By on October 30, 2011

Here’s hoping your weekend motoring has been a little bit safer than surfboard designer Roberto Ricci’s…

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22 Comments on ““I Should Call Aston Martin And Ask Them Not To Put This Button In My Next Car”...”


  • avatar
    WRohrl

    What a tool. Another case of someone who appears to not be able to drive, i.e. misjudging a correct entry speed in dry sunny conditions on what looks to be a well-maintained roadway. Good for him that he was not making a turn where there may have been a crosswalk and people standing around. He needs to take a driving course and practice a bit in closed conditions before unleashing himself on the general public…

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    Volt 230

    Is this what rich people do on their day off? No, numbnuts, it’s not the damn button that’s the problem, it’s the way you drive like if you own the whole freaking road!!

  • avatar
    mcs

    He should call Aston Martin and tell them to make his next car a Cygnet.

  • avatar
    Volt 230

    yeah, blame the run-flats!

  • avatar
    Dimwit

    At least he can smile about it. Sh!t happens. It’s all how you deal with it.

  • avatar
    VerbalKint

    A-hole: defined.

  • avatar
    eldard

    It’s the nut behind the wheel.

  • avatar
    RobertPaulson

    Do you really want to ride shotgun with a guy who crashes his car seconds after turning off traction control? This guy should buy an Enzo next.

  • avatar
    Jack Baruth

    It’s Sunday morning quarterbacking on my part, but he could have drastically reduced the severity of that crash by letting go of the wheel and going full strength on the brakes. He’s cranking the wheel even after everybody realizes there’s nothing left. Alternately, if he’d taken his feet OFF the brakes he might have made the turn. I don’t think he was actually entering too quickly. He just overdrew his front-tire account with all that simultaneous braking and steering.

    If he were an autojourno he could write about moderate understeeer.

    • 0 avatar
      Robert.Walter

      Touché! But, regardless, the guy is a butthead with apparently enough loot to snag a great car, but hardly the brains to learn how to drive it responsibly (on public roads no less); as for his behavior afterward, it’s a seeming case-study in arrested-development.

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    segfault

    With 3-4-500+ horsepower, am I the only one who thinks it’s a really bad idea to turn off the traction and stability control on a public road? It seems like it would be easy to give the car the wrong input, causing the type of havoc we see here…

  • avatar
    Fred Applerot

    “Good tires,” Bob mused, casually lighting a cigarette, “but certainly not great tires.”

  • avatar
    DJTragicMike

    That was depressing.

  • avatar
    mr_min

    Meh.
    On the blog-a-sphere we can sit back and criticise his driving.
    But deep down, we are all jealous that he can bend an Aston Martin, and walk away from it laughing. Oh to have deep pockets
    I love the engine sound prior to the crash, just sublime..

  • avatar
    Sanman111

    That’ll buff right out, heh

  • avatar
    DenverMike

    There’s no excuse for d!psh!t driving too fast without a clue. What would Ricci say about me taking up kitesurfing with no knowledge or training? Least I’d be a danger mostly to myself!

  • avatar
    SimonAlberta

    I agree with all saying the driver is an idiot but…I would caution against being too holier-than-thou about it.

    Anyone can make a mistake.

    For those that think they are better drivers than him..well, maybe you are, but you may likely just be at a higher threshold when you make YOUR mistake and you may just not walk away smiling like this guy.

    You know…pride cometh before the fall and all that….just saying!

    • 0 avatar
      another_pleb

      The old adage about good pilots never letting their aeroplane get into a position where they need to demonstrate their good piloting skills applys equally for car drivers.

      Yes, Michael Schumacher or someone of that ilk could have probably held the skid for a bit longer and maybe executed a wonderful four-wheel drift around the corner, but I’d be willing to bet that on a public road, he would have slowed down before the corner and not switched off the T/C like a cockwhisk.

  • avatar
    Bryce

    TOOO much money and zero driving ability

  • avatar
    Robert.Walter

    I would laugh when they us the video to pull his ticket for speeding and reckless driving.

    Middle-age crises are about choices and consequences, turning off your T/C as you apply power in the curve is a most stupid, but knuckleheadedly-effective, way of proving this.

  • avatar
    jpolicke

    Next time maybe he’ll RTFM before pushing buttons he doesn’t understand.


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