2013 Aston Martin Rapide S

Just after we brought you the sad yet somewhat humerous news that a Porsche 997 911 GT3 had been crashed during a test drive, a 2013 Aston Martin Rapide S recently suffered a similar fate in Kuala Lumpur. However, this time it wasn’t a potential customer driving the British luxury sedan, and instead an employee from Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur.

The crash reportedly occurred at around 6:35pm on the 10th of August, 2013 and surprisingly, the Aston Martin employee was completely at fault. The incident took place when the 2013 Aston Martin Rapide S driver sped up to avoid a parked car on the road. However, the Aston Martin employee failed to notice another car pulling out in front of him and joining the same lane. The driver then panicked, and steered right into the curb, a tree and a lamppost.

2013 Aston Martin Rapide S

The crash occurred outside a church and based on the damage suffered to the 2013 Aston Martin Rapide S, it’s obvious the car was travelling at quite a speed with the front right wheel being completely torn from the car. Making the crash all the more bizarre is the fact that the Rapide S has numerous safety systems on board to avoid such incidents. These include anti-locking brakes, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Emergency Brake Assist and massive brake discs and calipers.

[Via: Live Life Drive]

9 COMMENTS

  1. How stupid can this idiot be? There is 2 roundabouts at the road he is using. Why speed at those area? Don't he have a better place to speed like maybe a highway or something? Moron! That's a hospital right at the corner there too…

  2. "Making the crash all the more bizarre is the fact that the Rapide S has numerous safety systems on board to avoid such incidents. These include anti-locking brakes, Electronic Brakeforce Distrbution, Emergency Brake Assist and massive brake discs and calipers."

    These systems does not help idiots avoid accidents. They are there to help idiots that are driving sensibly avoid accidents. So if you think that with all this safety feature you will not crash, you are an idiot.

  3. They won't stop you from having a crash, but one can only imagine that with all that braking tech, it would have been easier and safer to slam on the brakes rather than trying to swerve around the car in front ;)

  4. The driver then paniked (panicked), and streered (steered) right into the curb, a tree and a lamppost (lamp post).
    Despite having hit a curb, tree and lamp post, damage to the car is very minimal.. I can only imaging if the car driven was a Proton!

  5. In panic situtations, they tend to accelerate instead of brake. Just saw an old man drive his car through a cafe entrance this past weekend in Sydney. Instead of braking, he accelerated crashing even more into the cafe.

  6. Brad Anderson The way I interpreted that sentence is that with all these driver assist technology, the accident should not have occur. Even while the car was being piloted by such a driver

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