Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster raced and crashed in London, damaging two other cars

Article by Christian A., on December 16, 2016

If you own a Lamborghini Aventador SV (Super Veloce) Roadster, you wouldn’t want to crash it. However, things do happen and if one is unlucky (more likely not careful) enough, he or she could send his or her Aventador SV Roadster crashing.

A driver – reportedly a young man in his early 20s – was recently able to damage his Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster in Park Lane, London after engaging in a street race against another car, which could be a Bentley Continental GT V8 judging from the appearance of its interior. The Aventador SV Roadster in topic is finished in matte black, making it looked like Batman’s heroic ride, the Batmobile. Interestingly, this Aventador SV Roadster is fitted with a personalized number plate “The 84T” (The Bat).

As for the race and the accident, these were recorded by the occupants of the Continental GT V8. Initially, the Continental GT V8 was just lazily cruising through central London until it came to a halt before a traffic light, where the Aventador SV Roadster was already stopped. It took no words between the drivers of the two sporty cars to start a street race as soon as the traffic light shifted from red to green – after all, both were driving extraordinary cars with terrific powers. The next thing that happened was like a scene from The Fast and the Furious film franchise (Fast & Furious 6 in particular). If we could remember, there was also a thrilling chase scene in London.

Compared against each other, the Continental GT V8 doesn’t stand a chance against the Aventador SV Roadster both in sprint and longer distance races. The V8 engine in the Bentley Continental GT is able to delivers 500 hp of output and 660 Nm (487 lb.ft.) of torque available from 1,700 to 5,000 rpm. It could sprint from zero to 100 km/h in less than five seconds and has a top speed of over 290km/h (180mph). Meanwhile the Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster is powered by a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine that could provide 740 hp of output and 690 Nm (507 lb.-ft.) of torque available at 5,500 rpm. It could accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of more than 350 km/h (217 mph).

Based on these numbers, it was really expected that the Aventador SV Roadster would get ahead of the Continental GT V8. But maybe due to the poor clutch work of the driver of the Aventador SV Roadster, the Continental GT V8 was able to get ahead until the next red traffic light. As soon as the traffic light turned green, both vehicles resumed their little street race.

Again, it seemed that the Aventador SV Roadster driver was not so sure about working his clutches, allowing its rival to zoom ahead at the get go. But thanks to the innate speed and prowess of the Aventador SV Roadster, it was able to leave its opponent on the dust. The next thing the young Aventador SV Roadster driver knew, he was speeding onto another traffic light, where a couple of cars were already at a halt. Call him a douche-bag or what for failing to decelerate and stop even though a lot of space was still ahead of him.

The result? The Aventador SV Roadster driver became an instant champion of on-the-road stupidity, crashing into two of the cars -- Vauxhall Astra and Mercedes-Benz S Class – waiting at the traffic light. The crash caused some serious damage to the poor Aventador SV Roadster, but maybe not serious enough to be called as un-repairable. Damaged parts include the sport roadster’s front bumper and hood as well as quarter panels. Oh, both front wheels were also damaged. Of course, the crash also left some damage on the rear ends of the Astra and the S Class. Thankfully, no one was hurt from the crash, according to the police report.

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