£150k bill for short lived Porsche owner

The Boxster in its original form. Photo: Reece Garside Photography via Flicr.
The Boxster in its original form. Photo: Reece Garside Photography via Flickr.

A Chinese driver managed to destroy her £50k Porsche Boxster – moments after leaving the dealership. Ping Ch’ang had just picked up her new Porsche from a showroom in Shenyang when she apparently confused the accelerator with the brake, and promptly shot forward into queue of cars waiting at the traffic lights.

Salesman Qiang Chiu was undoubtedly a little surprised. “”We were still waving her goodbye when she shot forward and there was a tremendous bang,” he said, according to the Mirror. “We’d warned her that it was a very powerful car.”

Chinese police have said that as all other cars were stopped, the Porsche driver is responsible, and will have to foot the bill for repairs for all cars involved, and compensation to the drivers, said to be around £150k overall.

Luckily, there were no injuries in the accident (except for the driver’s pride) and for the meantime, the broken Boxster is back at the garage as mechanics attempt to undertake extensive repairs. At least it didn’t have far to go.

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