Skip to comments.YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG. VALET CRASHES $400,000 LAMBORGHINI WHILE PARKING IN MONACO
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 thats 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 didnt 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 wont cost more than the price of a new Kia Forte.
Video at site.
Owner probably shrugged it off and bought a new one.
Oh, the carmanity.
This is a felony, punishable by being forced to drive a GM car for life.
What - no 5 MPH bumpers?
Was it insured?
I learned a long time ago to avoid valet. The hotel refused to take any responsibility.
Who cares? The owner probably spend that much on dining and gambling.
So how much do you tip the valet for parking your $400,000 car?
I’m trying to imagine parallel parking a car with a 700 hp engine.
“Was it insured?”
Question is, was the VALET SERVICE insured?
The Toyota should have apologized for getting in the Lambo’s way.
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.
Not a very sturdy car if it can’t take a little bump without breaking apart.
It doesn’t seem badly damaged. The front fender and headlight.
Only $30,000 and it will seem like new.
A big ol’ lift kit, some monster mudders, and brush guards and that thing would rock!
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.
My brother’s Shelby GT has 900 hp. It’s kinda like parallel parking the Space Shuttle. :)
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.
That is coming out of his paycheck over the next 20,000 years
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.
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.
It's not bad enough to go to that much trouble.
The most notable bit acting parts in movie history, lol.
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