Colossal Supercar Pileup in Japan Destroys Eight Ferraris, Three Mercedes and a Lamborghini [Videos]By Ant On December 6, 2011 Under Cars
Luckily, no fatalities were reported though ten drivers suffered bruising and some minor injuries.
“The accident occurred when the driver of a red Ferrari was switching from the right lane to the left and skidded,” Mitsuyoshi Isejima, executive officer for Yamaguchi Prefecture’s Expressway Traffic Police unit told Bloomberg News. “It was a gathering of narcissists,” said Isejima who added that the drivers were aged between 37 and 60 years old.
Unidentified eyewitnesses told reporters at the scene that the group of Ferraris, which included several F360s and a white Testarossa (or 512 TR / F512 M), were travelling over the speed limit going around 140km/h to 160km/h (85mph to 100mph).
Local media estimated that the total worth of the supercars alone is somewhere around 300 million yen or about US$3.85 million / €2.85 million.
“I’ve never seen such a thing,” highway patrol lieutenant Eiichiro Kamitani told the AFP News agency. “Ferraris rarely travel in such large numbers.”
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