Rental car business is not for the faint of heart, especially if it has some fancy Italian supercars in its fleet. Though quite lucrative, it can also be a double whammy if an idiot decides to rent out a Lamborghini Gallardo and then crashes it. It gets even worse for the rental, if that idiot abandons the $165,000 (used car price) Italian work of art in the middle of a busy highway at night.
This is what happened to a car rental service based in Dallas, Texas. The guy seemingly hit a concretised barrier wall and then decided to abandon this beauty and leave it for dead. What a heartless moron! The battered supercar was towed away and according to the exotic car rental, the yellow Lambo is a total goner. The cost of renting out a Gallardo such as this, is around $1200-$1400 per night! Roughly translated, that is between 75,000 to 88,000 INR. Just for your information, the LP550-2 is a more hardcore version of the regular Gallardo. And as the name might hint, this Gallardo is rear-wheel drive only, unlike its 4-wheel drive sibling. Its muscular 5.2-litre V10 heart pumps out almost 550 horsepower and 540 Nm of raging torque. All this means, that you can get the LP550-2 from nought to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds and the top speed is just north of 315 km/h. The standard LP550-2 has cogs that are shifted manually through a 6-speed transmission. Of course, you could opt for paddles behind the steering wheel if you like spending even more on options.
Anyway, we have attached a video of this bruised Gallardo, below. Let us know what you think of the uncouth behaviour of this driver and of course, your thoughts on the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2.