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Old 3rd May 2005, 09:21   #1
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ouch...can't believe the guy just messed his super car like that...it hurts.
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Cool too much power...

too much power an no control is the main cause of the crash
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damn thats a first for sure now. boy are the wrecked exotic people are in luck. and just last night i was telling jigar that there has been no SLR crached ever. freaky stuff
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Just curious! How did you figure out that it is a SLR? I could not find it mentioned anywhere in the news.
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oh god the car has become history
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It is a 3 car accident involving Mercedes Benz, VW Golf and Ford Mondeo. Where is the super car?
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THe car with the reg no NAS 1
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Just curious! How did you figure out that it is a SLR? I could not find it mentioned anywhere in the news.
The nose and headlights....if the headlights had gone too, it could have been the SLK....correct me if i'm wrong!
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Luckily, all three drivers have survived! For sure it wouldnt have been a low-speed crash...Safer cars and the use of seatbelts...Nice post Ajmat!
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Just curious! How did you figure out that it is a SLR? I could not find it mentioned anywhere in the news.

First

Look at the engine and count the manifolds - theres plenty of space around to play "ring a ring a roses". if it was an SLK, it would be a tight fit

Second

Look at the drivers mirror design

Third

The offset number plate

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The car is made of carbon fibre and is stiff and does not crumple unlike metal

"nuff said
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The car is made of carbon fibre and is stiff and does not crumple unlike metal

"nuff said
Man, you should become an automotive forensic technician.
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Man, you should become an automotive forensic technician.
I love watching CSI - You find me home early on Thurs watching Top Gear at 7 then CSI
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well update on the crash is here all of them are released on bail and have to wait till august after the investigations

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http://www.reuters.co.in/locales/c_n...toryID=8369311
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Here another picture, article is a bit exaggerated - too grisly for Team-bhp from an automotive view point. This guy does not deserve good cars

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2005201018,00.html
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