Let’s just say that car prospectors and collectors that buy limited edition or extremely desirable performance machines only to lock them up and wait for its value to climb aren’t on our Christmas card list.
We like seeing these track-ready road machines getting flogged like they were intended to. Whip it to within an inch of its life on a circuit and you’ll most likely find a present with your name on it from us under the Christmas tree.
The upper echelons of high-performance cars are designed for track applications and then tacked on with the bare minimum to pass as street legal. Hence, the best place to exploit their capabilities is on a circuit.
It’s a controlled environment that caters to high speed driving. There’s usually a run-off area if you overcook it as well. However, there’s also no denying that with speed comes a smaller margin for error, regardless of the cause of said error.
Any failure on behalf of the driver or machine is immediately exaggerated and the outcome is usually less than pretty… such as on this occasion.
Monza in Italy is a pretty high-speed circuit and as we mentioned, with speed comes a smaller margin for booboos. That margin was overwhelmed when a Porsche 911 GT2 RS fails to reduce its speed for the tight turn one and plows directly into the side of a Pagani Huayra BC.
Kids, you might want to sit this one out.
The cause has yet to be ascertained but the major casualties; apart from the cars themselves, look to be the Porsche driver’s ego and both their bank accounts.
Damage was significant. If you pay close attention, you’ll also notice the Huayra’s right door pops open after the impact. We’re no experts but that doesn’t quite seem very safe for crash protection.
Fortunately, both drivers appear to be unscathed and you can see the Porsche driver get out of his car at the very end. We pray they don’t shy away from continuing to drive their cars like the gods intended following this incident.