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The most expensive (and idiotic) car crash in Hungarian history

A Gallardo, a Porsche and probably a stash of drugs involved

30/07/2013 07:11 | Comments: 


Self-appointed race-driver (whenever he gets a chance), avid car sports- and sports car-lover, manager of the mother site’s blog, Belsőség, he can always be found in the middle of the noisiest gathering. Steve has had a long-running habit of remodelling his facial hair bi-weekly. A Slovakian citizen but of Hungarian nationality, he lives in Budapest now. Has a wife, two small children and a dog.

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It happened some time ago but even today the story is typical for the East-European businessmen who got rich a bit too quickly.

How to burn a zillion euros (but at least 500,000) in a second?

Take two rich monkeys. One of them had previously been arrested for drug issues and was known across the town for his ridiculous driving style and illegal stakes. The other was a young challenger with his brand new car, owner of two night clubs, with some debts.

Of course both of them were absolutely sure about their driving skills, because nothing had happened until then. But their guardian angels had enough of work...

The next thing you need is an empty highway-passage on a quiet autumn night and the race is on.

Oh, and what was the stake? 11 million Hungarian forints (approx. 38,000 euros). That was a 7 years' average salary back then, so no easy money for a worker. The money was in the orange Lamborghini Gallardo. Yes, it burned down completely when the car hit the guardrails at 300 kph with its back, went off road having lost three wheels, with torn suspensions and caught fire.

On its way to the scrapyard the Lambo took the Techart 997 Turbo with it and set it on fire too.

The rapid engagement of the rescue team saved the lives of those two race drivers, but a near 1000 horses died there, in the middle of the night.

Maybe it's not a bad idea to force sports car manufacturers and legislatives to include a mandatory driver's training for everyone who owns a car of this kind.

Or is it better to leave this kind of selection to Mother Nature?

P.S.: The word on the street is that it was only a high-speed drug delivery fail, not a night race for money. The money was the payment for the stuff.

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