It’s very rare that you see The Stig lose control of a car, let alone one with the sheer power of a Lamborghini. If we’ve come to know anything about Top Gear’s tame racing driver, it’s that he rarely makes any mistakes when it he sits behind the wheel of any car.
But the improbable happened in a recent episode of Top Gear. Not only did he spin out on a car, he did it on one of the rarest exotics in the world, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento.
People eventually found out that the world was round and now, we also found out that The Stig is human after all.
The Stig spinning out rarely happens. In fact, before doing it on the Sesto Elemento, the only time the masked driver did it was with a Koenigsegg CCX some years back, an episode that infamously led to the Swedish automaker installing a rear wing to add downforce to the CCX.
In this case, downforce wasn’t the issue that resulted in the Sesto Elemento spinning off the track. A high-speed left turn just caused The Stig to lose control, sending the ultra-limited Lambo into the grass, damaging the underside.
It’s tough seeing The Stig lose control of a car like the Sesto Elemento. It’s like watching Jay-Z mix up his lyrics during a live concert.
But even the best fall down sometimes and we’ve no doubts that The Stig can bounce back from this like nothing ever happened.
Click past the jump to read about the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
As one of the rarest Lamborghinis to have ever been built, the Sesto Elemento was really ahead of its time in terms of design and performance.
People forget that before the Aventador came into the picture, the Sesto Elemento was considered as the pinnacle of Lamborghini engineering, highlighted by a V-10 engine that produced 570 horsepower and had an astounding power-to-weight ratio of just 1.75 kg (3.3 pounds) per horsepower.
These figures allowed the Sesto Elemento to hit 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds to go with a top speed of 186 mph.
Even the price - $2.8 million - for the Sesto Elemento was astounding for its time, a tribute to the car itself and to Lamborghini’s capabilities in producing some pretty sick machines.