What could be worse than having your rare supercar destroyed by an inexperienced driver?
Well, probably the situation where he crashes your rare car into your other, equally rare supercar! A video that recently went viral on the internet shows a Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Roadster colliding with another Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Coupe at the Crown Casino in Perth, driven by the hotel's official parking services. Both limited edition Lamborghinis reportedly belong to virtual gaming billionaire Lawrence Escalante, who is known for sharing his luxurious lifestyle on various social media platforms. While we've seen workers and service staff at hotels, restaurants and car dealerships lose control of the four-wheeled beasts owned by millionaires and billionaires, wanting to feel their raw power when they get the chance, we believe this is a first of this kind.
The video was taken moments after the accident and was posted on Instagram. "Look at this guy," the man filming the incident can be heard saying. "No way… what are you doing bro?" Hotel staff can be seen in the video looking on in horror at the mangled supercars. The video was posted by Australian martial artist Craig Jones with a caption that read: "They crashed our rental cars", suggesting the Lamborghini models were rented from the billionaire. "What are you doing in the car?" The man filming can be heard asking the valet, to which the driver replies: "I was just trying to park it".
"We can confirm that two vehicles were damaged on the approach to Crown Towers Perth shortly after 9pm on Wednesday evening," a spokesman for the resort said, confirming an investigation into the incident. "We are conducting a full assessment of the incident together with the participants." Let us remind you that the Ultimae models are the last variant of the Aventador, which will be replaced by a hybrid V12 supercar in a few weeks.
Both the Ultimae Roadster and Coupe had a starting price close to $500,000 when they launched last year. To make matters worse, Lamborghini limited its production to just 350 coupes and 250 roadsters. Fortunately, the damage appears to be repairable; although it won't be cheap. The front bumper alone costs $20,000. What a pity!
Who is Lawrence Escalante
Lawrence Escalante is an Australian billionaire who made his fortune after founding his Virtual Worlds gaming empire. The 41-year-old made the list of Australia's richest 250 last year with an estimated fortune of $1.5 billion. Escalante worked for a fast-food restaurant in his early days where he was paid $5.65 an hour. He is known for flaunting his lavish lifestyle on social media where he regularly posts pictures and videos of his expensive cars, jewel-encrusted Rolex watches and private jet trips. He recently received a lot of online hate for posting a video of a Ferrari car being driven at high speed on a public road.