Brand new Porsche totalled as it leaves showroom

Time 10:29 am, September 16, 2014

porsche boxsterA DEALER had only just waved goodbye to a £50,000 Porsche when its new owner crashed it into a queue of cars.

Ping Ch’ang was driving up to a set of traffic lights in Shenyang, China, when she hit the accelerator pedal instead of the brake and caused £150,000 of damage.

The 27-year-old driver had just turned out of the Porsche garage and was still waving to the dealership staff when she suddenly speeded into a queue of cars waiting at a red light.

The Mirror reported that Porsche dealer Qiang Chiu said: ‘We were still waving her goodbye when she shot forward and there was a tremendous bang.’

The white Porsche Boxster is expected to need extensive repairs. He added: ‘We all ran over and she wasn’t hurt but the car was a real mess. We pushed it back to the showroom where it is with the mechanics. We’d warned her that it was a very powerful car.’

A witness, Zhang Ko, also commented on the crash, saying: ‘She seemed to be trying to change lanes when without warning she shot forwards.’

The Boxster is capable of 0-62mph in just 5.7 seconds and has a top speed of 162mph.

Police spokesman Ho Hsia said: ‘All the other cars were stationary so she bears the responsibility for the accident and is liable for compensation.’

Rebecca Chaplin's avatar

Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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