>gave the key to an Aventador to valet guy
>valet guy took it around the block, revving like he stole it
>exotic Volkwagen caught on fire
Poor guy just wanted to have a little bit of fun, now his life is ruined.
If a Valet takes a car and does this shit with it can he be charged with grand theft auto even though the key was entrusted to him? What sort of recourse would the owner have here? Certainly there is some kind of recourse to this. I'm pretty sure the valet has insurance to pick this up and will probably be forwarding the bill to the employee in the form of a subpoena.
No, he should have asked permission.
He had a job to do and he went for a joyride instead of doing his job, ruining another man's hard earned property.
I get the idea of having fun, i let kids sit shotgun in my GTR but for fuck's sake, you ask god damn permission.
Yes, because he only had permission to park the car. Anything beyond that is theft.
The company the runs the valet will pay. In this case, it's pretty obvious. But normally you can bet your bottom dollar they'll try to squirm out of it.
Tip of the day: if you EVER have to let a valet park your car and you're even slightly suspicious. Do not take your car back from them until you've inspected it. Once you get in your car, getting them pay for anything is nigh impossible.
I've met three techs that have totaled customer cars and they are all still working, I doubt valets are any different, as long as you are sober worst case scenario you move onto the next dealership/business. Insurance is good for auto related businesses and the owners always come out ahead somehow when it comes to exotics.
Yea and that "alpha" is going to be paying off the car for the rest of his life.
It's pure fucking stupidity. He would have been better off carjacking some cunt for a joyride, he would have more of a chance to get away with it.
Nah, he's going to get slapped with the bill for the insurance premiums.
They won't be paying the increased rates themselves.
>ITT people who have never used valet
Company doesn't pay shit normally. Whenever you valet your car the company/employee assumes no responsibility for the vehicle.
There's usually a disclosure you agree to and it's one the back of your valet card. You guys should read it some time. They could literally total your car and there's not a thing you can do
Iv known techs who have totalled cars too but not from joyriding it around the block. One dude drove it off a lift, another dude drove it into a lift and another dude started one in gear and it jumped off a lift. That's a totally different scenario than taking some guys Lamborghini and revving it so hard it catches on fire.
>Nah, he's going to get slapped with the bill for the insurance premiums.
0% chance of that happening, no company would risk the wrath of employment law coming back at them over that
Why the fuck does he keep climbing in and out of the window? Does the door lock when it's on fire so there isn't any evidence?
Generally a company will have insurance for instances like this. Neither the employee or the company is really paying, but really the insurance company pays the customer.
Source: I curbed some guys wheels at work and I didn't have to pay for shit but he got a brand new wheel
Here in Texas, most hotels/restaurants outsource their valet to small LLC's. I've seen them shred a front bumper of a BMW and get away with it because of some clause on the ticket they hand you.
More often than not the person with the damaged car loses the battle should it go to court.
Takes more than that
One where I work on exotics
A good example is the 355, there's an open recall on them because if one of the hose clamps on the coolant lines that go through the valley is installed any way other than it was from the factory it can rub against the fuel line and set the car on fire, the recall moves the fuel splitter up a bit. On mass production cars they put the new models through testing grounds for millions of miles in every condition, and do everything imaginable that a tech, owner, or anyone may do to the car, with cars that they only make thousands to tens of thousands of the vetting isn't as extensive, that's the main reason exotics catch on fire (aside from having big engines and tons of technology crammed behind the driver)
You sound like those sjw idiots who know nothing bout law but act like you do.
Those kind of idiots, that you are, typically will end up with broken arms and legs by the next day.
You think a man who owns a 400k car will just let this slide?
>with cars that they only make thousands to tens of thousands of the vetting isn't as extensive
Honestly, why would it be extensive. the people who buy these cars have money to spare and couldn't care less about a 10k repair....in theory. If you have to worry about a repair bill, you really shouldn't be owning one of these things anyway.
That's probably what the companies making these cars think anyway.
>The kid needs to fucking pay for this shit
>some young schmuck with a job that's lucky to turn $20/hr
>HUR DUR HE NEED 2 PAY
His employer has insurance, he will be fired, you're a retard for thinking that he personally needs to pay for it or is even remotely capable of it.
>Of course it had nothing at all to do with him revving the bag off it while in traffic with no airflow to carry away the hot exhaust and flames...
I've revved the piss out of just about every vehicle I've ever owned from trucks to sports cars to motorcycles and nothing like this has ever happened. You lamborghini fanboy apologists are the worst. You don't see other half-million dollar supercars bursting into flames because they were revved in traffic, and literally all of them get this treatment.
You pay a cool mil for a car that packs itself in at a stop. You know what else is 'highly strung'? Rotary engines on propeller planes. More often than not they don't burst into flame while being revved to hell and back.
obviously the engineering is shit the dumb exaughst tip is too close and too hot near the plastic/rear shell and just melts it
VAG literally need to fire the people that signed off on this
1.most high end cars have a valet key. The 'owner'( may have been rented) didn't give the valet the valey key.
2. Lamborghinis, and really all italian cars, are known to burst into flames for no reason. blaming this on the valet is beyond ignorant.
3. A weekend house down the street's owner has an aventador.. good god the sound when he revs it, oh how it fills the neighbor.
>the catalytic converter
If revving the engine was enough to kill the cat it wouldn't pass emissions.
>all the bearings
You fucking moron, the engine is designed to be revved hard and driven hard.
>dat heat cycling
There is not "heat cycling" caused by revving. Maybe some transients, but nothing anywhere near as close to the heat transient resulting from WOT acceleration to a speed which is then steadily held, which happens all of the time with a car like this.
>If revving the engine was enough to kill the cat it wouldn't pass emissions.
>designed to be revved hard and driven hard.
not that hard
>then steadily held
its easer to loose heat then gain it yes
also bear in mind that the car is not moving
I don't own an exotic obviously, but even my car has an ECU tune program for valet use only for the rare occasion I have to use it. Limits engine to 4.5k and the speed to 45mph. Not that any valet is probably going to want to hoon a Golf R32, but It was only like $100 extra on the tuning package I got
Lamborghini design flaws. They burst into flames for no apparent reason regularly. It has something to do with clearances around the exhaust system and lack of heat shielding.
>not that hard
Wait, you ACTUALLY think that revving an unloaded engine is harder on the bearings than revving under load i.e. acceleration?
Justify your stupidity please.
>its easer to loose heat then gain it yes
>also bear in mind that the car is not moving
You're missing my point, you don't make much heat by revving an engine compared to accelerating hard, and you lose the heat slower at a standstill than at speed with airflow. "Heat cycling" is gaining and losing heat, not much heat is gained revving at standstill, and it is lost slowly. This is a gentle transient, not heat cycling.
It's fucking Miami, what did you expect? That place is a straight shithole.
Sure is the guys fault. Not the fact that it's a piece of shit parts bin car like anything else on the VW universe made with a clear defect that makes them get on fire on the exact same spot over and over again.
And them /o/ rambles about without even doing some research.
The car is defective, period.
I expected the 80's.
You can't just excuse the destruction of western society because the bigger cities happen first.
I'm not even a xenophobe or anything, but you can only dilute a society so much before it becomes a different one.
It's a damn shame, if 3rd worlders want to live in a white western society they should emulate what they like and keep what they can from their culture. Not run away from their culture and destroy ours.
>I expected the 80's.
You're a moron, the '80s ended 26 years ago, and even then miami was an abject SHIT HOLE full of crime and immigrants.
>You can't just excuse the destruction of western society because the bigger cities happen first.
Nobody's excusing anything, but miami is a SHIT HOLE and anyone who wants to live there and isn't hispanic is a moron.
Miami is a lost cause, if only there was a way to cut it off and float it over to puerto rico.
Correct me if I'm wrong here, but don't these kinds of supercars and luxury vehicles come with "valet mode" to prevent tard valets from over revving and generally treating someone's property like shit.
As I recall it locks the glove box and puts limits on the car so all it can do it slowly drive to the parking spot.
Depends on where. Some companies make people pay for the service, then you don't receive tips and are paid a shitty flat rate, usually less than $12/hr. Where the valet service is complementary, you live off of your tips and get paid like $5-7/hr, and can rake it in to the tune of $15-20/hr. Not bad for such a cushy job.