Satu kemalangan 14 buah kereta mewah yang membabitkan jumlah kos kenderaan yang termahal di dunia setakat ini berlaku di Tokyo Ahad lalu. Anggaran sekitar RM12.5 juta jumlah nilai semua 14 kereta yang terbabit, terdiri dari 8 buah Ferari, 3 buah Mercedes, satu Lamborghini, satu Prius dan satu lagi jenis Toyota.
Baca berita yang dipetik dari The Guardian:
Ferraris destroyed in costly Japan motorway pile-up
Lamborghini and three Mercedes among sports cars involved in crash described as one of the most expensive ever.
Eight Ferraris, a Lamborghini, three Mercedes, a Prius and a second Toyota worth a combined total of £2.5m were involved in the crash – making it one of the most expensive recorded.
Police believe the accident, on the Chugoku expressway in Shimonoseki, south-western Japan, occurred when the driver of one of the Ferraris tried to change lanes and hit a barrier on the rain-soaked road. The driver spun across the motorway and the other cars collided while trying to avoid hitting his car. The debris was spread over about 400 metres of the motorway.
An unnamed witness told the TBS broadcaster that the convoy appeared to be travelling at between 85 and 100mph. “One of them spun and they all ended up in this great mess.” The speed limit on that section of the motorway is 50mph.
Video of the crash showed several smashed red Ferraris cluttering the motorway. The drivers are thought to have been on their way to a gathering of supercars in Hiroshima, 80 miles away, when the accident occurred.
Even a used Ferrari in Japan can fetch £65,000 or more. One of the cars involved was said to be a Ferrari F360, which sell in Japan for more than £147,000. Reports said it took more than six hours to remove the wreckage. Another car was thought to be a Ferrari F430 Scuderia, which has a top speed of 200mph.
No one was seriously injured, but police in Yamaguchi prefecture said 10 people – five men and five women – had been treated for cuts and bruises.
The automobile enthusiasts, aged between 37 and 60, were condemned by Japanese police. “It was a gathering of narcissists,” Mitsuyoshi Isejima of the Yamaguchi prefecture expressway traffic unit told Bloomberg.