An adrenalin rush at the wheel of a rented Lamborghini Gallardo ended in a roaring crash into a Flinders surf shop on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.
Patrons at the Flinders Hotel put down their beers as the yellow Gallardo -- believed to have been hired as a birthday celebration -- careered out of control through a roundabout, took out some poles on sleepy Cook St and let out a roar as it launched into the vacant shop near the pub.
"He came from the pier end flew through," one witness said. The driver, believed to be a man in his 30s, suffered a minor injury but seemed fine after the incident. "He was laughing about it, thought it was funny," she said.
The witness said the Lamborghini, owned by Ultimate Driver, is one of three regularly seen being driven around the area. Its front end crumpled on impact and will require extensive repair. Its pricey 5.2-litre 10-cylinder engine -- which generates 412kW of power and 540Nm of torque -- however, is behind the driver.
It has been reported the fast supercar was rented for the man's birthday. The Lamborghini Gallardo price tags start at around $400,000 for the current model, which is being phased out with a new Lambo on the way.