Quick Thinking Porsche 911 Driver Avoids Carjacking At Gunpoint

A Porsche 911 driver is lucky to be alive following an attempted carjacking at gunpoint.

The incident occurred in Johannesburg, South Africa, in broad daylight when the driver of the 911 Targa pulled into a driveway and was apparently waiting for a gate to open. As this occurs, we can see a BMW 3-Series pull past the Porsche and then quickly reverse while the other driver is waiting.

Thankfully the 911 driver was aware of his surrounding and noticed the BMW pull behind them and attempt to block their exit. Just as the rear seat passenger of the BMW exits the car and pulls his gun, the Porsche driver jumps into action and floors the car in reverse.

This causes the Porsche to hit the rear bumper of the BMW but it catches the would-be attacker off guard and gives the 911 driver enough time to escape unharmed. The Porsche likely suffered some damage but a fender bender is a lot better than the alternative.

The video in a nice reminder that drivers should always be aware of their surrounding regardless of whether you’re sitting at an ATM or pulling into a garage.

Thanks to SamuraiJack for the tip!


  • TrevP

    Quick thinking! I hope i would have done the same

  • Robert

    Good for the Porsche driver. I only wished the perpetrator was squashed between the cars and popped like a grape.

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      I was thinking pull a GTA on the piece of [email protected]…make it so he’d never do it again…

  • PB

    Yep. As expected. Coming to a civilized nation near you.

    • Six_Tymes

      and who’s fault is that?

  • Bo Hanan

    That’s a “James Bond Move.” If more people took smart chances they’d live to tell- more.

  • Erzhik

    Why is it always South Africa?

    • thunder bolt

      Because apartheid ended in 1991.
      Europe and North America are now joining South Africa.

      • TheHake

        Looking at the increasing amounts of rapes in Europe in the last 2 years, I tend to agree.

    • TheHake

      Because there is no law.

      • uS’gedlemba

        There absolutely are laws but do not apply to all, didn’t you say you live in Netherlands?

        • TheHake

          I do live in the Netherlands, but used to live between Pta & Jhb. The law is only relevant if it can be upheld…

  • Vítor

    What’s up with S.A. and luxury car robbery? Every time I see a news about the subject Cape Town or Johannesburg is involved

    Ps: that’s not a Targa, it’s a normal coupe with the panoramic roof.

    • 12333444333

      SA has very serious issues.

    • SteersUright

      Whats up with it? Do you not realize what it takes to drive a new 911 in such a poor country? Corruption and connections. When there is no vibrant middle-class, it is such a shock that people will resort to stealing from the rich who themselves stole from their own nation?

  • Astonman

    He should have stayed in reverse and do a 180 and head in the opposite direction instead of driving by the robber where he could have been shot at close range again.

    • Craig Jacobs

      He should have ducked down and run the robber over.

      • Astonman

        Na – could still get shot. That dash and windshield offers no protection. BTW – love your profile pic

        • Craig Jacobs

          Sure. And he could have been shot through the back window too. And that’s Hedley.

          • Astonman

            No it’s Heady

  • SamuraiJack

    Unfortunately a part of life in SA. In most cases the hijackers get what they want

  • This country of mine is going to the dogs!

  • TheHake

    When you read “Highjacking” you just KNOW it’s a story about South Africa.

  • Shobin Drogan

    Update us on the news if the thugs have been caught.

    • datCubanguy

      like the police cares!…there is about a million of this incidents every week and the police is always “busy”…collecting their money I mean!

      • Shobin Drogan

        Sad to hear, the police in my country is also just as bad. Guess that’s the thing about living in third world countries.

  • Vassilis

    That last paragraph is so, so important.

  • Infinite1

    A fender bender is definitely better than the alternative

  • Gerardo Jiménez

    Fender AND steering, watch front wheel angle when the driver scapes. Probably needs new front right suspension

  • surprised they mostly used their turn signals

  • KidRed

    Why did that white van go around and come back? Wonder if they were in on it with the bimmer crew.

  • itskylo

    Not a Targa, just a 991.2 911 Carrera.

  • Dennis James

    Instead of spending the money to buy a Porsche, those who can afford it should spend it to get the hell out of that country.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    SA is ending up in shambles..cars are only incidentally involved..

  • ahlie

    no accountability for most crimes, even the cops are in on it, that’s why violent crime is so prevalent in south africa. If you shoot the criminal, you’re in for some deep shit too because the fucking criminal has more rights than the victim.