Wrecked Vette Wednesday: Autobahn Claims 3 Supercars In 2 Days
Getting your license here in the United States is as easy as Sunday morning compared to the rigorous and costly testing in Germany. They take driving seriously there, though the extra effort has its own reward; ze Autobahn. With areas of no speed limits, the Autobahn is a car-lover’s paradise. High gas prices and insurance prices be damned; if you own a supercar, the place to drive it is the Autobahn.
But that doesn’t mean accidents don’t happen. Motor Authority reports that a single stretch of road near central Germany saw three high-powered supercars crash within 48 hours of each other. Among the casualties was a Dodge Viper ACR and a Chevy Corvette.
A combination of wet weather and high-speeds seems to have resulted in the quick succession of crashes, which also included a McLaren MP4-12C supercar. Earlier in the week, a Maserati GranTurismo crashed on the same stretch of the A7 autobahn. The car had been bought just hours earlier.
The Dodge Viper ACR was a reportedly a rental car, and had been in the driver’s possession for just three hours. The McLaren was driven by a 27-year old, and the Corvette… well, it’s a Corvette. The ‘Vette and Viper crashed within hours of each other, within a few yards of all the other supercar accidents.
Sounds like ze Germans have a speeding problem. Or at least a crashing one…