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Why This Porsche 911 GT3 RS Crash Feels Especially Cruel!

Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Plunges into the river after crash
Why does this incident feel particularly unfortunate?

Porsche 911 GT3 RS crash / Facebook PNW Porsche

The saying that great power comes with great responsibility also applies to high-performance sports cars. Driver skills are essential as they have several times the performance of an ordinary car, and damage can be more significant in an accident due to speeding, etc.

However, there are frequent reports of people being so excited that they fail to control their high-performance sports cars properly and cause accidents. Recently, an accident occurred where a Porsche vehicle worth nearly $367,000) fell into a river. It is even more unfortunate that it is known to have been a vehicle that has just been launched.

Facebook Group PNW Porsche
Facebook PNW Porsche

Vehicle condition is a total loss
But the driver is safe

On April 25th, a photo of an accident involving a Porsche 911 GT3 RS was posted on the Facebook group PNW Porsche. According to the writer, a single accident occurred on a road near the Snoqualmie River in Washington, US, and the person fell into the river immediately after the collision. It is speculated that the driver lost control of the vehicle due to speeding, but the exact cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Fortunately, the driver only suffered a minor head injury, and it was reported that there were no life-threatening injuries. Looking at the process by which the ill-fated Porsche vehicle was salvaged, it can be inferred that a significant amount of shock was inflicted at the time of the accident. The driver’s side C-pillar and rear fender were severely dented, and all glass was broken. The photo after salvage shows the front body of the car on the driver’s side completely gone.

Facebook PNW Porsche
Facebook PNW Porsche

The car had a temporary license plate attached
Restoration seems difficult

What is especially unfortunate is that this vehicle was released not long ago. The temporary license plate on the rear of the accident vehicle implies this. Restoring the vehicle will be challenging as it is severely damaged, and the entire vehicle has been decapitated. Even if customers decide to revive it, the estimate may be at a level where it would be better to buy a new car.

This vehicle is equipped with a 4.0L horizontally opposed 6-cylinder naturally aspirated engine, generating a maximum output of 525 horsepower and a maximum torque of 47.4kgf.m. The 7-speed PDK transmits driving force to the rear wheels, enabling acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds. The maximum speed is 296 km (184 mph). Unlike the typical 911, this model focuses on track driving and boasts a unique exhaust sound by sticking to a high-rpm naturally aspirated engine.

Accident location / Facebook PNW Porsche
Facebook PNW Porsche

What’s the price of this vehicle?
Used vehicles are more expensive

The local price of this model starts at $241,300. However, due to the long wait for delivery, used vehicles are sold at a higher price than new vehicles. In some cases, it is traded for around $366,945, and new vehicle listings with all popular colors and options have a price tag that is twice that of a new vehicle.

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