• Apr 4, 2011
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The Carrera GT is among the most rare and exotic models Porsche has ever created. Production ceased way back in 2006, but if you want to pick up one of these five-year-old supercars, it will still cost you about $400,000 for the privilege. Having said that, if we owned a Carrera GT, we'd definitely handle it with white gloves on, and we would only trailer it in the most professional manner humanly possible.

Apparently not everyone is as careful with their rare exotic. The brief post-jump video features a beautiful silver Carrera GT that is being loaded onto a flatbed with a pair of unfastened planks that appear to be wood. We're with you if your immediate thought is, 'Why the heck would anyone do that?,' but apparently the 15 or so people standing around the pricey Porsche didn't feel compelled to tell the driver or the loaders. We've seen more careful packing of trucks crossing rivers on wood canoes in Bolivia. Hit the jump to watch on in horror.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't believe this video is only now circulating on the web. It has been available online since early '08. In case anyone is wondering, this was Paul Miller's personal Carrera GT.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Have these guys ever heard of a contaption called a winch... "IDIOTS" (as one Napoleon Dynomite would say)
        • 3 Years Ago
        Too bad he spent all his money on the car to afford a proper tow/transport job.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Whoever was filming the incident should have zoomed in a little more. At one point, I almost saw the whole car.

      • 3 Years Ago
      It did not look that badly hurt to me.
      There was a GT parked at Panera Bread near me last year.
      • 3 Years Ago
      As the saying goes, "You get what you pay for."
      • 3 Years Ago
      Its about as stupid as a monkey urinating in it's own mouth.
        • 3 Years Ago
        What does the clutch have anything to do with this? You can't load any RWD car that way - once the front wheels weight is transferred off the wood planks, the drive wheels will shoot the planks out like a conveyor roller.

        Planks need to be secured - or back it up.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yeah - it's a clutch stack, kind of like a motorcycle, supposedly very grabby.

        It's called a winch people...turn the car off and let the magic of electricity pull it onto the trailer.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Regardless of how much friction the clutch has, I think I can find a way to load my half-million dollar super car other than by driving it up wooden planks.

        I just hope it was the owner driving the thing. Otherwise, someone just died.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not surprised. Everybody knows that when you preciously ramp load a CGT, you need the rear wing up. It's the only way to keep the boards in place.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yea. Whatever the F*(& this guy said.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can I buy drugs from you?
      • 3 Years Ago
      So...Painful! How can you own something worth that much and not pay a professional to load it...unless this was a professional...in which case they are probably bankrupt by now.

      http://www.fredgetswed.com
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd like to see the damage estimate before I call Stoopid on somebody. Was you there, Charlie?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Didn't look like eye watering damage to me. I was waiting for it to get on it's "roof". Car was basically where it needed to be right as it spit the planks out, more or less. You guys need to refactor carnage. If my supercar couldn't take a smack on the ass from 6 inches height, I'd definitely rethink whether it's strong enough to do 200 mph.

      Idiotic would have been watching him overshoot it and drive over or into the back of the cab of the truck. Why no winch? Whatever. As is the case with all rich guys with massively overpriced cars, he won't miss the money it costs to fix. Basically two 2 heart surgeries and he's got it covered.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The problem is that it probably took a shot to the bottom of the car from the sharp metal frame of the back of the trailer. There's a lot of carbon fiber down there that's important to the structural integrity of the car, and it doesn't bend... it cracks.

        • 3 Years Ago
        You just proved his point....

        If it can't handle a 6 inch drop it has no business of being operated above speeds of 55mph.

        just sayin...it might also explain why these enzo's and carrara gt's are always splitting in half.
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