Terrible to see. Hopefully it was a dealer demo so there is no owner who needs to wait a long time for a replacement.
Hard to assume what happened but definitely sad to see.
And the car comes from Jack Daniels Porsche in New Jersey (from license plate).....serving Jack Daniels when you pick up car?
Agreed. With the turbo s, when I floored it, I felt like I no longer was in control.I have had mine for over 1000 miles and I STILL won’t push the car under all circumstances. And I have quite a bit of stick time in fast EVs (and cars like turbo Alfas, etc). It is another level of responsive. Can you imagine coming from what you consider to be a “fast” sports ICE, going around a corner, then flooring it in anticipation BEFORE you have fully finished the turn because you are used to 200-500 ms of lag. And then discovering there is no lag and you just flung sideways?
It is an extremely powerful and dangerous racing engine designed and built by automotive genius Ben Cranem. It could reach velocities so high that it negatively affects the driver's sense of coordination. Ten years prior to the events of the series, it took the lives of five test drivers, with Cranem himself being one of them. The GRX had gained notoriety from these events among automotive experts, Pops Racer included. Five years after the crash that had killed Cranem, the engine was buried with the body of its creator at the Spook Cemetary. In Part 1, the GRX was unearthed from Ben Cranem's grave by Oriana Flub and her subordinates, who intended to use it to win the Grand Prix of the Orient.
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