A Porsche driver had a very expensive parking fail when they accidentally slammed on the accelerator and went speeding over a wall into another car.
The motorist hit an SUV parked in a driveway and then careered over a wall and landed on another car in the street in the Essex coastal town of Manningtree.
While he managed to escape unharmed, the driver is believed to have bought the £83,000 Porsche Taycan just five days before yesterday’s accident.
CCTV footage from another house captured the disaster on a quiet cul-de-sac involving what is believed to be a powerful electric Porsche Taycan.
In the clip, the Porsche is seen slowly making its way up a sloped driveway. It stops on the hill as though about to park then unexpectedly swerves to the right.
The car speeds into an SUV parked in front of a garage and sends it spinning towards the house, before continuing on its path of destruction and careering over a wall.
It lands on top of a parked car below, sending it skidding down the road. The Porsche finally stops, balanced precariously between the wall and the blue car.
Neighbours say the driver was visiting friends in the house on the right of a shared driveway when he suddenly lost control of his car, and it crashed into a black SUV outside the garage.
It then careered across the front lawn and over a wall before smashing into a blue BMW 120d car which was parked on the road.
The BMW was owned by one of the occupants of the house he was visiting.
By coincidence, the family living in the house moved out today, leaving the BMW with a badly dented nearside door and smashed window on the driveway.
A neighbour said: ‘There was a woman living in the house with her two adult sons and I think one of the boys owned the blue car which was hit.
The Porsche motorist hit an SUV parked in a driveway and then careered over a wall and landed on another car in the street in the Essex coastal town of Manningtree
‘I was at home and I heard a bang. Later when I went out to see what was going on, I realised what had happened.
‘He must have put his foot on the accelerator instead of the brake because he was not really used to the car as it was so new.
‘He was older than the two boys in the house so I think he might have been a friend of the mother.
‘The car landed on its side meaning he could not get out of the driver’s door, but some neighbours helped him to clamber out of the passenger door.
‘Luckily he was unhurt which is more than you can say about his car. I heard him say, ‘I don’t know how it happened.’
‘People were saying that he had only owned the car for five days and it was brand new. He must have felt awful.
‘Someone called the police because they turned up and stayed here until the cars were towed away.’
Another neighbour said: ‘I went to work and came home a few hours later to find it had all happened.
‘The woman at the house knocked on the door to say she was moving this morning. She told me that the car involved belonged to a friend, so I joked, ‘Are they still a friend?’
CCTV footage from another house captured the disaster on a quiet cul-de-sac involving what is believed to be a powerful electric Porsche Taycan
A neighbour told Sun Online that the Porsche driver had been visiting a neighbour when he crashed and was ‘pretty shaken up’ but didn’t suffer any serious injuries.
They said: ‘I heard it happen, it was a loud crashing noise. He was pretty shaken up. He had a few bumps and bruises, but he was OK. He seemed like a really nice, genuine guy and he’d just smashed up his new Porsche.’
The video posted online yesterday has since received almost 7,000 views.
Viewers have speculated whether the driver had hit the wrong pedal and accelerated rather than braked.
One said: ‘Looks like the accelerator is an on/off switch.’
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Another added: ‘What a waste of a special car.’
‘Hahahahahahaha. Electricity car mayhem,’ said a third.
The Porsche Taycan is amongst the fastest electric cars on the market, with prices starting at £83,000 and rising to £139,000 for the Turbo S model.
The Turbo S hits 60 miles per hour in 2.6 seconds, and 62mph in 2.8 seconds.
The electric super car can also drive up to 253 miles on low-cost electric power and costs only £7.92 for a full charge.
Motoring journalist Adrian Padeanu said the vehicle’s ‘instant torque’ might have been to blame if the driver ‘stepped on the gas pedal a bit too much and the Taycan’s electric motors did their thing’.
Writing on Motor1, he added: ‘After all, even the base 4S has an instant torque of 477 pound-feet (647 Newton-meters) of torque.
‘Porsche has launched a lesser single-motor version with rear-wheel drive, but this car riding on the Mission E concept’s wheels can’t be it since it’s only available in China for the time being.’