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Leased Toyota Supra Collects $4K USD Worth Bills Following A Land Speed Attempt

One individual finds himself in a sticky situation after renting a 2023 Toyota Supra 3.0 on Turo and using it in an attempt to break the land speed record. As a result of this incident, the car owner has estimated that damages to the car amount to US$ 4,000.

What prompted the use of the car in a land speed event?

As per reports, Gregory Ditch works as an instructor at the Naperville North High School in Naperville Indiana. The students at the school constructed a racing truck to participate in the event, but it malfunctioned while being transported to the event. Consequently, Ditch decided at the last minute to utilize a leased car to ensure participation in the event.

What does the owner of the Supra have to say?

The car is owned by Geovanni Morales. Morales had listed the car on Turo and upon evaluating Ditch, he considered him to be a responsible individual. He was knowledgeable about cars and being an educator ensured that Morales could entrust his cars to capable individuals.

However, upon the car’s return, Morales sensed that something was amiss. After perusing social media posts, he discovered pictures of the car participating in the event.
According to Turo, the car was leased on their platform but they have breached the rules. As per the terms and conditions of the app, leasing cars for prohibited purposes and racing is not permitted.

Morales reports that all of the tires are worn out and the brakes also need to be replaced. The Supra was driven at speeds exceeding 160 mph.

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