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Rally driver Luke Anear swapped his Ford Fiesta R5 for a Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R last weekend, but it ended badly.
Anear was competing in Targa Great Barrier Reef, and had upgraded from his regular tarmac car – a Subaru WRX – to the $360,000 Benz.
Anear had been putting the car's 430kW of power and 700Nm of torque to good use, and was lying second in the event, behind Tony Quinn in a Nissan GTR.
But, on the second stage of the final day, Anear and co-driver, Andy Sarandis, left the road and crashed into a paddock.
The big Mercedes suffered radiator damage and, while they returned to the event later on, they were subsequently out of the running.
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