In an unfortunate accident in New Delhi, an Aston Martin V8 Vantage rammed into a tree near the Italian Embassy in Chanakyapuri on Sunday evening. The culprit here was a stray dog.
The owner, Ashish Sabharwal, claims that, in order to avoid mowing down the mongrel in his path, he swerved left and eventually lost control, before plowing into a nearby tree. The airbags deployed and he escaped unhurt. No FIR was registered as there were no injuries to anyone nor was there much damage to the public property.
The car, however, appeared to be in shambles and incurred heavy damage to the front end, including the engine. According to the report, eyewitnesses told police that the driver appeared to have lost control of the exotic car on Chandragupta Marg near the Italian Embassy while trying to save the dog. The car rode on to the footpath and hit a tree before coming to a halt.
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage retails for more than INR 3 Crore in India, and is powered by a 4.7 liter V8 engine, which produces 426PS of peak power and 470Nm of torque. The V8 Vantage sprints from 0-62mph in just 4.9secs. This is also the third incident this month where an exotic car has bitten the dust on Indian roads.
via Times Of India