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[VIDEO] Man Crashes Porsche 918 Spyder In Saint-Tropez After Showing Off For Friends

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It’s understandable that after spending more than $800,000 on a sports car that you want to show it off, but crowded parking lots usually aren’t the best place to test performance engines.

A man crashed his expensive Porsche 918 Spyder into a tree to avoid running a person over
Photo: Kristina Champin via YouTube

It’s understandable that after spending more than $800,000 on a sports car you want to show it off, but a crowded parking lot usually isn’t the best place to test performance engines.

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Check out the video of the guy who crashed his Porsche into a tree:

The video was filmed at a parking lot in Saint-Tropez, France. The man can be seen gesturing to the camera before accelerating so quickly that he nearly hit a person and had to swerve into a tree instead. There were no major injuries, but the impact was strong enough for the airbags to deploy. Somebody handed the driver a beverage afterwards and he laughed about crashing his vehicle, but his passenger didn’t look nearly as amused.

The pictures of the crash below can be enlarged by clicking them:

The 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder comes equipped with a 4.6-liter V8 engine, which is complimented by front and rear electric motors. The combination of engines result in a machine that can propel itself from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds, due to its 887 horsepower and 949 lb-ft of torque. The reported top-speed of this Porsche is an astonishing 214 mph.

Thankfully nobody was hurt in this accident and we ended up getting a new video to stream during our lunch breaks.

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Samuel Huist is easily the tallest member (6-feet 5-inches) of the The News Wheel team. He enjoys listening to hip-hop music and loves watching NBA basketball. Sam is also a Dayton, Ohio native and doesn’t seem to mind that distinction as much anymore. His first car was a 1996 Ford Taurus he could barely fit in. Like many young folks, he seemed more concerned about the radio in his first car than actually doing the work to maintain an automobile, so sadly it’s no longer with us. See more articles by Samuel.