Illegal supercar street racing is a relatively recent phenomenon in China, yet there are already a few known hotspots for the activity. One of these is the Datun Lu tunnel, near Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing. This was the sight of what looks to have been a pretty violent crash involving a Ferrari 458 Spider and a Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, although thankfully no one was seriously injured.

The tunnel is apparently used frequently for this sort of thing because it’s virtually deserted late at night, is well lit and is new enough that the pavement is nice and smooth. The participants were members of the local Sport Car Club (SCC), and friends of the two drivers were on the scene immediately to offer help. The whole thing started when the Ferrari hit the wall on its way into the tunnel and spun out. The Lamborghini was right behind and when it swerved to avoid the Ferrari, it hit the barrier instead. Police are working out who owns the cars, who was in them and whether or not they were actually speeding at the time, or if it just looks that way from the wreckage.

Continue reading to learn more about the crash.

Why it matters

Whether here, in China or anywhere else, street racing is stupid. Even if the streets appear deserted, there’s never any guarantee of that displays like this give responsible supercar owners a bad name, and we hate to see that.

Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera

2007 Lamborghini Gallardo "Superleggera"
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Ferrari 458 Spider

2012 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review here.

Source: carnewschina

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