How Safe is the Nissan GT-R? Ask a Russian Soccer Player
Russian soccer player Andrey Yeschenko is a top shelf footballer, having played on the Russian World Cup squad and currently playing as defender for the Kuban Krasnodar team. He is not, however, necessarily a great driver of cars. He is, at least, lucky with them. Or perhaps its is great taste in fast automobiles that saved his life (and career).
In a report from the Daily Telegraph, the 31-year-old Russian footballer was, ahem, speeding in his Godzilla in Krasnodar, Russia to the tune of about 105 miles per hour. He lost control, going off-track, while changing lanes (hopefully with a proper blinker at least) and smashed fascia-first into a electrical pole. The traffic camera video below shows the crash as it happened with Yeschenko emerging from his demolished Nissan GT-R apparently unscathed.
While we don't know if any repercussions from the Russian authorities will be forthcoming, we do know that the football player likely owes his life to the safety engineering of the GT-R. Sadly, it's to the scrap heap for the beautiful Godzilla he learned his hard lesson from. On the up side, scrappers will be glad to know that at least a few things on the GT-R appear salvagable. Like maybe one of the wheels, the left side mirror, and perhaps the engine cover. The tail lamps and spoiler look OK too.
This video of the wreck comes courtesy of LIFE NEWS in Russia.
Photo and information thanks to The Daily Telegraph