£250,000 Lamborghini crashed by Paddy McGuinness left Sheffield garage day before
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According to reports, the Diablo model supercar had just been given a £3,000 makeover for filming the BBC show at Sheffield’s Atom Detailing.
The comedian and presenter 47, crashed it in the Yorkshire Dales in June but escaped unhurt.
Andrew Reynard of Atom Detailing told The Sun: “It left us on the Monday morning looking great and was in the ditch Tuesday afternoon. When I first heard of the crash I thought they were joking.”
Paddy posted on Instagram following the crash: “It’s been a mad old day on Top Gear today, you might have seen that I had a bit of a shunt.
"I finally got to drive one of my fantasy childhood cars - the Lamborghini Diablo - but it turns out 30-year-old supercars don’t like torrential rain, who’d have thought?
"If you’ve ever owned a Diablo or you’ve driven one you’ll know just as well as me, oh my God, she can be a cruel mistress, she can be a cruel mistress that one.
"I’m going to have a cup of tea, a paracetamol and a good old cry."
Opening up about the incident to the Sunday Express, Paddy said it looked “worse than it really was”.
He explained: “Because it’s an old car and it’s so low down it went over the bumps on the grass and it just instantly disintegrated.”
Responding to claims he was visibly shaken, Paddy said he doesn’t know where the rumours came from.
“No. Not in the slightest,” he laughed.