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    Default Mercedes/McLaren SLR crashed!

    McLaren supercar hit by VW Golf
    Posted Wed, 19 Nov 2003

    The new R4-million McLaren Mercedes Benz SLR, brought from Germany to Cape Town for an official launch, was hit by a VW Golf while being test driven in the city on Tuesday.

    According to witnesses cited by the Cape Times, the Golf "sped through a red light" and hit the SLR, a left-hand drive, on the front right-hand side.

    The Cape Times reports the 1700kg SLR, which is made of immensely strong carbon fibre and has intelligent crumple zones, sustained minimal damage. The Golf had to be towed away.

    Eight SLRs are in Cape Town for the press launch at the V&A Waterfront’s Cape Grace Hotel on Wednesday. Around 140 international motoring journalists have been test driving the vehicle in the city, according to the daily.

    The SLR, with a top speed of 334 kilometres per hour, has a supercharged Mercedez-enz AMG 5.5-litre V8, and takes 3.8 seconds to accelerate to 100 kilometres per hour.
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    oh man that car is sweet!! vw represent!
    Tap, Rack, BANG!

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    hahaha. the VW was destroyed and the benz is just sitting there!!! hahaha. damn poor people, clogging up the roads and driving like poor people!!! (wait a sec, i have a jetta!!! NOOOOO)

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    dddddddaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang.
    the SLR doesn't look like it's even scratched!
    crazy car

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    Just imagine how you'd feel if you got in an accident, got out of your car, and then saw what you hit.........

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    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG that car ROCKS i love it 3.8 seconds 100 KMS! OMG OMG OMG
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    damn vw drivers

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    Originally posted by 403Gemini
    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG that car ROCKS i love it 3.8 seconds 100 KMS! OMG OMG OMG
    Okay, that just sounded GAY GAY GAY!

    Nice work taking the Mercedes out Fellow Dubber! hahaha Same car as mine too, :tongue:


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    The 1700kg SLR, which is made of immensely strong carbon fibre and has intelligent crumple zones, sustained minimal damage.
    That car is crazy tough. It hardly looks damaged at all from the pictures. I guess you need that kind of strength if you're driving 334km/h.

    I feel sorry for the driver of the golf. His car had to be towed away AND he hit one of the nicest cars in the city. I bet "minimal damage" still equates to at least $10000... And still that's less than 1/50th of the value of the car.

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    hahahahahaha, its like a little midget, weighing in at like 50 pounds running into a brick wall.

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    i call photoshop... that golf is pretty fubar in comparision to the unscathed benz

    hard to believe that the windows on the benz wouldnt even be broken

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    All I have to say is... another AMG killer!
    Originally posted by SEANBANERJEE
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    Originally posted by sputnik
    i call photoshop... that golf is pretty fubar in comparision to the unscathed benz

    hard to believe that the windows on the benz wouldnt even be broken
    not everything in this world is photoshop....

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    Originally posted by Superesc


    not everything in this world is photoshop....
    perhaps... but that golf also looks like it hit a pole... and not the flat side of a car

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    Originally posted by sputnik


    perhaps... but that golf also looks like it hit a pole... and not the flat side of a car
    Which is true...far too grat a curve in the middle of that grill...

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    HOLY FUCK!!!! FUCK MAN!!!

    Poor SLR...Got any more pics rage? But the SLR destroyed the VW haha

    Still, shitty for the Benz

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    The news story doesn't have a link back to the paper or carry the authors name or name of the paper it started in. Doesn't look real, I think someone on the net is having a little fun.
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    If that was a photoshop it's a damn good one. Look at teh reflection of the guy in the back left corner on the rear windows and rear fender of the car. Plus look at teh shadow on the drivers seat - I think it's from teh guy on the far right of the picture. Also, teh reflection of the VW's hood in the black paint is pretty nice. I'm thinking this pic is real....

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    But how can the VW have so much damage, and the SLR not even a scratch

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