Son, you're in a heap of trouble

F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,212
edited April 7 in The Clubhouse
Today in NYC



It's a Gemballa Mirage GT, one of 25 ever made and worth $750k. The driver was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and reckless driving. He took out 5 cars in total.
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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,769
    These guys get in these super/hyper cars and turn off all the nannies like traction control and stability control and think they can handle the car!

    Dummies!
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,550
    During these times there’s plenty of open road elsewhere just a few miles away...the city though...yup dummies
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  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,674
    Well, well. It seems we DO lead the nation in morons after all, eh Jesse? :D
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • mrbigbluelightmrbigbluelight Posts: 8,152
    Oh oh, better get Maaco !
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 4,006
    I would imagine Daddy posted Bail shortly after.
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,422
    edited April 7
    Money can't buy common sense. Just awesome cars, women, mansions, politicians, and more money.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,769
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Money can't buy common sense. Just awesome cars, women, mansions, politicians, and more money.

    Hmm, compelling argument! I might take that trade! 😅😅
  • msgmsg Posts: 6,153
    But was the Blaupunkt pull-out recovered?
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,506
    Heck, that'll buff right out.

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,626
    I hope he was on a test drive.
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

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  • xschopxschop Posts: 1,839
    His insurance premiums have now surpassed his car note.
  • msgmsg Posts: 6,153
    That was a dude named Ben Chen, apparently, and he's wrecked a bunch of cars like this one.
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  • mantismantis Posts: 15,986
    How incredibly stupid can anyone be? These types of things are all over youtube.
    I watch people with very nice high performance cars drive them like they stole them. Having no respect for such beautiful machines. As a car guy it makes me sad inside.
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    1 of 25? To me, this feels like a death of exquisite automotive race craft history more than a simple automotive accident. If I were a manufacturer and found out this cat (or another family member) wants to purchase another exotic car? DENIED!!!

    Go trash a Mustang or something that is a dime a dozen, you stupid heap of puss.

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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,550
    How about quit trashing cars before you kill someone other than yourself
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  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,852
    Same basic car that killed Paul Walker. The Carrera GT does not have (never had) any stability control nannys. That's why you see these crazy wrecks with it.
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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,769
    billbillw wrote: »
    Same basic car that killed Paul Walker. The Carrera GT does not have (never had) any stability control nannys. That's why you see these crazy wrecks with it.

    No stability control but I'm pretty sure they had traction control. None the less is has been notoriously difficult to handle when being pushed.
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 1,087
    edited April 8
    When I had my modded MINI Cooper S that I use to do track days with I use to love passing high HP cars driven by rich guys who couldn't drive in the corners. Of course on the straights they would pass me as it took no talent to do that.

    They hated getting passed by a lowly MINI Cooper. When I saw them in the pit area I would always wave at them as I drove by, needless to say I got a lot of dirty looks.

    If you're going to have a car like that you need to have the talent to drive it or a least have some one on one driver training with a Pro.
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  • MilitoMilito Posts: 1,087
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    During these times there’s plenty of open road elsewhere just a few miles away...the city though...yup dummies

    Only problem with that is he might have been going way over the speed limit on an open road and lost it and killed someone or several people.

    They need too take his license away and never give it back before he kills someone.
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  • huggieshuggies Posts: 143
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Money can't buy common sense. Just awesome cars, women, mansions, politicians, and more money.

    and freedom. Had I done this, I'd still be in jail.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,972
    It will take 300k to fix it, and somebody out there will do so. Not a total loss. When I see a P-51 or other WW2 aircraft go down, those are losses that will never come back, as even the pieces are too stressed to fly again. They are the ones that break my heart.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,212
    If you watch the very beginning of the video you can see he loses control as the car hits the painted white lines and there are a lot of painted white lines, which have a very different grip factor than asphalt. That could explain the loss of control. Another possible reason is a crown in the road at the intersection. Regardless, as noted that car is notoriously difficult to handle and being high on drugs (I'm betting coke) sure doesn't help.
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  • Nesmith98Nesmith98 Posts: 136
    Police seem pretty cavalier about it. Looks like he was even going to get back into the car when the officer told him to "stand over there". Most people would be handcuffed and/or licking the pavement just for doing that, especially since the police probably had to drive thru a trail of destruction.

    Those rear/mid engine cars have no forgiveness even in a slight fishtail. That weight wants to come to the front like a dart being thrown backwards. I agree @F1nut this happened in the morning, those lines were most likely wet with dew.
  • zarrdosszarrdoss Posts: 2,551
    Kind of curious as to why he was not even handcuffed? This has got to be the calmest officer I have seen given the circumstances.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,037
    edited April 9
    Edited for redundancy.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,972
    zarrdoss wrote: »
    Kind of curious as to why he was not even handcuffed? This has got to be the calmest officer I have seen given the circumstances.

    Perhaps because he wasn't playing with his kid in a park despite some bozo governor's over-reaching stay at home order...
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