Porsche Carrera GT Suffers Death By Teenager

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This one comes to us from the offices of intrepid commenter Drachen, who chatted up the driver of this flatbed after seeing its cargo — the remains of a Porsche Carrera GT in an Atlanta-area parking lot. According to the driver, he'd just pulled an all-nighter driving from Miami to Atlanta to deliver the car to the shipping docks so it could be crated and sent back to Germany. Seems the car was destroyed at the hands of — you guessed it — a teenager, and on prom night, no less.


This is getting to be an epidemic here lately. First it was the flying M5, then it was a disintegrated SLR, followed closely by an upended M3. It's craziness. If you have a very nice, very fast car DO NOT GIVE THE KEYS TO YOUR DUMB KID. Given the baked-in stupidity of your average teen, mixed with the "Look how cool I am" braggadocio inherent in prom night, one would think this idea would have been self-evident to the Florida family who handed over the keys to little Timmy so he could impress his prom date. We have a secret for you, Timmy's dad: If you're loaded enough to have a Porsche Carrera GT, and Timmy can't seal the deal without driving it, little Timmy is a failure.

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keelay at 08:24 AM

Ok so their prom was in the middle of the summer? One month before the next school year starts?

What school might that be, i'm from Florida.

Which may explain why you don't read so well.....

commander205 at 02:15 PM

If you re-read the article, flat-bed guy was doing the haul to send it from ATL back to the Fatherland, not accident cleanup in Miami. A prom accident makes sense because it would have sat in an insurance lot for a month or two while Mr. Moneybags argued with the insurance company over the settlement amount. And then the insurance company had to shop the remnants for a few

weeks before finding a German who wanted a good weekend project.

Remember too, that I was talking to a driver who probably got his information third hand.