I’m sure you can remember your first car. It probably isn’t too much a stretch to imagine it wasn’t your ideal dream machine. More a testament to newfound freedom and less balls-to-the-wall Italian exotic. Well, according to a post on the popular social news site Reddit, a 15-year-old Texas high school student was spotted driving an exceptionally rare Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale earlier this week. Only 150 examples of the Gallardo STS exist in the entire world – and the best part? One of those examples is being daily driven to Hebron High School in Carrollton, TX by the aforementioned sophomore. Things really are bigger in Texas, it seems.
And the story gets even weirder, thanks to a little digging by Jalopnik. The car is purportedly used by local tuning shop Top Speed for promotion and testing (the promotion part seems to be working!). In Texas, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 16 to obtain a motor vehicle license, which begs the question: how is she able to legally drive? As Reddit users aptly pointed out, the student is supposedly driving on a hardship license.
In the United States, a hardship license is generally granted to those deemed in dire financial straits or to those who have a seriously ill family member who needs transportation to medical facilities. The morality of driving a “one-of-150” Lamborghini while on a hardship license brings up a whole other debate, so we’ll stick to the car.
The car belongs to a friend of the owner of Top Speed. The owner happens to be dating a woman who has you guessed it, a 15-year-old daughter. Seeing the more exotic breed of cars adorning the parking lots of affluent private schools is no surprise – just drive by your local private institution and take a look. Even so, a 15-year-old driving a bright red Lamborghini to high school just screams Texas. In all honesty, it is pretty cool though! Yee-hah!