This dashcam footage from the United Kingdom shows a Mercedes-AMG A45 driver speeding through a traffic circle and almost causing a smash.

The clip captured in Kent shows the camera-equipped vehicle waiting to enter the traffic circle, finally setting off at the 19-second mark.

According to the driver, the A45 is behind him at this point, entering the circle in the same lane. But the hot hatch driver apparently moves to the outside lane before attempting to blast round the slower-moving vehicle.

The AMG-badged Mercedes slips between the camera-equipped vehicle and a Volkswagen Golf in the other lane, exiting the circle and speeding off into the distance. That was pretty close!

Watch the video above but be warned it contains some strong language...