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Would-be owner crashes £200,000 Porsche on test drive

10:55, Sunday, 10 November, 2019
Would-be owner crashes £200,000 Porsche on test drive

The Porsche 911 GT2 – which reaches speeds of 211mph – is one of only 1,000 in the world. But the model suffered serious damage to its front wing and wheels when it was taken out for a spin. The supercar – which is worth £207,000 – was involved in a five-car pile-up in Penarth, near Cardiff. Penarch is just over a mile from Porsche Centre Cardiff, where it’s believed that the vehicle had just been collected from.

Fellow driver Hywel Williams said: ‘The guy had only just picked it up from Porsche around the corner and he claimed the brakes failed.’ The 700bhp Porsche topped Top Gear’s fastest lap table, racing round the test track in 1:13.7 – 0.3 seconds faster than the McLaren 675LT. A South Wales Police spokeswoman confirmed they attended the scene of a five-vehicle RTC in Penarth. She added that all vehicles had been recovered from the scene. A police spokesman said: ‘No injuries were reported.’ Porsche Centre Cardiff have so far declined to comment.

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