A 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS dived head first into a river at the Porsche Amsterdam dealership today. An image surfaced minutes later after the unfortunate accident and has so far gone viral on the internet.
It’s not clear as to what caused this accident but it appears as if the 500 hp sportscar slipped off the edge of the dealership floor before diving into the Oostwetering canal. Luckily, the car was stopped by a slope before entering fully into the river. It was quickly pulled out before sustaining any further damage – the engine was not damaged in the incident but the front will likely be needing a new bumper unit.
The GT3 RS had just received a new Gulf livery before this incident and was only moments away from delivery.
Hans van der Valk, owner of Porsche Centrum Amsterdam, said: “It’s one of our top models now with his nose in the water. But where people are. mistakes are made and here it is purely a mechanic who has made a mistake.”
The 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is powered by a 4.0 liter flat-six engine producing 500 hp and 460 nm of torque. It has a top speed of 315 km/h and can accelerate from naught to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, it’s only available with a 7-speed PDK gearbox.
[Photo via RS Porsche Magazine]