Published on February 2nd, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
Lamborghini Aventador “Mid-Mounted” On A Divider In Bangsar
Even weight distribution took on a different meaning for this Lamborghini owner.
By now you may have heard the news that a yellow Lamborghini Aventador S was spotted balancing on a divider along Jalan Maarof in Bangsar. The incident occurred just yesterday (1st of February 2021), but we’re still unsure who the owner is, how the incident occurred or how badly the Italian supercar was damaged.
From the photographs, it looks like the Aventador S swerved onto the divider but avoided hitting any other vehicles as there doesn’t seem to be much damage on any of its body panels. One part of the car that may have made the initial contact with the divider is the front bumper. The car stopped on top of some hedges and came within a couple of metres of an electrical post.
The Lamborghini Aventador S (LP740-4) is the 2017 ‘facelift’ to the original Lamborghini Aventador (LP700-4) that appeared in 2011. Check this article out to understand the company’s product line better.
How Bad Might The Damage Be?
While the initial damage may not look catastrophic, it’s certainly not going to be a cheap fix. The owner will probably have a lot of damage to the car’s undercarriage to deal with, and that may hike repair costs up significantly.
The 6.5-litre V12-powered Aventador S does in fact come with all-wheel drive, but going off the beaten path was not what the engineers intended with this drivetrain. For that sort of action, Lamborghini fans should look to the Urus instead.
Not only that, but the Aventador S also has four-wheel steering and sophisticated LDVA-controlled suspension. If any of these components need to be replaced or repaired, the bill is sure to skyrocket.
Most pressing though is the possibility that the carbon fibre monocoque chassis was damaged, which will be exceptionally difficult to repair. This is not the kind of job that you can ‘ketuk’ or weld to restore.
Thankfully, Lamborghini has an ISO-approved method to diagnose, repair and test damaged carbon fibre monocoques. They’ll even fly their ‘chassis doctors’ over with all the equipment if the owner has the money for such repairs. Lamborghini says that if they can fix it, it will result in a chassis that’s 100% the same quality as the original.
Before they fly over with all the equipment, the authorised dealership/service centre will first photograph and document any possible damage to the car. This information is sent to the experts at the Lamborghini Advanced Composite Research Center (ACRC) in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy.