A few days ago, we featured a pretty unnerving crash of an Underground Racing-tuned Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera doing a standing-mile run at the Texas Mile. While the previous video didn’t capture the crash itself, this new one does – clearly.

During a standing-mile run with the car that was running at 240 mph and supposedly came with 1,500 horsepower to 1,900 horsepower, strong crosswinds caused the Gallardo Superleggera to veer off-track after deploying its parachute, sending it straight into a patch of grass and into a pretty big demarcation. The resulting collision caused the supercar to go airborne and flip over multiple times before crashing into a heap.

Miraculously, the man behind the wheel of the tuned-up supercar, Richard Holt, not only survived the crash but, thanks in large part to all the safety features in the car, managed to walk out of the unbelievable crash with his limbs intact and only minor injuries.

Check out the video to see how the Gallardo Superleggera went from an awesome car to a disturbing piece of twisted metal in a matter of seconds.

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Source: You Tube

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2 comments:

  (206) posted on 10.30.2010

Also, it is sad that he only hit 240mph. He had 1900+rwhp. The 1700rwhp Heffner Ford GT hit 267mph.

  (206) posted on 10.28.2010

Guys, it’s not a quarter mile run, it is the standing mile. Yep, 4 times as long as you said. He reached 240mph.

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