Anyone who follows football, would have probably watched the 2014 World Cup. So you bunch would have heard the name Andrey Eshchenko. For those who don’t follow the sport, fret not, as this post has nothing to do with a ball being kicked about a field. Obviously, as you can see from the above image, a Nissan GT-R is shown standing to the side of a busy dual-carriageway. Except of course, it isn’t. As in, that sports car isn’t standing still, in fact, that’s a snapshot of it as it sped past some CCTV cameras at 170 km/h (105 mph).
The Nissan GT-R is lovingly called “Godzilla”. You can imagine why.
The Nissan GT-R is one of the fastest accelerating thing on four wheels; engage the launch control and you’ll flung towards the horizon. The 1.8 tonne GT-R can scramble to 100 km/h in under 3.0 seconds and go on till it’s nudging the best side of 300 km/h. All of this thanks to a very powerful, yet refined 3.8-litre DOHC twin-turbo V6 that pumps out 545 bhp and 612 Nm of torque, drive going to all four corners via a 6-speed dual-clutch flappy-paddle gearbox.
The GT-R famously has loads of computing power. But it’s not idiot proof.
With that kind of power and performance numbers, one needs to keep his wits amongst himself. Unfortunately, seems like this footballer loves kicking so much, that he kicked precaution into the winds. Reports suggest that he might have been drunk at the time of the accident and alcohol and “Godzilla” definitely do not gel well. Eshchenko was speeding in a 50 km/h zone and did over thrice that limit, before fate took over.
Not all GT-R crashes have ended this well for some people.
The impact was so violent that the cutting-edge speed machine was almost chopped off into several pieces as it hit a large concrete pole. But as you will see, even that didn’t bring this GT-R to an instant stop. Only after hitting a second pole, did the laws of inertia give up. Fortunately for Eshchenko, he walked out of his wrecked sports car without being kicked (pun intended) into kingdom come. Watch the spectacular footage and tell us what you thought about the whole event. As for fans of the Russian player, we mean no disrespect. But yes, seems like he’s better at kicking balls than he’s at driving a fast car. We have attached a photo gallery of this unfortunate GT-R for you to check out. Beware: Not so good sights if you’re a car fanatic (which you are since you are here).