The TVR Tamora, which can go from 0 to 60 mph in a shade over four seconds, was ripped apart by the impact at about 10 am.
It clipped the low concrete wall in the top-left corner of the picture here at the Stafford Lane junction before careering across the road into the granite wall opposite Oak Tree Gardens.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
The 33-year-old driver was treated by paramedics for leg injuries and was taken by ambulance to the General Hospital.
Because the bodywork of the lightweight car had been made of fibreglass, the injured man had to be cleaned of any fibreglass dust before his admission to hospital to prevent contamination.
The driver is thought to have been an employee of the Freelance motor group and had been driving the £40,000 vehicle up Trinity Hill between the group’s Longueville and Trinity premises.
The police inquiry began almost immediately and the road remained closed for several hours while crash investigation specialists took measurements and examined the site.
Officers want to speak to anyone who saw the vehicle being driven before the accident.