Video: Lamborghini split in two in crash

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Video: Lamborghini split in two in crash

With its strong carbon-fibre monocoque chassis, the owner of this Lamborghini Aventador certainly didn't expect to see it in two pieces after it took a seemingly minor knock from another car.

This video, captured on a homeowner's CCTV system in the New York suburb of Brooklyn shows the moment a white Lamborghini Aventador is hit in the side by a saloon car trying to turn across its path.

Having been knocked off its path, the car's rear end hits a wall, causing the £260,000 supercar to split clean in two.

Rather than being a construction defect, the Aventador is in fact designed to break in such a fashion, to protect the occupants in particularly severe impacts.

Reports suggest that both drivers escaped the incident unhurt, though the Lamborghini caught fire shortly after the crash and has since been put out.

Police will now have to determine fault in the collision, with the driver of the black saloon car claiming the Lamborghini was travelling well in excess of the speed limit at the time of the crash.

The Aventador driver meanwhile is likely to argue that the other party started his manouvre without properly checking for oncoming traffic.

Click play below and judge who's to blame for yourself.