pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune.
It is both painful and bemusing to watch a TikTok video featuring an unknown driver trying to work three pedals and change gears in a new Porsche 911 GT3 and failing spectacularly. What should be a harmonious sound of a rising and falling exhaust note sounds more like a stuck doorbell. Make it stop…
While revving the car way up and activating launch control at one point, the driver seems to struggle to get it in gear in both forward and reverse. The poor car moans and whines, presumably begging for help.
This clip, published to TikTok by user brennandietzz on Wednesday, shows a 2022 GT3 painted in Lava orange being driven around a parking lot—likely somewhere in Oregon, judging by the plate, by someone who clearly doesn’t know how to work a clutch pedal. The car can be heard revving all the way to its 9000 rpm redline as it struggles to inch forward. At many points, the engine’s exhaust note clearly does not match the speed the car is traveling, signaling that whoever is behind the wheel is riding the clutch pedal. At one point, launch control inadvertently engages. Yikes.
The only person who seems to be alarmed by this situation is the cameraperson. Towards the end of the video, you can hear them shouting “Oh my God, that is so wild!” as a passenger enters before the car presumably leaves the area.