The crash on an expressway in Japan that ruined eight Ferraris, three Mercedes-Benzes and a Lamborghini Diablo has been described by international news outlets as the world’s most expensive car crash, with the damage estimated at anywhere between $1 million and $4 million.
A witness told local media he saw the convoy of luxury cars travelling at speeds of about 160km/h, more than twice the speed limit on the Chugoku Expressway, in Yamaguchi Prefecture about 10.15am on Sunday, London’s Daily Telegraph reported.
“It was a gathering of narcissists.”
The drivers involved were aged between 37- and 60-years-old, he said.
Ten people suffered cuts and bruises in the pile-up, which took six hours to clear from the road.
The New York Times reported that the crash caught the world’s attention not only because of the number of luxury cars involved, but because it gave a glimpse of Japan’s “superrich” who rarely make public shows of their wealth.