Being a spy shooter is tough work. It's all about being in the right place at the right time, hoping to train one's lens on a glimpse of verboten sheetmetal. We know from our colleagues that it's hard enough to just catch a blurry glimpse of a distant mule when the quarry doesn't want to be photographed, making this series of photos from our friends at CarPix that much more remarkable.

Not only have they captured a Lamborghini Aventador cold weather testing in the frigid Arctic Circle, their shutters were snapping as the test driver lost control and went sailing through an intersection and into a snowbank, documenting the crash frame-by-frame. Fortunately for all those involved, the snow wasn't packed too hard and both driver and Lamborghini emerged miraculously unscathed.

Apparently not happy with his good fortune, CarPix reports that "the driver then leaped out of the car, nearly falling down in the process, and came at our photographer in a fairly aggressive manner."

Thankfully, the embarrassment and anger was short-lived, as a winch-equipped Audi A6 Allroad came to the rescue. Seeing that his nearly $400,000 test subject was unharmed, the driver apparently cooled off enough to give our man a thumbs up before going on his way.

Lamborghini Aventador Zamboni edition, anyone?

Bonus GIF after the jump.



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      Brandon
      • 2 Years Ago
      god I wish this was my day at work...
      doom2ruler
      • 2 Years Ago
      Honestly, I'm just glad that neither the car or the driver was injured. I may be a GM fan, but a) the car's purty, b) it sucks to lose control of ANY car in frozen conditions, and c) everyone got on with their days. Although I have to question why the driver would be mad at the photographer. Maybe because there was proof of his whoops?
      Pininfarina
      • 2 Years Ago
      Omg what's the Batmobile doing in the snow? Stunning looking car.
      ELG
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would hoon an aventador SO hard in the snow
      Badfish941
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is what happens when you give the keys to a 700hp super car to an engineer driving on snow.
      Alex Butti
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd like to add, too many journalists/ photographers think that they can handle any given car.
        donnieorama
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Alex Butti
        And what does that statement have to do with this story?
          S.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @donnieorama
          Especially since this was a Lambo test driver.
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Alex Butti
        This was a Lamborghini test driver...
      WillieD
      • 2 Years Ago
      Unless the camera guy physically pushed the Lambo into the snow bank, the guy driving it doesn't deserve to drive such a car...or any car at all.
        Eric G
        • 2 Years Ago
        @WillieD
        Wait what? He lost control of the car in the snow...I dont think he should be fired from his job. The car is fine it was just a mistake.
      3cap
      • 2 Years Ago
      its quite obvious without any testing, this car is not for snow!
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @3cap
        Again, as I said below, cold weather testing isn't to test how a car handles on the snow...
      Nathan Loiselle
      • 2 Years Ago
      I recognize that there's a certain amount of alliteration involved in journalism but that's not the Arctic Circle. You can tell by all the trees.
        Andy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Nathan Loiselle
        There are many regions inside the Arctic Circle with trees. This was probably in Norway.
          Timo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Andy
          Or Finland. Or Sweden. Those are the three major cold climate testing country sites in EU. All have forests inside arctic circle.
        shan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Nathan Loiselle
        alliteration is a repetition of sounds... "arctic circle" doesn't do that
      Lachmund
      • 2 Years Ago
      hahaha...idiot for crashing this awesome machine...looks funny though..hhrhr
        breakfastburrito
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lachmund
        Only a complete waste of life would have the keys to a free lambo on snow day, and NOT end up in a snowbank!
      gallandof
      • 2 Years Ago
      looks like the yellow one handles the snow better :P although black is a much nicer color for that car
      KaBoomBOX
      • 2 Years Ago
      Coulda been worse, could burst into flames.
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