While street racing is both illegal and extremely unsafe, if you happen to come upon two or more cars blasting through traffic, as if real life was nothing more than a video game, all you can do is hope for a peaceful resolution where nobody gets hurt.
As you can see from the footage, that’s not exactly how it went down here, as a Ford Mustang and a Mercedes A45 AMG really got into it on the streets of Seoul, in South Korea.
According to the description of the video, the two cars were driven at speeds of up to 110 mph (177 km/h), which is insanely fast seen as how the current legal limit there is 37 mph (60 km/h) on main roads.
The result of such blatant disregard for the law was the crash you’ve just witnessed, with the Mustang getting spun around, ending up on the sidewalk. We’re just thankful there weren’t any pedestrians there, otherwise this could have turned into a nightmare scenario. Instead, it was only the car that was damaged.
Now, we do have a suspicion that the Mercedes hot hatch may have had something to do with the Mustang losing control the way it did. If you look and listen carefully at the 1:21 minute mark, you will hear the sound of a secondary impact, coinciding with the muscle car sliding towards the sidewalk.
You can see here how the A45 is visible right next to the Mustang as the latter was getting spun around – blink and you might miss it on video.
In the end, all signs point to the two cars making contact. Whether that contact was deliberate or not, there’s no way to tell right now. So while it is possible that the Mercedes driver had ill-intent towards the driver of the Mustang, it’s also possible that any contact between the two cars was incidental.
Which way are you leaning?