Guy Who Crashed Gemballa Mirage GT In NYC Cleared Of All Charges

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We're not sure how he got away with this.

The Porsche Carrera GT is one of the brand's most hardcore vehicles ever. With no electronic aids, a manual gearbox, and a 5.7-liter V10 driving the rear wheels, it's a monster that can catch out even the most seasoned professionals. Ben Chen learned this the hard way after crashing his modified example, a Gemballa Mirage GT. With over 650 horsepower, it's no wonder that he crashed it, but what is surprising is the latest development in his story. If you've seen the video of him crashing the car multiple times, you'd be forgiven for thinking he should be prosecuted for his actions. However, charges against Chen have now been dropped, and after reviewing the viral video of his crash below, we can't understand how this came to be.

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Following his insane escapades, Chen was charged with reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs. However, almost a year on from the accident, the case was dismissed this past Monday at the New York Criminal Court. A record from the court says that "the People are moving to dismiss this matter because the case cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt." Although we can't comment on the status of his narcotics consumption during the crash, it seems pretty darn obvious that he was driving erratically and endangering the safety of all around him, so we're gobsmacked that this isn't being taken further. Conspiracy theorists may suggest that Chen's wealth is what got him out of this pickle, but without further information, we can't comment on his right to go unprosecuted.

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As for the car, we don't know if has been fixed or if the wreck was restored to its former glory. Hopefully, somebody has picked it up and is looking to make it whole again, since just 25 examples of the Mirage GT were ever made, with each being unique. The Carrera GT underpinning the Mirage GT is also quite scarce, with only 1,270 examples ever being produced. Whatever the outcome of the wreck, we sincerely hope that Chen has learned his lesson and avoids such reckless driving in the future. Maybe his next car can be something a little milder like the 911 GT3. After all, that car comes with traction control.

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