Sydney, Australia’s central business district was abuzz with safety crews in the aftermath of this bizarre crash on Thursday morning just after 8AM. A valet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sydney ran into some trouble moving this 997 Carrera 2 Cabriolet around the lot, and slammed it into the back of a Subaru XV crossover. The rear bumper of the Subaru sits a bit taller than the front end of the 911, of course, so the black sports car submarined underneath the Subie. The valet driver was trapped inside the Porsche until rescue workers arrived. Thankfully the car features a soft top, so they were able to cut a hole in it to get the driver out.
Based on the car’s later tail lights, this Porsche appears to be a 2009-2012 911. Here in the US, you could probably find a decent example of such a car for under $50,000. According to the report of the incident in the Sydney Morning Herald, this Porsche cost over $300,000 Australian when it was new, and is still worth around $150,000AU, well over double what we would pay here.
“Hyatt Regency Sydney places the utmost importance on the safety of our staff and guests,” a hotel spokeswoman said in a statement. “A full investigation is being conducted by hotel management over the next few days.” The valet is said to be safe and in good spirits. His boss offered him the rest of the day off. Perhaps the rest of time?