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Porsche 911 Turbo S Goes From Supercar to Mega Hatch in One Horrific Crash

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S 9 photos
Photo: Instagram | azcycleparts
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This Porsche 911 Turbo S has seen far better days, as a horrific accident rendered it useless. The wreckage is now in the possession of a salvage company, which is looking to make a quick buck from it.
After some online digging, we found out that this German beast was involved in a serious accident two years ago. According to the San Miguel Sheriff's Department, the incident occurred on Highway 141, a two-lane road outside Norwood in southwest Colorado in mid-2022.

The vehicle was participating in the 2022 Crown Rally, traveling at over 140 mph (225 kph) when it left the road. The Porsche 911 Turbo S then jumped a fence and rolled several times. The person behind the wheel was reportedly ejected from the car, and the horrific accident killed both occupants, a 43-year-old and a 38-year-old, whose names were not released.

A Facebook post shows the car before the crash looking shiny. The aftermath is visible in the images released on X by the San Miguel Sheriff and on azcycleparts' Instagram post from earlier this week. The salvage company has whatever components it was able to save listed for grabs on its eBay store.

This move has created a lot of debate and controversy, with some social media users stating that no one should cash in on a car involved in a double fatality and others contradicting them, saying it's all about the Benjamins.

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S
Photo: Instagram | azcycleparts
The horrific accident has turned this 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S into a hatchback-lookalike from some angles. The engine was torn off in the crash, and all body panels were seriously affected. Although badly beaten up, its face is still recognizable, though not many people can say that it was a fine 911 Turbo S.

Since we mentioned the engine, we should also tell you that it is for grabs, as we can see it in one of the images released by the salvage company. The motor also took a serious beating, yet with a little bit of work, it should fire up again.

The latest iteration Porsche 911 Turbo S uses a flat-six engine with a 3.8-liter displacement and a pair of turbos. It steams out 640 horsepower (649 ps/477 kW) at 6,750 rpm and 590 pound-foot (800 Nm) of thrust from 2,500 to 4,000 rpm. With the optional Sport Chrono Package, the supercar sprints to 60 mph (97 kph) in just 2.6 seconds, and on summer tires, it can do 205 mph (330 kph). This model has an MSRP of $230,400.

So, for the right amount, would you purchase the motor or any other component from a car involved in a fatal crash, or do you think the wreckage should face the crusher instead?


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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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