A Lamborghini driver involved in a crash that claimed the life of a teenage pedestrian in Adelaide has been ordered to stand trial.
Alexander Campbell appeared in Adelaide Magistrates Court on Wednesday where he was found to have a case to answer on charges of causing the death of 15-year-old Sophia Naismith, causing injury to another teenager and with driving without due care.
Prosecutors have alleged that Campbell was behind the wheel of his Lamborghini Huracan when it mounted the kerb and struck the pair before crashing into the door of a restaurant in June 2019.
The court had heard previously that the car had three modes: Strada, for street driving followed by the Sports or intermediate mode then the Corsa or track mode and was extremely safe when driven in the Strada mode.
But it also heard there was uncertainty over what mode the car was in at the time of the crash.
Lamborghinis are fitted with a computer chip that records details of the speed of the vehicle and other settings in the five seconds before airbags activate, but that feature is not in cars sold in Australia.
At the time of the crash, Ms Naismith and a friend were walking along a footpath.
The other girl, also 15, was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
In court on Wednesday, defence counsel Craig Caldicott argued that Campbell had no case to answer on the dangerous driving charges with the prosecution case amounting to driving without due care "at its highest".
He said there was no evidence of speed, alcohol, drug use or inattention being involved.
Mr Caldicott said the Lamborghini was travelling below the speed limit for a time before the crash and there was a period of moderate acceleration which lasted for less than a second.
He said at the point of that acceleration there was a loss of control.
"At the worst the evidence could amount to driving without due care," Mr Caldicott said.
But Chief Magistrate Mary-Louise Hribal disagreed and ordered Campbell face the District Court for trial on all three charges.
Campbell entered not guilty pleas and will be arraigned in the District Court in May.