This parking ‘stunt’ isn’t for the faint-hearted. A driver, reportedly in Essex in England, drove his new Porsche to stardom after he did an impossible trick he mightily regretted.
The act was caught on camera and shared on Twitter on Nov. 20 by @oldschoolbiker4. In the video, the driver is seen gliding his Porsche Taycan up an elevated track on a residential street. The driver then stops briefly before attempting to drive his way up the road. However, the driver appears to accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brakes, resulting in the car veering toward the wall, barreling across a lawn, and crashing into another car parked below.
The other car slid away from the kerb as the Porche came crashing down.
The video has since gone viral with over 4 million views. According to The Sun, the incident happened in Manningtree, Essex. The Porsche seen in the video was reportedly a brand new one and the driver was still learning to control it. Neighbors who heard a “loud crashing noise” raced to help the driver, who clambered out from the passenger’s side.
“I feel sorry for the guy. He was visiting a neighbour of mine,” a neighbor told the outlet. “I heard it and went to offer some help to make sure he was ok. Luckily, there were no serious injuries.”
The ill-fated car was later towed away by a recovery truck.
Amused viewers left hilarious comments on the post, with many of them saying they didn’t see it coming. “This was more dramatic than I expected,” one user said. “Holy sh– !! Was not expecting that !!” said another.
Some users even likened the driver’s hapless parking skills to the year 2020. “If 2020 was parking a car…” one user said.
Predictably, some users were outraged. “What a waste of a beautiful Porsche…criminal,” one comment read.
Taycans are fully-electric and can cost more than £130,000. The cars have the potential to go to 62mph from 0 in just 2.8 seconds when accelerated.