A five-car pileup had given the Porsche Centre Cardiff showroom pretty much a hectic day. How not? The incident involved one of its potential customers who were test driving a 911 GT2 RS. The crash happened earlier this month just more than a mile away from the dealership in Wales, according to the Daily Mail. The 911 sustained noteworthy damage, especially at its front end, and South Wales Police said the incident had caused long delays in traffic.
“Fellow driver” and eyewitness Hywel Williams said the driver of the brand new, red Porsche blames defective brakes for the crash. The sports car had only just been picked up from the showroom and was in perfect condition before the unfortunate event ruined everything, and the driver “claimed the brakes failed”. One thing to be thankful for is that there were no injuries in this incident, everyone was fine.
At the time of this writing, there are still no official words from police as of what actually happened and who was responsible. However, considering what the Porsche’s driver said about failed brakes and the fact that he was sitting behind the wheel of a very powerful sports car he wasn’t familiar with, things don’t look good for him. The police certainly have heard many similar excuses from inexperienced drivers who crashed their cars.
And when we say that the Porsche 911 GT2 RS is very powerful, we’re not joking; the beast is motivated by a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo flat-six engine capable of cranking out 700 horsepower. With all that massive output sent to the rear wheels, you can imagine how wild this car will respond when its accelerator pedal is pushed clumsily. On top of that, when a crash happens, keep in mind that you’re destroying an expensive machine costing almost $300,000. So it’s always a big loss no matter how you look at it.