An Aston Martin registered on the name of Reliance Ports bearing the registration number MH-01-BK-99 collided with two cars; Audi A4 and Hyundai Elantra on Mumbai’s Pedder Road at around 1:30 AM in the morning on Sunday. The British luxury supercar rear ended an Audi A4 sedan so hard that it jumped the divider before crashing into a oncoming private bus. The Rapide was moving so fast that it had a second collision with a Hyundai Elantra and one of its wheels broke-off, still the Rapide travelled 200 metres on three wheels and halted in front of Cadbury House.
The driver then jumped out the car and the security person’s bundled the driver into one of the SUVs and sped-off. Luckily the occupants of the Audi A4 escaped unhurt, but the three occupants of the Hyundai Elantra sustained minor injuries in the pile-up. The Rapide looks like it will be added to the junkyard heap and I hope they catch the idiotic driver. The supposed driver of the Rapide is unknown at the moment, but the driver has been booked under sections 279 (rash driving) and 337 (endangering life or personal safety of others) of the IPC and relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act.
Reliance spokesperson stated that it was the chauffeur who was at the wheel and the Aston Martin Rapide (MH-01-BK99) in question was on a routine trip. However, the Audi A4 owner 25-year old Foram Ruparel said, she had seen young man driving the big toy and when the car halted after the accident, the driver was promptly taken away from the scene in one of the SUV by the security personnel. The young man is believed to be Akash Ambani, but Bansilal Joshi (55), Reliance driver, has claimed responsibility for the crash and while he has not yet been arrested, further investigations are in progress to find out who was driving the car. CCTV footage from all junctions is being examined for further evidence in the case.
Refresher – Power for the Aston Martin Rapide comes from a 6.0-litre V12 engine making 470 Bhp and a peak torque of 600 Nm. Mated to a Touchtronic 2 6-speed gearbox with electronic shift-by-wire control system, the, Aston Martin Rapide can go from 0 to 100 kph in 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 303 kph. In India, the Aston Martin Rapide is priced at Rs. 3,96,38,339 (on-road Mumbai) and Rs. 3,98,40,719 (on-road Delhi).
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