Car Crash In Japan Claims 8 Ferraris, 3 Mercedes, A Lamborghini Diablo, Nissan GT-R And A Prius

December 5, 2011


13 exotic sports cars and a Prius were involved in a pileup in Japan over the weekend, with damages to the vehicles estimated as high as $4-million. And that's not including the Prius. Those things are exorbitant! Also, absorbent (I've wiped with one before when they ran out of TP at a music festival).

But local authorities say it likely wasn't a case of "The Fast and the Furious."

Although the investigation is continuing, based on initial interviews, the type of the damage the vehicles suffered and injuries, authorities said they don't believe the cars were burning rubber as per the highway throwdowns made famous in the street racer movie series.

Instead, wet road conditions may have caused the first car, a Ferrari driven by a 60-year-old male, to slip on the two-lane highway and smash into a guard rail. Cars behind then added to the pile-up as they tried to screech on the brakes.

Man that sucks. Here I am with ZERO Ferraris and there are people out there crashing eight of them at a time. It ain't right! I mean, I deserve a sports car. "You don't even have a license." Exactly, so I'll never crash it. "Or drive." You're right -- flight simulator it is.

Hit the jump for several more shots and a news video of the carnage.





Eight Ferraris, Lamborghini in $4 Million Pile-Up [wallstreetjournal]
Wow -- Japanese Highway Crash Claims 8 Ferraris, 3 Mercedes and a Lamborghini [theblaze]

Thanks to Max, who agrees everyone should donate a dollar to the 'buy GW a Ferrari' fund. Come on, it's a noble cause!

  • Bryan J. Jacop

    did anyone else think of Clarkson, May, and Hammond when they read this?


    To see this physically hurts...

  • That makes it the worlds most expensive accident involving only sports cars.

  • I guess it is the most costly crash ever, never seen such thing like this before, 8 ferraris, 3 mercedes, 1 lamborghini diablo, nissan gt-r and a prius, damn man worth of millions.

  • AeonPsixx

    Oh the Prius :[

  • They were Asians? Who would have guessed Asian drivers would crash, now if they were woman drivers on top of that. I would be on the floor laughing.

  • hahhahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • jeffrey moratz

    And  whats amazing is it was a 60 yr old male that caused the accident!!!

  • Darth_Spartan

    Last time I am borrowing the car to the kid.

  • colin twigg

    Smurfs to the rescue!

  • Dan Wood

    The GT-R has me more sad than the rest.

  • If they are better drivers then they would have gone around the first car. Or if they are a pac-man they would just eat the previous cars. ;)

  • Julio Juarez

    Aaaahh GW you missed an oportunity to make a link/reference to the crushed Ferrary coffee table article you made not too long ago. Should get checked for Alzheimer's, don't expect me to read your own blog every day so you remember me for 1 minute and we hug and kiss but later you yell because your moment of lucidity is gone and I watch in tears as the doctor and nurses have to tranquilize you.

  • painweaver

    that's one of many reasons why i believe there are either multiple (newbs) writers for GW now, or someone new all together

  • Shaun9lives

    What do you mean "believe" there's a new GW?  Of course there is,  just read the old and new posts.  The writing is very different, mainly in that the old writing was funny.  Though, in all fairness, the new writer(s?) is getting better.

  • The_Dark_Knight_Rides_Again

    Go Speed Racer, Go Speed Racer, Go Speed Racer Gooooo!I think Racer X caused it!

  • Oh no! not a Prius! ;)

  • AGirlNamedMichael

    Here's a newsflash, Japanese Police Guys...wet roads don't cause crashes- people driving too fast on them do.  As for the wreck itself, in the words of Nelson Muntz..."HA-ha!"

  • Meewok

    If you read up on what's suspected, it was probably caused when one of the guys tried to switch lanes suddenly and into a medium, and wet road conditions aided in the incident becoming a disaster if anything

  • Those cops' uniforms are hilarious.

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