Lamborghini driver can't beat traffic

NewsflarePublished: December 13, 2017
Published: December 13, 2017

The driver of a 330,000GBP Lamborghini was filmed thrashing the supercar’s engine - desperately trying to escape busy rush hour traffic.

Hep Nguyen, 29, was riding a moped when he found himself alongside the red Aventador Coupe in Hanoi, Vietnam, last Saturday (December 9) afternoon.

Despite the supercar’s 220mph top speed, it was limited to just a slow crawl when dozens of riders on cheap motorcycles pulled out in front of it.

Even when clear road was in sight, the driver revved the 6.5-litre engine but barely made it ten metres before hitting a row of motorbikes, a 4x4 and a bus. It then tried to overtake but was met with oncoming vehicles and more traffic ahead.

Hep, who filmed the clip, joked that however impressive the car was, it could not compete with the busy roads.

He said: ‘’I was excited when this car appeared next to me. It’s a very powerful machine. I don’t know who was driving it.

‘’The car costs hundreds of thousands of dollars but at this time in the city they weren’t getting anywhere quicker than the people on old motorbikes.’’

The car is believed to be a red Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster which has a 441,600USD (330,000GBP) base price before the cost of modifications and add-ons.

Vietnam is one of the poorest countries in South East Asia with an average monthly salary of 145USD (108GBP) - but is also home to a small group of some 200 ‘ultra rich' with wealth in excess of 30millionUSD (22m GBP).

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