This my friends, is what Dakar does to race cars.
A handful of racers have already dropped out of the the 2015 Dakar Rally, but none have done so more spectacularly than the No. 318 Orlen Team Buggy. The slick, reddish orange Red Bull-backed machine looked sharp a the start of the day, as the shots to the left of this text show.
The above image and the following showcase just how quickly it can all go wrong at Dakar though. Thankfully, Adam Malysz and Rafal Marton escaped the inferno unscathed. They came within 35km of completing the second stage.