This is the moment a £200,000 brand new Lamborghini was winched from a lake when the driver plunged into the water – just a WEEK after buying the car.
A man and woman had a lucky escape after the luxury supercar smashed into a central reservation barrier and span into the 20ft (6m) deep fishing lake on Christmas Day.
The couple are understood to have only had the Lamborghini Huracan for a week when the motorist lost control while driving too fast at around 1pm.
They were forced to swim to safety after the 5.2 litre sports car – which can reach speeds of 204mph – ended up in the lake of Higham Ferrers Fishing Club, Northants.
Councillor Richard Gell ,from East Northamptonshire Council, took pictures of the wrecked 602bhp vehicle being recovered at 10.30am on New Year’s Eve.
Yesterday (Wed) Mr Gell, 74, said: “It will be an expensive prang that one.
“I was called by the police because I have responsibility for the lake as a town councillor because we lease it out.
“When they told me it was a Lamborghini I couldn’t believe it. They had only had the car a week as well. It’s unfortunate. It must have been their pride and joy.
“It will surely be a write-off. They must be gutted, but they were lucky to escape unharmed.
“I was told they were driving too fast and lost control. If its a new car, they may have underestimated the power of the vehicle.”
The white Lamborghini – which can do 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds – was travelling from Thrapston to Wellingborough along the A45 when the accident occurred.
Northamptonshire Police said it received two reports of the crash – one from a passer-by and one from the woman travelling in the car.
A force spokesman said: “The vehicle collided with the central reservation barrier and then hit the barrier at the side of the lake before going into the water.
“It went into the Higham Ferrers Fishing Club lake.
“There were two people in the car, a man and a woman.
“They both got out and swam to safety while the car sank.
“The man and woman were given blankets by passers-by to keep warm after getting out of the water.
“We had to close off the roads for a bit so the Highways Agency could fix the barrier.
“All the barriers were fixed by 3.30pm.”
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