FOR MANY sports car enthusiasts, the Isle of Man’s mostly de-restricted roads are an enticing place to let their pride and joy off the lead. However, with speed comes risk and, as the IoM TT motorbike race has shown many times, it’s all too easy to have a disastrous accident there. The latest car casualty: a Porsche 911 GT3 RS worth £131,000.
Details of how the accident came about are scant but some very high speeds appear to have been a factor. After leaving the road, the track-focused Porsche was launched over a hedgerow into a neighbouring field, somersaulting for a reported 420ft before coming to rest.
As these pictures show, the GT3 RS is beyond reasonable repair, with the crash being violent enough to tear the 500bhp flat-six engine from the car. The carbon fibre bonnet was separated from the 911 too.
Most importantly of all, the Manxman behind the wheel survived the crash. Unsurprisingly, the driver was admitted to hospital afterwards. His friends and family are reported to have assisted in clearing debris from the field.
This GT3 RS isn’t the only Porsche to be involved in a crash as in recent days. Just last week, a valet in Sydney managed to wedge a Porsche 911 Cabriolet underneath another vehicle outside Sydney’s Hyatt Regency hotel.
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