Two Mercedes-Benz Test Drivers Killed in McLaren SLR Crash

Supercars are engineered to handle the demands of  high speed driving and when a professional test driver gets behind the wheel of such a machine, things should be safe. Well, unfortunately it seems that real life is much more cruel, as this piece of news shows us. We'll get tot the point and tell you that on Monday morning two Mercedes-Benz test drivers were killed in an accident that took place during the evaluation of a customer’s four-year-old Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, as writes.
The supercar was traveling on a dual carriageway in the proximity of Frankfurt am Main in Germany, when the driver lost control, crashing into the trees on the side of the road. To be more specific, we are talking about an 8 km-long so-speed-limit stretch of the Autobahn.

However, before entering the open highway, you have to pass through a single track portion with an 80 km/h speed limit. The car was traveling on this section when it started skidding. Things immediately ran out of control and the vehicle hit the guardrail, was thrown almost ten meters into the air, started hitting trees, went further an additional 35 meters (through the woods) and finally landed on a steep slope.

As you can see in the adjacent image, the bodywork was disintegrated, with the driver and the passenger being ejected and instantly killed.
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