This won't be cheap to repair.
The mighty Mercedes G-Class is proving too hard to handle for some people lately. A few days ago, we saw an attempt at drifting a G Wagon in the snow end in disaster. And now another example has been wrecked by a British soccer star who pushed the SUV too hard.
Dashcam footage obtained by the Daily Mail shows Arsenal soccer player Joe Willock speeding down the A1 highway in his Mercedes-AMG G63 when he suddenly loses control after veering across three lanes onto the exit road to join the M25 near South Mimms, Hertfordshire, England. Approaching the corner too fast, he clips the rear of the SUV on a guardrail, causing the right rear wheel to fly off.
Riding on three wheels, the G-Class then spins out of control and slams into some trees, damaging the front bumper. Luckily, Willock was unhurt in the crash, but the AMG G63 won't be cheap to repair given its $156,450 price tag. Considering the SUV's high center of gravity, it could have easily rolled over. After the SUV came to a halt, Willock tried to reverse out of the ditch, unaware the G-Wagon was missing a wheel.
Willock was on his way to soccer training for Arsenal when the crash happened. Judging from how fast he was driving, he must have been late because it looked like he was in a hurry.
It isn't known what speed he was doing, but the AMG G63's 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 generates 577 hp and 627 lb-ft, enabling the high-performance SUV to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 149 mph.
"I didn't know who he was. He was a bit shaken, but fine," an eyewitness told the Daily Mail. "I got out of the car and I went to his window, which was blacked out. You could see that he was trying to reverse back out of the verge. The back wheel was missing but you could see the hub spinning out. He wound the window down and I said: 'You can't reverse'." The eyewitness then told Willock he went around the corner too fast. "I know, I'm an idiot," he replied. Considering Willock earns over $26,000 a week playing for Arsenal, he shouldn't have any trouble paying for repairs or a replacement G-Class.