Lamborghini Huracan rear-ends Ferrari 458 Italia in Vancouver

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 23, 2016

Two supercars were found to have been involved in a collision in the Massey Tunnel in Vancouver, Canada. The accident, which occurred last week, involved a Lamborghini Huracan colliding with a Ferrari 458 Italia.

According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the front of the red Huracan bumped the rear portion of the blue Ferrari 458 Italia. While the front of the former and the rear end of the latter were indeed damaged, the authorities revealed that the damages appeared to be repairable and thus had the possibility of being written off.

It appears that the experience could have played an important role as the RCMP said that the persons behind the wheel of these two supercars were young men and both in their 20s. The police said further that the two drivers were likely inexperienced as one of them even only carried a novice driving license. Following the accident, both vehicles were towed with the driver of the Huracan to be charged with a traffic violation, specifically for following too closely the 458 Italia in front.

Sgt. Lorne Lecker, in an interview with CTV News, made sure to comment that speed did not play a role in the accident. He admitted though that the urge to make full use of the speed is indeed tempting. Given that these kinds of vehicles are able to deliver excellent power, many drivers typically give in to fully using that power, he added. Doing so especially on these roads is truly dangerous, Sgt. Lecker said further.

The Huracan from Lamborghini was created to serve as the replacement for the Gallardo. This, despite the fact that the Gallardo is not only the brand's most produced car, but also the top seller as well. While the Huracan was officially unveiled in March 2014 during the Geneva Auto Show, it was released by the second quarter of that same year. It was later named by Top Gear as "Supercar of the Year 2014". The actual name is Huracan LP 610-4 which refers to the 610 hp and the fact that it utilizes a 4-wheel drive.

Powering the Huracan is the naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine, the same engine that powers the Gallardo. For the Huracan, it has been specifically tuned to deliver an output of 602 hp (449 kW/610 PS). This engine has the best of three worlds which is that it is mid-engined, makes use of a multi-point fuel injection and even has direct fuel injection. There is even a start-stop system to enhance the efficiency.

Meanwhile the 458 Italia was created by Ferrari to serve as the replacement for the F430. This model made its official debut during the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009. In 2012, Ferrari came out with the 458 Italia Special Edition in celebration of its 20 years of being in China. Only 20 units were made though. The 4458 Italia is powered by the same V8 engine that is in the Ferrari/Maserati F136 engine range. Output is at 570 hp (425 kW/578 PS) with a peak torque of 398 lb.-ft. (540 Nm). It is a mid-engine and includes direct fuel injection, the first for Ferrari. However this model was later replaced by the 488.

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