We all know that one of the few reasons a chicken crosses the road is to get to the other side. However, more often than not, it’s a dog, duck, or even a cat that scurries across that same road to reach its destination. In this instance, the animal in question just so happens to be a furry little squirrel and his reason to get to the other side is far more death-defying.

During the Ultimate Lamborghini Experience 4 in California, a squirrel was taking his chances crossing the road when a Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV driving at over 100 mph zoomed down and just missed the furry critter. The squirrel was smart enough to slow down and let the Lamborghini pass right over it, but unfortunately, it wasn’t quick enough to tuck its tail in. Other than a shorter tail, the squirrel scurried away from the incident unharmed, but probably quite shaken.

Reminder: The Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV is powered by a 6.5 liter V12 engine that produces 670 HP. This power allows the vehicle to make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 212 mph.


Alina Moore
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  (569) posted on 08.26.2011

With the awesome figure performance of the car, I thought the squirrel would be left dead on the track. Its seems that the luck is still on his side.

  (594) posted on 08.26.2011

What a lucky squirrel! This hairy creature is almost on his tragic end. I wonder if his animal instinct have save him?

  (613) posted on 08.2.2011

I have watched the video thrice just to check on how this little creature escaped the speedy tyre of this vehicle. It seems that this track needs to put more barriers so that animals like the squirrel will be safe.

  (501) posted on 08.2.2011

There are cars that were inspired based on a fastest animal like the Cheetah. Well, I guess the Lamborghini were given the same idea.. what if they make a production making the squirrel as an inspiration!hehe

  (142) posted on 07.9.2011

To Prove it has nuts!

  (397) posted on 07.6.2011

Imagine if this one ended up in the wrong way, say the squirrel actually gets splattered by the Lamborghini. The fags from PETA would probably be screaming their longs out against all supercars.

  (441) posted on 07.6.2011

haha! That Squirrel is really a wonder after all. Imagine, he/she managed to dodge a Lamborghini that runs almost 100mph? That’s incredible and specifically impressive.

  (399) posted on 07.5.2011

Well, I would say that both are definitely fast, the Lamborghini in terms of speed and the squirrel in terms of if wits. But imagine if that one didn’t turn out right.

  (52) posted on 07.4.2011

not only the squirrel is smart, it proves that LP670-4 is a fast beast too....lol

  (448) posted on 07.4.2011

I would say that that squirrel is one brave critter, and very intelligent too. He actually stopped before the Lamborghini got him, very nice one indeed.

  (858) posted on 07.4.2011

Well, I guess we can include this as a story of survival! Its unbelievable to see that even a furry creature like a squirrel thinks an strategy to pass right over a car that has a boost speed of 100 mph. I can’t imagine on what will happen if the squirrel is not lucky enough to survive.

  (474) posted on 07.4.2011

I have raped the replay button just not to missed on how the squirrel crossed the race track safely! It’s almost an inch away from the smoky wheel of 12C! Well, I guess that’s what you called animal instinct!

  (488) posted on 07.4.2011

I would say that is one lucky squirrel, he nearly got splattered by a raging bull. But good thing that he seems to be smart enough to actually sop and just let the car pass.

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