MOT mayhem leaves supercar owner with £20k bill
However, the Lambo owner received something quite different... a bill amounting to £20k's worth of damage.
The Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, worth a cool £220k, is now rather worse for wear after the MOT tester crashed it.
After completing the mandatory test for road worthiness, tester Andrew Mitchinson took the exotic supercar out for a test run. But he became a cropper of distinctly autumnal conditions, crashing the £220k car into a parked Ford Focus.
Mitchinson blamed the wet road and slippery leaves for his incident. He clipped a kerb, spun and knocked into the Ford hatchback, resulting in a bill of £20k of damage.
He told the Daily Mail: "I was in second gear just going up the road to try the brakes. I don't honestly know what happened. I wouldn't have been doing more than 25-30mph - if that.
"It was unreal. I was gutted because I knew it was an expensive car."
Expensive – it was. Owner, the millionaire Lakeland hotelier Stephen Leahy, believes the 640bhp car is now worth around £95k.
Mitchinson's father added: "It's the first time he's had an accident in a customer's car and he's been here 20 years. He has driven thousands, from Ferraris to Aston Martins.
"With the Lamborghini being a four-wheel drive, it has to be road tested to test the efficiency of the brakes. You can't put it through the rolling road brake-tester here because it would damage it."