A passenger has died after the Lamborghini in which he was travelling lost control at the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World, the Orlando Sentinel reported yesterday.
Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Resort features high-speed supercars by Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi, and Porsche.
A Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson told the paper the driver failed to negotiate the high-powered sports car through one of the course’s curves. The vehicle’s right side struck a guardrail and passenger Gary Terry was pronounced dead at the scene.
Social-media site LinkedIn and media reports said the dead man was the operations manager at the track, rather than a customer.
The Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Speedway is operated by Petty Holdings, which has other Exotic Driving Experience attractions at speedways in Atlanta, Daytona Beach, Charlotte, New Jersey, Kansas, New Hampshire and Texas, the paper reported.
The attraction at Walt Disney World is scheduled to close on 28 June 2015 to make way for improvements.
Written by William Sykes