Porsche 911 GT2 RS wrecked in idiotic overtake attempt in Melbourne

Posted on June 20, 2024Comments Off on Porsche 911 GT2 RS wrecked in idiotic overtake attempt in Melbourne

A Melbourne driver could face hefty fines after a dimwitted attempt to overtake a truck in a circa-$650,000 Porsche 911 GT2 RS went awry.

A video uploaded to the Dashcam Australia Facebook group shows the high-power 911 GT2 RS attempting to go past a truck in Port Melbourne, though it soon runs out of road, clipping a kerb and hitting the truck.

While off the road, the Porsche hits at least one road sign, causing even more damage to the supercar.

A Highway Patrol BMW X5 was on the scene within a matter of seconds of the Porsche coming to a rest, though Victoria Police hasn’t commented on whether the 911 was involved in a pursuit leading up to the crash.

An image uploaded in the same post shows the extent of the damage, with its entire left side beaten and bruised, and the passenger-side rear wheel ripped from the suspension along with the brake assembly.

Though it’s not yet known how extensive the damage to the Porsche is, it’s likely the supercar – which retailed for as much as $645,400 before on-road costs when new – will be a financial write off.

A closer examination of the photo shows there may also be damage to its twin-turbo 3.8-litre flat-six engine, which was capable of producing 515kW of power and 750Nm of torque – outputs which were evidently too much for its driver to handle.

In Victoria, careless driving can incur a $462 fine and a three demerit point penalty for first-time offenders, while dangerous driving strangely only carries a $240 fine and no demerit points.

Victoria Police have confirmed it’s investigating the collision, though no injuries to any road users have been reported.

“Anyone with information, CCTV/dashcam footage or who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or log onto www.crimestoppers.com.au,” a police spokesperson said.