The driver of a Porsche 918 Spyder has lost control of the wheel and crashed into a crowd in Malta, leaving 21 people injured.
Supercar events can turn from fun to a disaster in no time, especially if a driver doesn’t really know what he is doing behind the wheel. This is the case here where a Porsche 918 Spyder has been crashed into the crowd in Malta, leaving 21 people injured. The incident took place at the Paqpali Motor Show on the island and the video posted below is showing the exact moment of impact and a short aftermath as it has been filmed by a bystander.
The Porsche 918 Spyder is the most powerful ever road-going vehicle signed by the German based automaker. This is a response to the Ferrari LaFerrari and the McLaren P1 and it has been officially presented to the public at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, in its final production form. The hybrid hypercar has a two-door roadster body style and it stands at 4,643 mm long, 1,940 mm wide and 1,167 mm tall. The vehicle has a rear mid-engine and all-wheel drive layout and it is making use of a 4.6 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine and two electric motors. The total output sent to the wheels stands at 887 HP (661 kW) and 1,280 Nm (940 lb-ft) of torque. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the 918 Spyder needs just 2.5 seconds and it can go up to a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).