An Almost-New 2022 Lamborghini Urus Faces Catastrophic Damage in Just Two Hours of Rental
An almost-new 2022 Lamborghini Urus SUV went out on a one-month rental, only to return to the rental company two hours later with massive damage on its passenger side. The owner of the rental company, Rob Ferretti, is now in desperate need of replacement parts to repair the luxury vehicle.
When Rob received a call from the driver who had rented the Lamborghini Urus, he couldn’t help but wonder, “How bad can it be?” After all, the car had left his yard just two hours ago. However, the scene that awaited him left him speechless. His stunning Rosso Mars (red) Lamborghini now looked as if it had been through the apocalypse. Both doors on the right side were severely damaged, with the rear door no longer even aligning properly, making it nearly impossible to open due to deformation.
The devastation didn’t stop there. The right side sill was in ruins, and the front fender was also in bad shape. The mirror was hanging loose, requiring replacement as well. The driver who had rented the car claimed that another driver sideswiped the Urus while they were waiting at a traffic light.
As a result of the extensive damage, the Lamborghini Urus is currently out of commission and cannot be rented any time soon. Two weeks have passed since the accident, and sourcing replacement parts from other crashed Lamborghinis has proven to be a challenging task. The cost of these parts alone amounts to $36,292, not including the additional $9,487 required for body labor.
To make matters worse, the repair expenses continue to add up. The paint labor amounts to $6,987, and there is an additional $4,192 of paint work that needs to be done on the frame, estimated at $1,050. Furthermore, there are $128 worth of body supplies and $35 listed under “miscellaneous” on the repair bill. When all these costs are tallied, the total reaches a staggering $58,173. With sales tax included, the bill soars over $62,000.
Rob Ferretti needs to come up with this substantial sum to fix the exotic SUV. To put it into perspective, one could purchase several premium cars, such as a Mercedes-Benz E-Class or a BMW 5 Series, with that amount of money and still have some left over.
Before the unfortunate incident, the 2022 Urus had only clocked in 5,000 miles (8,046 kilometers) and appeared to be in impeccable condition. Sadly, that is no longer the case.
Despite the crash being deemed not the driver’s fault, the rental company offered him a replacement vehicle and assured him that he would still be responsible for only paying for the entire month of rental. However, the driver declined the offer and chose to wait until the Urus is fully repaired.
With a starting price of $225,000 in the United States, the Urus is not the type of car an insurance company would want to see sustain damages. This price corresponds to the entry-level Urus model, equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that generates an impressive 641 horsepower (650 PS) and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque. These specifications enable it to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (0-100 kph) in just 3.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 190 mph (306 kph).
This incident serves as a stark reminder of the risks involved in renting out luxury vehicles. The high repair costs and difficulties in sourcing replacement parts pose significant challenges for rental companies like Rob Ferretti’s. As for the 2022 Lamborghini Urus, it now faces a long and costly road to restoration.