in Sydney parked a Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet underneath a Subaru. While that particular accident was expensive, it pales in comparison to damaging two limited-edition V12 Aventadors. The fact that these Aventadors were rented by the poster of the Instagram video, Craig Jones, doesn't make it any less painful.
The Ultimaes in question are the final Aventador models before the all-new big-boy Lamborghini arrives in a few weeks. Only 350 coupes and 250 roadsters were built, and Lambo sold every last unit a month after the 769-horsepower beast was unveiled. When new, owners had to pay roughly $500k before options, and the final Ultimae sold for $1.6 million.
So, what happened? If you look at the video above, the situation seems even more ridiculous. The parking lot looks empty, and a purple Ultimae coupe is pretty hard not to notice.
What we have here is the perfect example of why special licenses for high-powered cars are a brilliant idea. The unnamed driver was driving the roadster and seemingly wanted to park it next to or behind the coupe. Unfortunately, he got the pedals mixed up and stomped on the gas instead of the brake.
The Aventador is an old-school supercar that does not suffer fools. If you stomp on the gas, it charges forward with the ferocity of a Spanish fighting bull chasing people down the streets of Pamplona.
Obviously, the bill for the damage is going to be high as there may be some damage to the coupe's exhaust system and the roadster's suspension. The coupe's carbon fiber diffusers are no longer providing downforce. The roadster suffered the brunt of the damage. The nose is crushed, and both front wheels are damaged beyond repair. That likely means damage to the permanent four-wheel-drive system.
We kind of feel bad for the driver. He laughs and smiles in the video but is obviously in shock. Perhaps the hotel, which looks relatively upmarket, should have trained him better for the slew of valuable machines that come through there daily.
Out of interest, we had a look at what Ultimaes go for these days. There are various examples for sale, and you're looking at a minimum of $800,000 up to $1.3 million.
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