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Old 27th April 2015, 06:28   #1141
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Aston Martin Vantage crashes in Delhi.

Looks like a blue Aston Martin Vantage was damaged in Delhi when the driver alleges to have tried avoiding hitting a dog, lost control and crashed head on into a tree.

The front looks heavily damaged. TOI says engine is damaged.

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Oh no! Seems to be a bad bad time for super cars in Delhi. Third crash in less than a month.

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Oh no! One more down! A bad time for Supercars in India. This marks the 4th crash including the murcielago, SV, Porsche and the BMW Z4. :(
Respect for the owner though as he tried to save the dog. I hope it'll be back on roads soon.
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Oh cock! Seems to be a bad bad time for super cars in Delhi. Third crash in less than a month.
I think the Delhi boys need to just park their vehicles for the month.

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Respect for the owner though as he tried to save the dog. I hope it'll be back on roads soon.
If the owner had control..the dog and the car would have been safe. These cars take mere seconds to come to a halt from decent speeds.
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If the owner had control..the dog and the car would have been safe. These cars take mere seconds to come to a halt from decent speeds.
On a second thought, I was thinking the same when I read the comments over this. Everyone is saying that the particular stretch has less traffic and people show their driving skills. This car can come to an hault if the brakes are slammed!
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On a second thought, I was thinking the same when I read the comments over this. Everyone is saying that the particular stretch has less traffic and people show their driving skills. This car can come to an hault if the brakes are slammed!
Where the consulates are, the road is wide, less but not zero traffic. There is also no need to slam the brakes..just gear down with the brakes. They do also have ABS and Traction control which helps a lot. I bring my car down from high speeds to enter the toll line on the sealink in seconds.

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Where the consulates are, the road is wide, less but not zero traffic. There is also no need to slam the brakes..just gear down with the brakes. They do also have ABS and Traction control which helps a lot. I bring my car from the way over permissible limits to enter the toll line on the sealink in seconds.
Lets not speculate or doubt the drivers skill, we weren't in the car to know the real circumstance. The dog could have jumped to the road suddenly a few meters away from the car, it's nearly impossible to stop no matter how good your brakes are. Moreover, we are all humans and reactions to sudden freak situations changes your ability to react effectively at times. Best to give the guy a benefit of doubt rather than speculate on his errors. Afterall, he did save a dogs life.
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If the owner had control..the dog and the car would have been safe. These cars take mere seconds to come to a halt from decent speeds.
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On a second thought, I was thinking the same when I read the comments over this. Everyone is saying that the particular stretch has less traffic and people show their driving skills. This car can come to an hault if the brakes are slammed!
Please consult a table of minimum stopping distances, such as is available in UK Highway code. No argument that the brakes may be built to cope with the car's power, but you will not find a separate column for supercars in those tables. One of the reasons for this is that thinking time remains constant, whatever car one is driving.

As for seconds: it is sobering to consider how far a car travels, at different speeds in one second. Please look at this and play with the table. City-speed-limit 40kph is 11 metres in one second.
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This car can come to an hault if the brakes are slammed!
Yes, it can come to a halt when the brakes are slammed. The same can't be said about the cars behind it, can it?

Also, pointless speculating all of this. As speedy said, it's best the Delhi boys park their rides for a while. Or take their driving skills to the track. No dogs there...oh wait!



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Please consult a table of minimum stopping distances, such as is available in UK Highway code. No argument that the brakes may be built to cope with the car's power, but you will not find a separate column for supercars in those tables. One of the reasons for this is that thinking time remains constant, whatever car one is driving
check Season 22 for some of braking tests TG did in Australia -

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On the second day, concerned about animals jumping out into the road, the trio set about testing their brakes. Using an empty stretch of straight road, each presenter had to accelerate to 60 mph (97 km/h), and then brake when they reached a checkered flag marker. The Highway Code claims that braking distance at this speed will be 240 ft (73 m). The three men quickly make a mockery of this distance with the 2.5 long tons (2.5 t) Bentley stopping in less than half the distance. The M6 managed an even shorter distance than the Bentley, despite having steel, not ceramic brakes. The GT-R braked faster than the Bentley, but was not as quick as the BMW. Despite the BMW's win, Clarkson says the test was not about the win, but about disproving the Highway Code.

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Specific attempts to challenge stopping distances, and achieve the minimum possible, are meaningless outside the tests. If the recommended numbers are conservative, that is just how it should be.
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What is happening to Delhi and its Supercars. Almost 3-4 major crashes of really nice exoticas in a month. Rising tempratures probably are not proving very good.

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What is happening to Delhi and its Supercars. Almost 3-4 major crashes of really nice exoticas in a month. Rising tempratures probably are not proving very good.

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Hi Rachit. What's with the analogy between soaring temperature and supercar crashes?

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Hi Rachit. What's with the analogy between soaring temperature and supercar crashes?

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I apologize for the shameless linkup to the onset of summers.
Didn't mean anything negative.

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From today's news paper.
Happened near Pala, Kerala
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From today's news paper.
Happened near Pala, Kerala

Tata calling Tata.

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