Everyone knows that owning a supercar is an expensive adventure. We’ve heard different calculations from owners of different supercars and today we have a Lamborghini owner who likes to share details about the maintenance and repairs he performed on an Aventador, bought new. The ballpark figure is in the title, but below is a breakdown of some of the expenses the owner had to pay.
After a brief introduction, the video shows us parts that were removed from the Aventador after the owner had an accident at the Magny Cours circuit in France. The supercar was apparently traveling at around 155 mph (250 km/h) when the driver tried to slow down on a bend, but there was something wrong with the brakes. With a speed of around 124 mph (200 km/h), the car entered the gravel, and luckily there was a large safety section in this corner. The Lambo eventually hit the walls on its side and suffered major damage.
Many parts had to be replaced, starting with the driver’s seat whose airbag had deployed. From the outside, the rear bumper, the two wheels, the rear fender with the active aerodynamic material, a rear light, the right rear fender panel and several other components needed to be replaced with new parts. . Luckily the carbon fiber frame was undamaged, but the owner had to pay around €5,000 for a Lamborghini expert to come from Italy and give his opinion on its condition.
The total repair required 158 hours of work at an hourly rate of €140. The total cost the owner had to pay was €119,000 including all parts and labor. We keep all prices in Euros as the Euro to US Dollar exchange rate is currently very close to the 1:1 ratio. The insurance company did not pay this figure because the owner’s contract did not include accidents on the tracks.
Once the car was ready more than 10 months later than originally advertised, the owner took the car. A few hours later, an error was already displayed on the dashboard. Once they informed the dealership of the problem, they received the response that it was their fault and that they had damaged the car when leaving the dealership.
This is only a small part of the story. All prices and repairs are listed in the video above, so be sure to check it out.