Just days after his stumble into a New York street sign was caught on camera, Kanye West’s stunning $750,000 Lamborghini has been crushed after getting trapped in Kim Kardashian’s electric gates.
The matte black vehicle was being delivered back to Kim Kardashian’s Los Angeles house by a driver following a service when the incident occurred.
Kanye West’s stunning $750,000 Lamborghini has been crushed after getting trapped in Kim Kardashian’s electric gates
Images from the accident scene show the Aventador making its way into the property’s grounds, before the heavy wooden gates closed on the vehicle too early.
A source told TMZ.com: “The driver pulled into the gate but didn’t make it all the way in before the gate closed on both sides of the car.”
According to the website, the car repair shop was quick to send out a mechanic to see how much it would cost to fix the damage.
Kanye West, 35, who was in New York as the incident occurred, has yet to inspect the damage first-hand.
Urus, the first Lamborghini SUV, will officially be unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show shortly.
The first few photos of the Lamborghini SUV have been leaked online.
It looks pretty similar to all of the renderings we’ve seen in the past, albeit with sleeker headlamps and a more low-slung appearance.
The Urus is expected to share its platform with the next-generation Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7 and upcoming Bentley SUV, but is tipped to be about 220 pounds lighter than all of those. Power is expected to be provided by a 5.2-liter V10 that produces around 584 horsepower.
The concept SUV would be Lamborghini’s bid to cash in on the booming global market for high-end luxury SUVs – if customers can accept the strange blend of supercar angles and racing tires on a high-riding hatchback.
Urus, the first Lamborghini SUV, will officially be unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show
While Lamborghini has flourished with new models under its ownership by Volkswagen, profits have remained elusive. With Porsche thriving thanks to its Cayenne SUV, other automakers now wonder just how big the market for people movers with some off-road capability might be; BMW keeps adding to its already full range of luxury SUVs, while Lamborghini stable mate Bentley’s idea of the EXP 9F concept shows the dangers inherent in the concept. Lamborghini execs have said they have yet to win approval to build it – but given demand for big vehicles in China and the Middle East, that seems like a formality ahead of a 2017 arrival.
Lamborghini Urus inside
Unlike Bentley, Lamborghini has a history with trucks; the LM002 SUV set the mold that the Hummer H2 would attempt to fill two decades later. The Urus – named for the ancestor of modern bulls in Spain – looks nothing like the LM002, drawing its styling from what a four-door Aventador might look like and its underpinnings from either the Cayenne or corporate cousin Audi. Many details such as specific engine choices remain under embargo; we’ll have the full story on the Urus this weekend, but until then you can debate whether a Lamborghini SUV stands as a savvy move or just a lot of bull.
Batman was pulled over earlier this week after Montgomery police saw he had no tags on his black Lamborghini.
Lenny B. Robinson, the man dressed as Batman, was heading to a local children’s hospital, according to Montgomery County Captain Paul Starks.
According to Capt. Paul Starks, a man dressed as Batman was pulled over on Interstate 29 in Montgomery, Maryland, outside of Washington, DC.
“An officer on routine patrol saw a Lamborghini with the rear plate – it was the Batman symbol for the show. He pulled him over and said, <<what’s going on?>>”
However, Lenny B. Robinson had both front and back plates with him.
“The car was registered, and the man explained that he goes to hospitals and does work with kids (while in costume),” Capt. Paul Stark explained.
But it would appear he was short for a changing room – the Lamborghini is usually the vehicle of choice for Batman’s alter-ego, Bruce Wayne.
Lenny B. Robinson, the man dressed as Batman, was heading to a local children’s hospital
Capt. Paul Stark said that Lenny B. Robinson was not charged.
“They had a discussion about the law, and he let him fly so to speak,” he said.
“The police officer and Batman had a discussion, and he said next time, get it right,” Capt. Paul Stark said.
The precinct released pictures of the unusual event on both their Facebook and Twitter pages.
As for the reason why he didn’t have plates in? Capt. Paul Stark speculated that Lenny B. Robinson didn’t want to “ruin the effect” of being Batman – thus going completely method.
A tipster told Jalopnik that the plate’s screws simply would not fit with the luxury car.
The Montgomery police tweeted that the “batmobile was not towed”.
Lenny B. Robinson, it seems, loves showing up in public dressed as the Dark Knight.
From the look of his Facebook page, the business owner often makes appearances, and especially loves brightening young children’s days.
This isn’t the first issue the erstwhile Batman has faced. Last Halloween, his car got a flat tire as he was again driving to a Washington-area hospital to visit sick children.
He posed with Howard County Police Department’s Brandon Stickles, one of the officers who responded to the call.
Lenny B. Robinson still managed to get to the hospital, thanks to a ride from a friend.