Keep the traction on, or risk this happening.
The BMW M2 is set to be replaced by a new iteration sometime soon, but not everyone has got to grips with the power of the first M2 Competition yet. Crashes are pretty common among performance cars, with many examples on the internet of people who are incapable of managing the power that their cars produce. We've seen rare supercars crash, so-called everyday supercars too, but even something as relatively underpowered as the M2 can catch a driver out. In this case, it seems that the crash you see below wasn't caused by someone attempting to drift the car in an environment that isn't conducive to the activity, but the results are still quite nasty for the driver's machine.
This crash occurred in Munich, Germany, after the car's 23-year-old driver reportedly accelerated away from a traffic light. Presumably, he had turned the traction control systems off, but what we know for sure is that he wasn't ready to handle the car. After losing control, the M2 veered off the road and made significant contact with a concrete advertising column which then toppled and fell onto the cabin of the car. Miraculously, the driver was unharmed and the fire department in Munich reports that he was able to extricate himself from the wreck without any assistance, showing how well the car is built.
We do wonder, though, how the M2 CS with its carbon roof would fare in a similar scenario, but either way, it's reassuring that the car is pretty solid. Following the incident, the car was naturally towed away, but that's not the end of the ordeal for the driver as officials have launched a formal investigation to try to determine the exact cause of the crash. What will happen to the car is unclear, but we don't imagine that anyone intends to fully restore the sports car to its former glory. It'll likely end up being stripped for parts.
Keep the traction on, folks. The results of not doing so can be rather expensive.