A woman driver ruined her brand new Porsche after crashing it seconds after leaving the car showroom. Salesman Qiang Chiu said: “We were still waving her goodbye when she shot forward and there was a tremendous bang”.
He added: “We all ran over and she wasn’t hurt but the car was a real mess. We pushed it back to the showroom where it is with the mechanics. “We’d warned her that it was a very powerful car.” The white Boxster, capable of 0-62mph in just 5.7 seconds and with a top speed of 162mph – is expected to need extensive repairs, as are the four vehicles she hit. Police spokesman Ho Hsia said: “All the other cars were stationary so she bears the responsibility for the accident and is liable for compensation.”
Horrified Ping Ch’ang totalled the Boxster after mixing up the throttle and the brake as she approached a set of traffic lights in Shenyang, China. The 27-year-old driver had just turned out of the Porsche garage and was on her way home when she suddenly accelerated into a queue of cars waiting at a red light. Witness Zhang Ko said: “She seemed to be trying to change lanes when without warning she shot forwards.