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Holden engineer dozes off, crashes Pontiac G8 on test drive

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According to the good folks at the Aspen Daily News, who, in between jokes about "driving excitement." manage to tell us the tale of how a Holden engineer managed to crash a tester G8 while on a test drive out in Colorado:

"Apparently a Pontiac isn't always driving excitement, even if it's the as yet unreleased 2008 G8: a "performance sedan for the truly power hungry."

The last test driver in a convoy of G8s dozed off at the wheel of one of the "muscular" new cars and drifted off Highway 82 near Independence Pass late Thursday morning, rolling about 100 feet down a steep embankment.

The driver, 41-year-old Australian General Motors engineer Rolf Glenk, was treated for minor injuries at Aspen Valley Hospital and released later that day, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Glenk was participating in what Pontiac spokeswoman Debbie Frakes called an "engineering drive," where drivers ground check a new car's performance and determine whether it needs any last minute tweaking or engine calibration before it is released on the market.

Original article:

http://jalopnik.com/cars/notag/aussie-engi...spen-304955.php

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Isn't that the same pic from about a month back when one was crashed in Oz?

It was the same story..the Colorado crash was about a month ago...

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rolling about 100 feet down a steep embankment.

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treated for minor injuries at Aspen Valley Hospital and released later that day[/i]

Sounds like the car is safe. :AH-HA_wink:

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Driveline...check!

Handling...Check

Crash test....oooooooohhhhhhhhhhh SSSSSHHHHHHHH**********TTTTTT!!!!...check!

That is one determined engineer!

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It was the same story..the Colorado crash was about a month ago...

Ok so it was just a repost.
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