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    Thread: Crazy crash - RS6 in half

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      03-02-2007 05:16 AM #1





      http://www.rs6.com/forum/showt...age=2

      Crazy thing about this is that the driver walked out of the car almost with no injuries and phoned the emergency services himself.

      Quote, originally posted by Ian Ward@RS6.com »

      What you see is what you get, i.e. there was no cutting of the vehicle prior to the pictures being taken.
      It is my brother-in-law that you see holding the mobile phone, he honestly doesn't know the speed that he was going at but wasn't near as fast as he has done in the past on that particular part of the road.

      Although the road was completely dry he said that it felt he was on ice and the car just careened into the tree. He actually called the emergency services and climbed out of the car by himself, he spent only a couple of hours in hospital, apart from a few minor scratches he got a bandage around his little finger, I told him if he's not already religious he should take it up ASAP!

      The car WAS a pristine RS6 ABT, I was supposed to pick it up that very day to borrow it from him for a week as I've always wanted to try out the ABT version. He really should have simply told me that he didn't want me to drive his car I'm so happy he is alive and all in one piece.


      Link to a news story in english:
      http://www.station.lu/newsDetails.cfm?id=16233


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      03-02-2007 05:23 AM #2
      Ummmm..... wow. That dude needs to buy a lottery ticket.

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      03-02-2007 05:47 AM #3
      Good thing he was alone in the car.

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      03-02-2007 05:56 AM #4
      Quote, originally posted by eeki »

      Crazy thing about this is that the driver walked out of the car almost with no injuries and phoned the emergency services himself.


      Unreal.


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      03-02-2007 06:03 AM #5
      is he going to have anything from the law? jail? ticket?

      thank god he is ok

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    6. 03-02-2007 06:07 AM #6
      Oh God.

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      03-02-2007 06:27 AM #7
      first thought after seeing the 1st and 2nd pic...

      DAMN that's a lot of wires that connect the front and back!


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      03-02-2007 06:36 AM #8
      Quote, originally posted by vag-tan-klan »
      Good thing he was alone in the car.

      Thinking the same thing...

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      03-02-2007 06:45 AM #9

      Is all I can say ...

      These pics prove the theory that in whatever accident, the driver's seat is the safest place in the entire car as the driver will protect himself/herself at all cost. (there is better wording for this theory but I am still at awe just looking at these pics!)


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      03-02-2007 07:07 AM #10
      Quote, originally posted by TopSpeed »

      Is all I can say ...

      These pics prove the theory that in whatever accident, the driver's seat is the safest place in the entire car as the driver will protect himself/herself at all cost. (there is better wording for this theory but I am still at awe just looking at these pics!)

      The only reason the driver's seat is intact is that the car happened to hit the tree at an angle where the seat was not in the way. If the tree sawed through the engine bay like that, it's going to go through sheet metal and door beams just as easy. Did I just miss your sarcasm?

      Of course, I could be wrong. Make a case for why, if you like.

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      03-02-2007 07:11 AM #11
      Divine Intervention, anyone?

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      03-02-2007 07:18 AM #12
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      03-02-2007 07:20 AM #13
      Quote, originally posted by helement2003 »

      DAMN that's a lot of wires that connect the front and back!

      It would seem that is the only thing that connects the front and the back

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      03-02-2007 07:40 AM #14
      From the inside, that wheel looks inside-out.

      I think this is the first thing I've seen on the Vortex that wasn't a re-post.

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      03-02-2007 07:48 AM #15
      Quote, originally posted by gas, meet foot »

      The only reason the driver's seat is intact is that the car happened to hit the tree at an angle where the seat was not in the way. If the tree sawed through the engine bay like that, it's going to go through sheet metal and door beams just as easy. Did I just miss your sarcasm?

      He's not saying that the car is stronger around the driver's seat... rather that in the split second before the car hits the tree (or anything for that matter) the driver is the only one who can do anything about it. Therefore, they will do whatever they can to protect themselves without regard to the other passengers in the car, making the drivers seat the safest one to be in...


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      03-02-2007 07:50 AM #16
      they have car crashes in Europe?!? :gasp:

      he certainly tore the hell out of that thing.


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      03-02-2007 07:51 AM #17
      Those doors look like they can still be opened.

      I wonder if AUdi will want the car back (to examine it).

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      03-02-2007 07:54 AM #18
      Its usually not good to be able to see your taillights from the driver's seat.
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    19. 03-02-2007 07:55 AM #19
      merely a flesh wound

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      03-02-2007 07:56 AM #20
      I'm surprised no-one else said it...

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      03-02-2007 08:09 AM #21
      Holy $hit this guy is lucky, instead of buying a lottery ticket, he should play for at least a sold month or two

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      03-02-2007 08:11 AM #22
      The car's thoughts: So THATS what my arse looks like!

    23. 03-02-2007 08:17 AM #23
      I'm confused on how this happend? I mean I'm no traffic accident reconstructuer, but at the speed it would take to do that to this car, I'm surprised that the back half and front half are so close together with those wires still intack.

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      03-02-2007 08:20 AM #24
      Glad he's alive... but really -- that guy must have been hauling some serious arse to get that car cut in half like that.
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      03-02-2007 08:23 AM #25
      wow . . just wow
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    26. 03-02-2007 08:23 AM #26

      Holy crap! I'm glad to see he's okay... I didn't think anyone would have survived something that bad until I read below.


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      03-02-2007 08:30 AM #27
      Dibs on the wheels. No curbage or bends.

    28. 03-02-2007 08:45 AM #28
      Quote, originally posted by NoDubJustYet »
      they have car crashes in Europe?!? :gasp:

      LOL!


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      03-02-2007 08:47 AM #29
      Quote, originally posted by tyrolkid »
      Dibs on the wheels. No curbage or bends.

      I was thinking the same thing. (if I could use them)

      Glad he's okay, that's just nuts!!


    30. 03-02-2007 08:50 AM #30
      It looks like he crested a hill with a slight bend in it at high speed, with cold tires.

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      03-02-2007 08:52 AM #31
      somethign tell's me he wasnt driving 20 mph.
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    32. 03-02-2007 08:53 AM #32
      He was going 200kph from what I heard on another forum.

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      03-02-2007 09:02 AM #33
      so when do the "What a f*cking idiot!1!!11 he wrecked an $85k car!! OMG!!" posts start?

      oh wait... it's in Luxembourg, not the US. nevermind.


    34. 03-02-2007 09:04 AM #34
      Quote, originally posted by TabulaVicious »
      He was going 200kph from what I heard on another forum.

      Quote, originally posted by Blessed Soul »
      ...he honestly doesn't know the speed that he was going at but wasn't near as fast as he has done in the past on that particular part of the road.


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      03-02-2007 09:05 AM #35
      Quote, originally posted by TabulaVicious »
      He was going 200kph from what I heard on another forum.

      On a mostly dry narrow winding road in a heavy 450+hp car with winter tires... I'd say the contis did him in. I imagine the weight of the car would have no problem overheating an all season tire let alone a winter tire not designed to work when hot.

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