This is the smashed-up and burned-out wreckage of the £125,000 supercar from which Manchester United midfielder Anderson was pulled moments before it exploded.
The white Audi R8 – which has a top speed of 197mph – is just a shell after smashing into a wall, flying 100ft through the air and landing in a field.
Its battered and filthy bonnet displays to the impact of the crash while the obliterated rear end bears the charring caused by the explosion and flames.
Anderson is said to have spent the evening at the Sardinha Biba nightclub before leaving in the French-registered Audi.
The 22-year-old was a passenger in the car during the accident in Portugal in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The Brazilian was believed to be traveling with two friends, a man and a woman, when the accident occurred.
The sports car, driven by Anderson’s male friend, slid off the road and hit a wall before flying 100ft through the air and landing in a field.
Anderson’s body was dragged from the burning wreckage before it exploded, with witnesses reporting the the player saying he owed them his life.
All three were taken to St Mark’s hospital but discharged by late morning after being treated for concussion, whiplash and shock.
‘They had only minor injuries,’ a hospital spokesman, Roman Fresco, told The Guardian. The woman is understood to have needed the most treatment.
Portuguese police are investigating.
The Portuguese press quoted the Gestifute agency, which represents Anderson, as saying the former Porto player had suffered an ‘almighty scare’.
But it is understood he will return to Manchester to continue his rehabilitation from a knee injury in February, which ended his World Cup dreams.
He has been struggling to get his career back on track after a fall-out with manager Alex Ferguson.
Anderson, whose full name is Anderson Luis di Abreu Oliveira, suffered a cruciate ligament injury to his left knee in February, ruling him out of the World Cup.
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been told of the player’s accident but the club were unavailable for comment last night.