We’re sure many readers can relate to how the Porsche 918 Spyder driver in this video must have felt. You’re in a holiday spot with a shiny new car, in this case in St. Tropez with one of the most desirable cars on the planet, and you end up giving the loud pedal a little squeeze to let onlookers see what your beast can do.
However, when said beast is an 887-horsepower supercar like the 918 Spyder, a little extra caution is required, especially when you’re in the tight confines of a car park and there are pedestrians ahead—as was the case for the 918 Spyder driver.
Unfortunately, it all goes wrong for him. As the video from YouTube user i Devon (via Auto Motor and Sport) reveals, once he passes security, he hits the pedal a bit too hard and the car suddenly accelerates. Fortunately he’s able to miss the pedestrians but he ends up hitting a curb. There’s some damage done to the front of the car, and the impact was strong enough that airbags were deployed.
The good news is that no one was hurt—not even the driver’s inflated ego by the looks of it.