Friday, 25. April 2014
21. 02. 11. - 14:00
The boss of German tuning company Gemballa, Steffen Korbach walked away without a scratch together with his passenger after crashing in a one million pound supersportscar at 200 miles per hour (mph).
Korbach was travelling together with a passenger when he lost control on the Italian A10 motorway and smashed into a crash barrier leaving the one million pound Pagani Zonda F Clubsport Roadster a mangled wreck.
According to local media, the 27-year-old was on his way from Genoa to Monaco having visited a private motor show with the car of which he was one of the first people to own. The car reportedly spun around after losing control in wet conditions before hitting the barrier and disintegrating as it crashed over the motorway onto the facing lane.
The maximum speed limit on Italian motorways is 70 mph, and as a result he will lose his licence for three months - and have to pay the motorway crash barrier repairs.
German media said Korbach had been caught last year near Munich at a similar speed.
He also owns a Bugatti Veyron, a Gemballa Mirage GT, the Lamborghinis Gallardo and Murcielago as well as a new McLaren MP4-12C.
Korbach has been the main investor at Gemballa since August 2010 after the mysterious murder of founder Uwe Gemballa.
First hybrid buses in Vienna
Wiener Linien is adding it's first hybrid buses to its public transport operation in the next fortnight, in addition to the twelve electric buses introduced into the city centre.
Businesses look to boost trade with Pakistan
Austrian businessmen are increasingly looking to Pakistan as an attractive place to do business, according to an Austrian representative speaking in the Pakistani city of Karachi yesterday.
Playful panda bear cubs at Schoenbrunn Zoo
The latest additions to the panda enclosure at Schoenbrunn Zoo have been enjoying getting to know their toys.
Michael Glawogger dies whilst filming in Africa
The Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger has died whilst filming his latest documentary in Africa. He was 54-years-old.
Deal struck with America Movil over Telekom Austrian ownership
Telecom Austria will receive a 1 billion EUR boost in capital after the Austrian state agreed a deal yesterday with Mexican telecoms company America Movil to combine their shares in a co-ownership agreement.
What is on at Burg Kino this week? (25 April - 1 May)
This week at the Burg Kino on the Opernring the following films are showing:
Faymann warns against further Russia sanctions
Chancellor Werner Faymann has spoken out in support of moving away from additional sanctions on Russia.
What is on at Haydn Kino this week? (24 April - 30 April)
The following films are on at the English language cinema Haydn Kino on Mariahilfestrasse between 24 April and 30 April:
Gazprom to explore expanding pipeline in Austria
Russia could soon begin constructing their South Stream gas pipeline in Austria after meetings were held this week with Gazprom.
Poacher in Vienna shoots five deer with bow and arrow
A poacher is suspected to have killed five animals in Vienna using a bow and arrow, a hunting weapon that is forbidden throughout Austria.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Austrian Teen Girls Become Pin Ups For Syrian Jihad|
|Angry business leaders say Austria is too expensive|
|Pink Easter bunny helps Vienna art world pay tribute to Dürer|
|Czech canoeist drowns in Austria|
|Austria to house a further 1000 Syrian refugees|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.