The Indian automobile industry is witnessing a boom, the sales numbers are high, the number of manufacturers who sell their cars and bikes are high as well and the number of supercars and superbikes on Indian roads are at an all time high and are increasing by the year. Having these supercars on our roads are a pleasure, the sound of those high revving engines, the sheer beauty of the car and the engineering finesse of the car are such a joy to behold on our roads, and of course the accelerations are brutal. But, these supercars are immensely powerful and along with the extra power, comes extra responsibility. One needs to handle these cars with caution on our bad roads which the driver of this Aston Martin Rapide obviously did not.
At around 1.30 a.m, on Sunday, 7th December, in Mumbai, an Aston Martin Rapide was over speeding and the driver lost control, it first crashed into an Audi A4 sending the unsuspecting Audi into the opposite lane and head on into a bus, and then the Rapide crashed into a Hyundai Elantra, making it spin 360 degrees. In the process of crashing into these two cars, the Aston Martin lost its front left wheel which came off and ended up on the opposite side of the road. The driver of the Aston got out unscathed and climbed into one of the two Honda CR-V security cars which were following the Aston and drove away from the scene. (Read complete story here)
A while later, when cops arrived at the scene, it was found that the car was registered to Reliance Industries limited. Now, the funny part is on the next day, the company announced that the car was driven by a chauffeur when the accident took place, and that the car was on a maintenance drive since it had not been started that day.
To end on a sarcastic note, we wonder , if ‘the chauffeur’ gets to drive really fast in an Aston Martin at 1.30 a.m, and that too with two security cars for his protection, it really is, the best job in the whole world 😛 .
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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Also see – Aston Martin Rapide accident in Mumbai
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