They say any publicity is good publicity but German tuner Prior Design isn’t too happy about the incident which occurred right in front of a prestigious hotel in Monaco on April 17. It involved a customized Audi R8 that was part of a minor crash at the Hotel de Paris with an employee of the hotel behind the wheel of the supercar.
The fire department was called to get the man out of the vehicle as the hotel valet suffered from a disc herniation while driving the R8. Needless to say, professional help was necessary to safely get the injured man out of the vehicle. However, it didn’t go so well for Prior Design as they say this operation caused the Audi R8 to suffer damages worth no less than 10,000 euros.
Talking about the incident, Prior Design officials mentioned they told the management of the hotel not to let anyone drive the tuned Audi R8. However, the hotel says they have their own rules which imply the owner of the car is not allowed to park the vehicle.
Prior Design says no less than six police officers along with eight rescue paramedics arrived at the scene of the accident and during the operations necessary to pull the injured man out of the R8 they damaged the vehicle’s interior fittings, such as the nappa leather, Alcantara and carbon fiber trim.