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Macan goes swimming!!!

Post by Dandock » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:18 pm

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Re: Macan goes swimming!!!

Post by Semerka » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:31 pm

Should not have braked!



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Re: Macan goes swimming!!!

Post by Wing Commander » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:56 pm

Posted by the smug Elon Musk?! :roll:
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Re: Macan goes swimming!!!

Post by Dandock » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:29 pm

The Tesla shouldn’t have been hogging the middle lane. 😂
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Re: Macan goes swimming!!!

Post by ScotMac » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:14 pm

Dandock wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:29 pm
The Tesla shouldn’t have been hogging the middle lane. 😂
Very true.

Idiot Porsche driver too. Should not be allowed to drive another Porsche :lol: :lol:


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Re: Macan goes swimming!!!

Post by Dandock » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:25 pm

ScotMac wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:14 pm
Dandock wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:29 pm
The Tesla shouldn’t have been hogging the middle lane. 😂
Very true.

Idiot Porsche driver too. Should not be allowed to drive another Porsche :lol: :lol:
Appalling driving to dive through that gap. But he clearly hadn’t done his PEC training. 😂
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Re: Macan goes swimming!!!

Post by pmg » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:36 pm

Macan appears to be on at least 20-inch wheels. Should have stuck to 18/19.s as narrower and less prone to aquaplaning!!


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Re: Macan goes swimming!!!

Post by SAC1 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:35 am

"OCT 09, 2019 at 7:50AM

By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo
Here’s a friendly reminder that speed and rain do not get along well.
People often say that the best way to learn is from other people’s mistakes. Apart from the late Ayrton Senna, nobody likes to drive in the rain. There is always the danger of hydroplaning. If you have never experienced it or seen it on the highway, here’s a friendly reminder of what it can cause. Speed and rain do not get along well, as TeslaCam shows in this video.

Gallery: TeslaCam Shows You A Porsche Macan Hydroplaning And Hitting Wall
TeslaCam Shows You A Porsche Macan Hydroplaning And Hitting Wall

This crash happened in Miami with an unfortunate Porsche Macan. Probably on October 8, since the video is very recent, but with no relevant information on the description. According to TimeAndDate.com, it rained there at around 6 AM, which is probably the time when the accident occurred.

Our filming Tesla was on the right on the Interstate 95, Northbound. There was a van on the left – probably a Ford Transit Connect – when the Porsche enters in front of it. Way too close, so it accelerates to make a distance between them. And this is the Macan’s driver main mistake.

The video shows there is a lot of water on the tarmac. Despite all electronic assistance, the Macan has really wide tires, which makes it more prone to hydroplaning. When it gets very close to the Tesla, it starts to move sideways towards the left. Enough for a 180 degrees turn that only stops on the freeway walls.

The Macan bounces back and forth until its rear hits the concrete barrier for good. That stops the car in a relatively safe position. All cars coming from behind the Porsche seem to slow down. Apart from the scary situation and some damages to the Macan, it all seems to have ended up better than expected.

Things could have gone much, much worse than that. The hydroplaning Porsche could have gone right and hit the Tesla. They could have blocked the road, and people driving behind them could have crashed on both cars.

When you get rain on the road, respect the signs that tell you to go a little slower. That may be the difference between arriving wherever you go safely or becoming a passenger at the steering wheel with unpredictable consequences. Drive safe."


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Re: Macan goes swimming!!!

Post by Peteski » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:59 am

The knob in the Porsche was actually pretty lucky he didn't end up barrel rolling down the road. To be fair I have never seen anyone driving a Macan badly in the UK. You seem like a very sensible bunch! Can't say the same for a good few Audi and VW Golf drivers though, lol. I've come to expect the worst behaviour from those.


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Re: Macan goes swimming!!!

Post by VanB » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:00 pm

An instructor at PEC said to me that with the very wide tyres fitted to most Porsches it is important to be aware that in wet conditions they can act like skis and it is easy to aquaplane if not being sensible. This has really stuck in my mind and strikes me as excellent advice.
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