A brand new Porsche GT2 RS crashed into an Opel Zafira – just a few minutes after his driver picked it up from the dealer. The brakes were allegedly to blame.
Demolishing a Porsche 911 GT2 RS probably never feels good. If you do this on a test drive, the whole thing is even more problematic. This happened in November in Penarth, Wales, when a stranger loaned the brand new Porsche from the dealer and crashed into an Opel Zafira after less than two kilometers. As the investigating police from South Wales said, it is not clear how the accident came about or who was responsible. A total of five cars were involved in the mass crash, luckily no one was seriously injured. The Porsche obviously suffered the most damage, but no exact details are known.
Carbon-ceramic brakes are probably not yet warm
According to the crashed 911 driver, defective brakes were the reason for the crash. He gave this to the police on record. According to the information, there was no more than five minutes between the collection from the Porsche dealer and the accident. AUTO BILD suspects that the driver overestimated the braking effect of the super sports car. It stops with carbon-ceramic brakes, and they usually have to be “hot-braked” first to guarantee optimal deceleration. The man had probably forgotten about it or simply hadn’t known it.