Should’ve Taken High-Performance Driving Lessons…

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8532538

Above is a link to story about a man who, having just taken delivery of his new Lamborghini Aventador, crashed it into a crowd of people and other cars.

I’ve got to admit that I always get a chuckle when I see a supercar bent out of shape. I’d wager to say in 99% of such mishaps, it’s stupid driver error. People don’t realize how difficult it is to drive a mid-engined car and how even more challenging it is to correct such a machine as it begins to pirouette out of control.

The problem, of course, is not with the automobiles, it’s with the owners. They have no idea how to handle their steeds, as admitted by the driver in the above article. It’s amazing that someone would drop a half-million on a machine and not learn how to use it by taking a three-day driving course for about $3,500.

In such a course, a student would learn about the physics of driving in a classroom, and then, out on a racetrack, they’d put everything they just learned into motion–literally.

Yet, it’s just easier to take a car home from a dealer and think big money also means big brains.

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