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YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG. VALET CRASHES $400,000 LAMBORGHINI WHILE PARKING IN MONACO
Digital Trends ^ | May 9, 2014 | Peter Braun

Posted on 05/15/2014 10:58:24 AM PDT by nickcarraway

On might not normally think of valeting as being a particularly high-stress job. If you work at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco, though, you might find yourself trying to park balky and expensive supercars. And that can be a bit of a challenge, particularly when you are a bit, well, stupid.

In this video, we see a valet tasked with parking a very wide, twitchy, and expensive – $400,000 to be exact – Lamborghini Aventador. For a while, it was even going well. The intrepid valet managed to stutter and burble the nearly 700-horsepower monster into a space between two expensive cars. And that’s when he was struck with a fit of overconfidence.

Deciding to show off the Lambo and his amazing parking skills, our hero thought it might be a good idea to rev the motor. Unfortunately for everyone involved, he neglected to check if the mighty Lambo was in gear. What followed was the sort of physics lesson that could have been predicted by Issac Newton. Acceleration times mass over Toyota Rav4 equals sad Lambo and fired Valet.

Other than the crunched nose of the Lambo, that might be the saddest part of this whole video. Hitting a Rav4 is such an ignominious fate for a Lamborghini Aventador. It should have at least taken out a rival, like a Ferrari.

Fortunately, the valet didn’t have much room for a run up, so the only visible damage was to the carbon fiber panel at the front of the Aventador. And that should be a bargain to fix. Why, I bet it won’t cost more than the price of a new Kia Forte.


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KEYWORDS: lamborghini; monaco; murder

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1 posted on 05/15/2014 10:58:24 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Owner probably shrugged it off and bought a new one.


2 posted on 05/15/2014 11:00:26 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: nickcarraway

Oh, the carmanity.

This is a felony, punishable by being forced to drive a GM car for life.


3 posted on 05/15/2014 11:02:30 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: nickcarraway

What - no 5 MPH bumpers?


4 posted on 05/15/2014 11:08:24 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: 1rudeboy

Was it insured?


5 posted on 05/15/2014 11:08:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXEyb7LrUWc


6 posted on 05/15/2014 11:09:39 AM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: nickcarraway

I learned a long time ago to avoid valet. The hotel refused to take any responsibility.


7 posted on 05/15/2014 11:13:29 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: SeekAndFind

Who cares? The owner probably spend that much on dining and gambling.


8 posted on 05/15/2014 11:15:24 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: nickcarraway

Bookmark


9 posted on 05/15/2014 11:17:13 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: nickcarraway

So how much do you tip the valet for parking your $400,000 car?


10 posted on 05/15/2014 11:17:45 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

15%


11 posted on 05/15/2014 11:18:35 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: nickcarraway

Dear writer,
“valeting’? Really?
DI


12 posted on 05/15/2014 11:23:04 AM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: nickcarraway

bump


13 posted on 05/15/2014 11:23:12 AM PDT by USNA74
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To: nickcarraway

I’m trying to imagine parallel parking a car with a 700 hp engine.


14 posted on 05/15/2014 11:23:25 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Was it insured?”

Question is, was the VALET SERVICE insured?


15 posted on 05/15/2014 11:23:39 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: nickcarraway

The Toyota should have apologized for getting in the Lambo’s way.


16 posted on 05/15/2014 11:25:01 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: nickcarraway
A little Bondo followed by light sanding and buffing will take that right out :)
17 posted on 05/15/2014 11:26:34 AM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: nickcarraway

I friend of my daughter bought one of these obscenely expensive cars.

She said that he’s a great guy,doesn’t brag about his wealth.

She didn’t see the incongruity in that statement.

.


18 posted on 05/15/2014 11:28:50 AM PDT by Mears
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To: nickcarraway

Not a very sturdy car if it can’t take a little bump without breaking apart.


19 posted on 05/15/2014 11:28:52 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: 1rudeboy

It doesn’t seem badly damaged. The front fender and headlight.

Only $30,000 and it will seem like new.


20 posted on 05/15/2014 11:31:03 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: nickcarraway

A big ol’ lift kit, some monster mudders, and brush guards and that thing would rock!


21 posted on 05/15/2014 11:31:14 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Jonty30

Yeah, but if it’s carbon fiber it will need to be sent back to the factory. I suppose it’s not that big of a deal—Monaco is right around the corner from Italy, anyway.


22 posted on 05/15/2014 11:32:35 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: AZLiberty

My brother’s Shelby GT has 900 hp. It’s kinda like parallel parking the Space Shuttle. :)


23 posted on 05/15/2014 11:35:27 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: nickcarraway

Don't worry, I'm a professional
24 posted on 05/15/2014 11:36:06 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: nickcarraway

I had friends in highcool that got job canned for taking hot cars for joy rides instead of valet parking them. It was the 3-4 new miles on the odometers that tipped off the car owners.


25 posted on 05/15/2014 11:43:02 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

That is coming out of his paycheck over the next 20,000 years


26 posted on 05/15/2014 11:51:54 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: AZLiberty; Chode; SgtBob; nascarnation; tubebender; ican'tbelieveit
It's not the HP that makes those a PIA to drive, it's the VERY stiff clutch pedal and travel on the pedal. There IS NO in-between the clutch is ENGAGED or DISENGAGED. 911/930 Porsche are the same way.
27 posted on 05/15/2014 12:26:03 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

At least this valet is out prior to next weekends premier F1 race - The Monaco GP.

Expensive cars everywhere and every slip in the marina (even for a 16’ Boston Whaler) is $40,000 for the weekend.


28 posted on 05/15/2014 1:15:00 PM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: Mears

Excellent!


29 posted on 05/15/2014 1:27:52 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: nickcarraway

A 400,000 dollar car? No thanks. As much as I love cars, $400,000 is more than my house. I doubt I could get a mortgage for it.


30 posted on 05/15/2014 1:37:56 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: The Cajun
A little Bondo followed by light sanding and buffing will take that right out :)

It's not bad enough to go to that much trouble.


31 posted on 05/15/2014 2:44:36 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Organic Panic

The most notable bit acting parts in movie history, lol.


32 posted on 05/15/2014 2:47:56 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: mabarker1
what... no multistage clutch??? carbon fiber bodies crack like that?
33 posted on 05/15/2014 2:53:33 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: nickcarraway

Nice cah.


34 posted on 05/15/2014 2:56:12 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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