Whoops! A motorist was left red-faced after crashing a Porsche 911 GT2 RS worth £207,000 (AED 977,345) into another vehicle during a test drive, causing a five-car pile-up in Wales, UK.
AED 977,000 Porsche crashed in a five-car pile-up during test drive
Taking a limited-edition Porsche 911 GT2 RS for a spin would be any car enthusiast’s dream, but this customer’s test drive ended up being the scare of a lifetime. He managed to crash the car (which is one of only 1,000 in the world) minutes after leaving the showroom, badly damaging its front wing and wheels.
And it gets worse!! The crash lead to a five-car pile-up.
Driver claims “the brakes failed”
Witness Hyvel Williams says, “The guy had only just picked it up from Porsche around the corner and he claimed the brakes failed.”
No casualties reported
A South Wales Police rep says they arrived at the scene after the accident and confirmed no injuries were reported.
Limited edition Porsche
Retailing at £207,000 (AED 970,345), the Porsche 911 GT2 RS packs a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged engine that cranks up to 700 horsepower. The rare supercar has enough power to beat a Lamborghini Aventador and a McLaren 675LT on track.
Photograph credit: Porsche
Even Dubai is no stranger to Porsche supercar accidents
Dubai has witnessed a multitude of accidents involving speedy Porsche’s in the past. Last March saw a female motorist ram her coupe into a Mercedes Benz sedan, causing a four-car pile-up. Another accident in 2013 saw a motorist crash into a pole.
Fans of the Fast and Furious franchise might also recall the former lead actor, Brian O’Conner, aka Paul Walker was driving a Porsche Carrera GT during the tragic accident that killed him.