In what may be if not the worst, one of the nastiest and most expensive supercar crashes of all time, 14 vehicles including eight Ferraris, three Mercedes-Benzes, a Lamborghini, a Toyota Prius and an unspecified Toyota, were involved in a massive pile-up on the Chugoku expressway in Shimonoseki, southwestern Japan on Sunday. 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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