Driving on sub-standard weather conditions is always a recipe for disaster, and while most of us with as much as a grain of common sense would slow down and put safety and security first, others are still bent on throwing all caution out the window.

Rare QVale Mangusta crashes in the Big Easy
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Unfortunately, the prevailing result of this almost always ends up being a car crash, and if you’re behind the wheel of what is probably one of the rarest production cars in the world, then it makes it doubly hard to digest.
The owner of this ultra-rare 2001 QVale Mangusta had one thing to do: park his car under a shelter. While most of the surrounding cars were doing the same after a torrential downpour fell on New Orleans, the owner of the Mangusta decided he could outrun the storm but ended up spinning his car out of control, narrowly missing an unsuspecting Honda before crashing into a metal guardrail.

Rare QVale Mangusta crashes in the Big Easy
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If you don’t know what a QVale Mangusta is, only 300 of these cars were produced back in the turn of the millennium with only 200 making it to US soil. The car, which was designed by no less than the architect behind the Lamborghini Countach and Diablo, Marcello Gandhini, came with a 5.3-liter V8 engine with a supercharged with well over 600 horsepower. Fortunately, the driver of the car escaped the crash unscathed although the same can’t be said for the Mangusta, which had its front hood and bumper completely mangled. We don’t know if he can even have that fixed considering the rarity of his ride, but it should give him a valuable lesson next time: you can’t outrun Mother Nature.

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Source: Wrecked Exotics

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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  (1332) posted on 02.10.2010

Well he can get it fixed alright, but not from someone who knows the car inside and out. Even if he does get the people who made this fix it for him, it will be expensive and it will take time. It must be really rare cause I absolutely have no idea on what a Mangusta is.

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