Lamborghini Crash - Why an Evo is Better for Reckless Driving

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Remember the Top Gear clip in which Clarkson was demonstrating the mightiness of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX FQ-400 by racing a motorsports champion in a green Lamborghini Murcielago on the Dunsfold track? The climax of the race was the moment when the racing driver pushed the Lambo hard, the car understeered wide and then the back end stepped out, with the vehicle spinning, a normal behavior for a 4WD system like that used by the Raging Bull.
Many said that the tete-a-queque was staged, but now we have something that demonstrates it wasn’t. The adjacent video shows another Lambo, a Gallardo this time, that is pushed hard into a tight corner and behaves in the same way.

Unfortunately, it all happens on a public road in Chicago, with the driver making a fool out of himself by flooring it from the green light, loosing it and crashing in (between) two cars on the opposite way. The driver corrected the vehicle's oversteering tendency, but he did this way to late to avoid the accident. You can watch the clip, as well as another one that shows the aforementioned Evo moment (it happens at 5:23) below.

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