The saying goes that if something is too good to be true, it probably is (meaning, it’s not true). That saying could be appropriate here. Could be. But then again, maybe this almost unbelievable video is for real.
What you’re about to see is a squirrel allegedly get “run over” by a Lamborghini zipping along at over 100 MPH — and survive. That’s at least what the video’s description says. And if you’re like me, you’re going to watch this about 10 times (expand to full screen to get the best effect):
The video was apparently taken at the Lamborghini Experience 4 in California, a gathering of Lamborghini owners that allows owners and drivers to their cars to the test.
It could be fake. But there is one thing that is quite convincing. If you watch (and listen) closely, it looks like the squirrel didn’t come away completely unscathed. It seems he has a much shorter tail after emerging from the undercarriage.
Close encounters of the squirrel kind? Nuts. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist).
One of the event organizers insists the footage is real:
“It’s 100 percent authentic,” says Elie Rothstein, one of the owners of Al & Ed’s Autosound, which put on the event. “We had cameras set up all over the track to get footage on our drivers. Only a couple days later do we see this. And I was like, ‘What?!’ It blows your mind.”