Five Teens Survive Huge Crash In Tesla Model S

One could be tempted to insert an Autopilot joke here, being a Tesla and all, but such a serious accident is no laughing matter.

An 18-year old girl in Germany was driving her father’s Model S when, as Merkur newspaper reports, she lost control in a corner due to excessive speed.

The car went airborne for at least 80 feet and flipped, before eventually landing on its wheels. Amazingly, the driver and her four friends, all aged between 18 and 19, survived the accident and were able to get out of the car, though they had suffered injuries and had to be taken to the hospital.

Elon Musk himself tweeted “Thank goodness all are OK”, while Electrec.co pointed out “the importance of large crumple zones” and posted an image of the Model S that was wiped out in the accident.

The use of much more compact electric motors, situated low in the chassis, instead of a big conventional internal combustion engine surely liberates lots of extra room that could prove useful in absorbing kinetic energy. One should bear in mind that every accident is unique, though, before jumping into conclusions. Like Musk said, thank Goodness everyone walked out of this one.

Photo Gallery

Rolls-Royce Phantom Takes A Ride To The Dark Wald Side

Wald International has given the latest Phantom a Black Bison body kit and 24-inch wheels.

Slammed VW T-Roc On Bentley Wheels Doesn’t Make Much Sense – Right?

Instead of fitting aftermarket rims, the T-Roc’s owner turned to another VW Group brand – though not one you’d expect.

2019 Mercedes CLA Coupe Flaunts Its Curves In 73-Image Gallery

The second-gen CLA is still a sporty-looking four-door coupe, only with more dynamic proportions .

Renault Zoe EV Might Be 7 Years Old But Still Gets The Thumbs Up

The outgoing Zoe electric car is still a wise choice, offering customers an affordable and friendly daily commuter .

China’s Chevrolet Onix Redline Detailed, Packs 123HP 1.0L Three-Cylinder

The Onix compact sedan is GM’s first model to be built on its new GEM platform .

This Is How Koenigsegg Created The 300MPH Jesko Hypercar

The paint process alone takes 600-800 hours, so customers will justify spending $3 million on the Jesko.

DMC Gives The RWD Lamborghini Huracan A Body Kit, Calls It The Giro

This tuned Huracan LP580-2 keeps changes to a minimal level, with a few visual add-ons.

Female Uber Drivers In Saudi Arabia Can Request To Have Only Female Passengers

The Kingdom lifted its ban on female driving last June, and Uber is complying with its customers’ wishes.

2019 New York Auto Show: A-to-Z Guide To All The New Car Debuts (Roundup)

Want to know about every new car launching at the 2019 New York Auto Show? Read on.

2020 BMW 4-Series Convertible Gives Us Our First Topless Look

Don’t expect a proper sports car like the BMW Z4, however.