Lamborghini Aventador Crash in Brooklyn Splits Car in Half [Updated]

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Lamborghini Aventador Crash in Brooklin Splits Car in HalfLamborghini Aventador Crash in Brooklin Splits Car in Half
A Lamborghini Aventador crashed in Brooklyn, New York earlier today. Unfortunately, this wasn't your average supercar fender bender, with the accident causing the Lamborghini to split in half.
The white example of the Aventador, which used New York plates, saw its engine compartment detach from the rest of the vehicle as a result of the impact. However, the details about what caused the crash are limited at the moment.

The Lamborghini Aventador's separation is even more shocking when considering the extra-rigid structure of the vehicle. The supercar uses a CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced polymer) passenger cell, with aluminum subframes supporting the powertrain and suspension behind it. When it comes to torsional rigidity, the Aventador's body-in-white surpasses that of the Murcielago by a hefty margin, being 150 percent stiffer.

Nevertheless, the Lamborghini Aventador's structure seems to have done its job well. The CFRP passenger cell appears to have kept its shape during the crash, working together with the airbags to protect the occupants. The condition of the driver and passenger is unknown though.

Some were amazed by the fact that the headlights of the Lamborghini Aventador were still on after the crash. This is a normal "reaction" of the car - some vehicles are fitted with a crash sensor that disconnects certain parts of the electrical circuit after an accident, but the lights are usually left untouched, so that the stationary structure is visible in traffic.

Via: thesupercarkids

Update: Watch the Lamborghini Aventador Brooklyn crash here.
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