Japan’s Costly Ferrari Crash: Lessons in High-Speed Driving

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Japan's Costly Ferrari Crash
Japan's Costly Ferrari Crash

In December 2011, an expressway in Japan witnessed one of the most expensive car crashes in history, involving eight Ferraris, a Lamborghini, and three Mercedes-Benzes. Occurring on a rainy Sunday, the convoy of ultra-expensive sports cars, en route to an event in Hiroshima, encountered treacherous driving conditions on the rain-soaked Chugoku Expressway.

The incident unfolded when the driver of a Ferrari 430 Scuderia attempted to overtake another vehicle, losing control on the wet pavement. The Ferrari careened into the guardrail, triggering a chain reaction that resulted in a multi-car collision, leaving a trail of crumpled metal and shattered glass.

Japan's Costly Ferrari Crash
Japan’s Costly Ferrari Crash

While most occupants suffered minor injuries, the exotics sustained significant damage, with some declared beyond repair. Estimates suggested repair costs ranging from $4 million to $28 million, highlighting the financial toll of the crash.

Despite the spectacle, the incident underscored the risks associated with high-speed driving in adverse weather conditions, prompting authorities to investigate the causes and implications of the crash.

Dana Phio

By Dana Phio

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