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How Not To Park Your Porsche 911

We’re pretty sure Porsche’s engineers aren’t keeping the 911’s engine at the rear to prevent fatal damage from failed parking jobs, but the driver of the 911 in the adjacent images has certainly benefited from the rear-engine layout of the car.
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Porsche 911 parking failPorsche 911 parking fail
In case you are wondering, the answer is painfully positive - yes, there’s a concrete parking bump underneath the 997.1 Carrera S Cabriolet you see above. The young driver unfortunately became worried with the parking maneuver after bruising the belly of the beast.

The guy reportedly left the 911 in that position for at least 20 minutes - many of us know the feeling of scrapping the area under the front bumper and then having to back up. The anxiety associated with this is probably a little deeper when the situation looks like that, so the guy must’ve decided to at least think his next move through.

The driver reportedly managed to adorn the area under the 911’s front end with a pool of fluid. Given the engine-at-the-back scheme, that fluid is most likely coolant, as the radiators are placed up front. In a finger-crossing manner, we prefer not to talk about what may have happened to the front suspension of this poorly parked Porsche.

Regardless, this was definitely an expensive driving lesson...

 
 
 
 
 

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