Justin Bieber struggled to get his Lamborghini out of a parking lot Wednesday night.
There are certain pitfalls to stardom. One of them is believing that you have to own a car as flashy and expensive as your personal style. Sure, the car may turn heads, but it might not always be because of how pretty it is.
Case in point Wednesday night, when Justin Bieber arrived at the Saban Theatre for evening mass. He arrived in his Lamborghini Aventador, a stylish car if there ever was one. Parking the car wasn’t difficult as he arrived just after Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and just stopped behind him.
Getting out was another matter entirely. After the service, paparazzi caught the pop singer making a bajillion point with the help of a three-member parking team just to get it out of the lot.
Now, before we make fun of the Biebs for driving around Hollywood in a car as impractical as a Lamborghini Aventador, let’s just see how impractical this Italian supercar really is by comparing it to a boring old Toyota Corolla.
A Lamborghini Aventador is about 80 inches wide, as opposed to a Corolla which is about 70 inches wide. Combined with the fact that the Lambo has another 5 inches in length, and you’ve already got a car that’s much harder to park than a standard four-door sedan.
But it gets worse. The ground clearance on a Corolla is about 6.7 inches--hardly an off-roader, but enough that a particular steep driveway isn’t going to take its axle off. For the Aventador? It’s less than 4 inches.
In fact, earlier this month a valet bottomed out Bieber’s Aventador at the very same theatre.
But back to the struggles of a Lambo owner. Bieber isn’t a slouch behind the wheel, but you can tell from the video (provided by the lovely people over at TMZ) that he struggles with such a big car in such a tight space.
You can tell this took some considerable effort by the number of times the footage skips ahead. This whole escapade probably lasted five minutes as Bieber inched his way to freedom, all the while his Aventador making the angriest of noises with each rev of the engine.
He eventually got out of there, but maybe next time he’ll consider taking the bus. Ah, who are we kidding? This is Bieber we're talking about.