Audi TT Totaled in Shocking South Africa Crash

An Audi TTS coupe was involved in the scariest crash we saw all year, about a week ago in Johannesburg, South Africa. What's different about this crash is that it happened without any other cars around. It's almost like watching a Mustang leave a car meet.
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A CCTV camera captured the horrifying moment where the German sportscar turned onto Rivonia Road and totally lost control. It seems to have been traveling at some serious pace, as the Audi is sent flying through the air and crashes through numerous signs and a wall.

Paramedics arrived on the scene within minutes and found a young woman they believe to be in her early 20s. She was taken to hospital in critical condition.

“ER24 paramedics responded to the scene after receiving the emergency call at 05h15‚” ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said in a statement on Monday. “Upon arrival‚ paramedics found a wrecked performance vehicle lying next to a wall. The woman was found lying a short distance behind the vehicle. Paramedics assessed the woman and found that she had sustained numerous injuries and was in a critical condition.”

The aftermath of the crash is equally as shocking, and we can hardly believe she even managed to crawl away from the wreckage.

The engine and gearbox can be seen broken into pieces by the severe crash. The left side of the TTS is caved and mangled. Fortunately, they use RHD cars in South Africa. Cracked rims, torn suspension - not a single piece has been left intact.

While not the ultimate speed machine, the TTS is relatively light and makes the most of its 310 horsepower 2-liter turbo engine. It will hit 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds, just to give you an idea of its capabilities. Much of the bodywork is made from aluminum.

Back in 2015, the TT scored only a 4-star safety rating with Euro NCAP"amongst other reasons due to lack of latest advanced technologies such as autonomous emergency braking.” So it's not really the rigidity of the body that was called into question. However, nobody tests what happens when you fly through a wall at ultra-high speed.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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