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Caught on Camera: $250k Supra Wrecked by Mechanic

In today’s episode of “how to become a cliché,” we find a $250,000 Toyota Supra that was launched into a parked train.

Most of the time, mechanics can be trusted with the cars that they work on. However, when a situation arises where a mechanic gets in over their head, there’s a good chance that it goes viral, especially when the car in question is prestigious as the MKIV Supra.

In this particular situation, we check in with such a car. Not only is this an MKIV Supra but it’s also a 50th-anniversary model and makes 1000 hp. That’s definitely a concoction that you’re not going to want to pair with an inexperienced driver.


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That’s exactly what we find, though, when we check in with a mechanic who was presumably test driving the car to test whatever repair or modification was just done or maybe troubleshoot the car.

The unfortunate part comes when we learn that the car was on cold tires on a cold day when the mechanic decided to roll into the throttle a little bit and ended up sending the car sideways. Eventually, the machine would veer off of the road and end up rolling over several times before coming to rest. The once impressive work of art would be reduced to something that resembled a soda can that found its way under somebody’s foot.

Rolled 1997 Toyota Supra Turbo in Englewood, Colorado. Brandon Zike

The driver wasn’t wearing a seatbelt but did survive the visually spectacular accident.

With the video below, Craig Lieberman digs into the situation, dissecting every part of each moment to figure out how exactly someone ends up in such a predicament in the first place. I guess that the lesson to be learned here is that if you happen to be driving somebody else’s car, you had better do so carefully because a heavy foot and lots of power on cold street tires can have a tendency to end poorly.