Try Not to Cringe as This Porsche 918 Spyder Crashes
The cool, confident days of the '50s and '60s have given way to the Instagram era of celebrities showing off their stacks of cash, gold watches, and absurdly fast hypercars. It’s usually fairly harmless, but this time, it was that showing off that led to the destruction of an innocent. A Porsche 918 Spyder. Due to a massive display of overcompensation, a perfectly good Porsche 918 Spyder was wrecked as the owner of this glorious hypercar tried to show off in a parking lot. From the video below, the driver seemed to get what the motorcycle world calls, “whiskey throttle.” Whiskey throttle is when you get a bit scared by the sudden burst of acceleration and you pull backwards and get more acceleration. RELATED: The Porsche 918 Spyder is the hybrid hypercar to save the supercar
As owner of the Porsche 918 Spyder was leaving the Epi Plage hotel in Saint Tropez, people gathered to look at the car. The driver then flashed a rock out sign with his hands and slammed on the gas to be cool. Then, seconds later, the million-dollar hypercar slammed into a parked car, narrowly missing a group of people in the process.
You can actually hear his blonde friend scream as the throttle becomes obviously too much for him. But the way he then played off destroying the beautiful hypercar just makes us all want to slap him.
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Rich playboys and their ridiculous supercars once solely inhabited the luxurious world of cruising the French Riviera. Well, it is still inhabited by that group, but gone are the days of suits, bow ties, and dry gin martinis, and in its place, vodka tonics, EDM, and enough Axe body spray to kill an elephant. Maybe we should go back to the days of old? Maybe more of these amazing supercars and hypercars would still be with us?
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