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Old 12th April 2015, 13:29   #1081
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News of a Porsche 911 being crashed is revolving around facebook. It's stated as below-
A 2012 Porsche 911 crashed on the Outer Ring Road at Hyderabad earlier this morning.
According to the owner, the car hydroplaned in a puddle of water before hitting a divider and catching fire.
Luckily, nobody was injured in this freak accident.

Source: Driver Cult facebook page

Saw a comment on the pic itself where a person claimed to watch this happen live. Visited his Facebook account and it was true. He had few pictures of the crash and he stated that the Porsche was doing 250km/h+ on the wet road.
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Old 12th April 2015, 17:05   #1082
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Found some more pictures got them as a forward on what's app what does hydroplaned mean exactly ?
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Found some more pictures got them as a forward on what's app what does hydroplaned mean exactly ?
Aqua/hydroplaned, he entered a puddle of water/liquid and lost contact with the road, and consequently, all grip. Pretty common, not necessary to be travelling at too high a speed.
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Found some more pictures got them as a forward on what's app what does hydroplaned mean exactly ?
This is aquaplaning. A thin film of water gets stuck in between the tires and the road surface, thereby making the vehicles lose traction.

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You need water on the road and a speed of, if I remember correctly, around 80kph, which I suppose is not too high.

All you need to skid is a slippery, for example wet, surface: aquaplaning needs actual water between surface and rubber --- but, with monsoon-type cloudbursts, and poor road drainage, that is not so uncommon. Still, in my opinion, most people who claim to have aquaplaned didn't: they skidded. And yes, a skid can be just as disastrous.

When the sky opens up, and suddenly there is half an inch of water on the road, it might be called a "freak" accident, but the message is, in wet weather, go slow.
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Here's the report on the Porsche 911 Turbo: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/46901268.cms
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I'm guessing this was an AWD? Nevertheless, 500 BHP + wet roads demand a conservative driving style.

Water generally accumulates on the side of the road. It's best to drive in the middle lane under such circumstances. The Mumbai-Pune expressway has innumerable puddles of water in the right-most lane when it's raining heavily. Impossible to drive in that lane.

Unfortunately, the 911's techno-wizardry (ESP etc.) would have limited use when the tyres have no contact with the ground.

R-I-P to a seriously wicked car.
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Thats a 997 1st gen Porsche Turbo (pre 2008 in this particular case) and not a 2012. This particular car has had multiple owners and its very sad to see it in ashes.
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If we look closely, the car was on the wrong side of the road. So it must have crashed through the divider and landed on the other side.

Good to know no-one was injured. This lunatic would have made matters worse if the car crashed onto some vehicle coming in the opposite side of the road.
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If we look closely, the car was on the wrong side of the road. So it must have crashed through the divider and landed on the other side.
The difference between aquaplaning and skidding is very real, but also, in a way, only academic: the car was very likely going in the "right" direction before the event. Pure-conjecture alert, but it is possible, even likely, that it spun.

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Good to know no-one was injured. This lunatic would have made matters worse if the car crashed onto some vehicle coming in the opposite side of the road.
It's quite likely that the car was not being driven with due regard to the road surface, weather conditions, etc. That's bad driving, but, assuming that it was on the wrong side of the road, it depends on the amount of the excess speed, etc, if we can call it lunacy.

I'm boringly regular in my reminders that accidents don't "just happen," very, very few of them are really "freak" and that the driver[s] of one or more of the vehicles in any "accident" are responsible, not the rain, fog, tree, wall or other stationary object. What I don't type, in all those posts, is my reminder to myself that I'm no angel and certainly not a highly-skilled driver.

I learnt about aquaplaning the hard way. I did not reduce my speed, which was probably over 80MPH, on a UK motorway, when it began to rain torrentially and soon felt like the car was flying, not driving on the road. There was another car on each side of me. First, I was incredibly lucky that the road was straight, and thecar kept going almost straight, and second, I had the good sense to realise that I should do nothing very carefully, except decelerate until hopefully the car got a grip again. It was all over in a few moments. else that hire car might have needed some deep cleaning of the seat before I returned it. Or there might have been a high speed accident in which people would very possibly have died.

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OT - I have hydroplaned atop BETL (ECity to Blore City) in a plain-jane Indigo CS at less than 50ish KMPH. It was death before my eyes and absolutely nothing will help, effectively nearly all tyres are above road (no contact left), neither brakes, not steering will help. Just pray it ends well without major damages. Thankfully it was less than 2 seconds in my case and the puddle ended and contact was regained.
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A Z4 seems to have crashed in Gurgaon yesterday.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/46901982.cms
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Thats a 997 1st gen Porsche Turbo (pre 2008 in this particular case) and not a 2012. This particular car has had multiple owners and its very sad to see it in ashes.
This belonged to the Adar Poonawala stable when bought new. There is also another black MH-12-AP-xxxx black porsche turbo that had metallic blue wrap which came from the same stable and sold to mumbai and then down south. Are both these cars the same?

It's strange that the car has caught fire in the front. Porsches are notorious on catching fire but most often emerging from the rear as the car is rear engined.
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This belonged to the Adar Poonawala stable when bought new. There is also another black MH-12-AP-xxxx black porsche turbo that had metallic blue wrap which came from the same stable and sold to mumbai and then down south. Are both these cars the same?
No, they are two different cars. The black 911 Turbo with blue wrap is now unwrapped and is now at Kerala.
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If we look closely, the car was on the wrong side of the road. So it must have crashed through the divider and landed on the other side.

Good to know no-one was injured. This lunatic would have made matters worse if the car crashed onto some vehicle coming in the opposite side of the road.
The car was not on the wrong way, and owner is a good friend, just bad judgment of speeding on wet roads.

Aquaplaned, hit the road barrier on the right side which had an opening and spun backwards in the process rupturing the fuel tank. The Engine did not catch fire first, it was the fuel tank leak that lead to the car being Gutted.

The owner walked away scratchless.

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