The internet is brimming with videos in which you’ll find people carrying out stupid stunts with exotic cars. From lighting a high-performance Mercedes to jumping a Lamborghini Urus over an Aventador to driving a Ferrari supercar on an off-road track, we’ve seen them all. Most of these stupid stunts are done by rich influencers in the name of more likes and subscribers, and most of them are cringe-worthy at best. However, famous American TikToker Frankie Lapenna recently got the chance to perform a similar stunt involving hypercars worth millions of dollars that don’t even belong to him. The Michigan-based internet influencer uploaded a YouTube video last month titled “Jumping A $3 MILLION Dollar Pagani Huayra,” and let me tell you that it’s not clickbait.
The TikToker collaborated with the Hamilton Collection and its owner Steve Hamilton for performing this stunt. The Hamilton Collection is home to some of the rarest and most expensive cars. The video begins with Lapenna visiting a hardware store to build a pair of wooden ramps to carry out a skateboard jump over a Huayra Roadster. Once they are done building the flimsy-looking ramps with basic power tools, they start doing some practice runs in which Lapenna is propelled by a golf cart and jumps over an office chair. After several successful runs, Steve and his team prepare the garage for the stunt, which involves relocating some of the exotic cars. The garage is full of ultra-expensive automobiles, including a Bugatti Chiron, a McLaren P1, a Pagani Huayra, a Lamborghini Countach, a Ferrari Testarossa, a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and even a LaFerrari. Obviously, there’s no room for error.
Once the whole team is happy with the setup and Lapenna goes for the first try. Pulled by a 1500hp Bugatti Chiron, the influencer clears the Huayra but is unable to land on the landing ramp. However, he nails it on the 4th attempt, perfecting landing on the other side, thankfully without damaging the Huayra or any other supercar in the garage. Frankie Lapenna has become famous on the internet by trying such silly but entertaining stunts. The filmmaker gained fame during the Covid-19 lockdown when his videos of doing wild stunts while attending Zoom calls went viral. Since then, he has amassed a massive fan following on various social media platforms.