Being fast is something that car manufacturers want to associate themselves with, so you can’t blame Ferrari and BMW for pulling off publicity stunts with 2008 Male World Athlete of the Year from Jamaica, Usain Bolt.
Ferrari let Usain drive around in their F430 Spider on Monte Carlo but BMW and his sponsors Puma gave him another rather fast car, the E92 BMW M3 Coupe.
But that M3 is gone now, as Bolt crashed it into a ditch on Highway 2000 a few days ago, but not before the car flipped around a few times and landed upside down, there goes the carbon fiber roof! The road was wet as it had rained earlier. But even after all of that he emerged from the crash virtually unhurt, with just a few cuts according to him. A testament to the crash safety of the M3.
As a precaution to these sort of things happening, when Usain Bolt took delivery of his BMW M3 Coupe he attended BMW Driver Training session where he took his new screaming V8-powered car at the BMW Vehicle Test Facility in Munich under the supervision of a BMW driving instructor.
Well, at least he still has his model car. Look after the jump for a news segment revealing more angles of the crashed BMW M3 Coupe.