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 |  Feb 04 2012, 2:00 PM

About two months ago we reported a collection of luxurious and exotic machines that were involved in a bizarre accident in Japan that claimed at least eight Ferraris, three Mercedes-Benzes, a Lamborghini, a Nissan Skyline and a Toyota Prius.

The exotic car crash occurred on the Chugoku Expressway out in the Yamaguchi Prefecture and fortunately only ten people were hospitalized with just minor injuries.

Now a video of the aftermath from that accident has surfaced and it appears that Japan is now home to at least two parking lots full of fine machines just sitting and rotting. This accident is now being dubbed “the world’s most expensive car pileup” with an estimated combined cost of $4-million in damage.

Take a closer look at the Italian carnage after the break.

[Source: Carscoop]

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 |  Dec 14 2011, 7:30 AM

Nothing brings a tear to the eye quite like seeing an exotic involved in a car crash. This Koenigsegg CCX was sighted in Long Island, wrecked, appearing to have left the road after contact towards the front of its door panel. The exotic reportedly belongs to a Long Island-based car collector, known for his passion towards Koenigsegg’s machines.

The accident is reported to have occurred at the intersection of Berry Hill Road and Rodeo Drive in Syosset early Saturday evening. Fortunately no injuries were reported, though we’re sure someone’s pride and wallet is a bit damaged. The 4.7L twin-turbocharged, V8 super car has 806-hp and 678 lb-ft of torque, making it one of the most sought after exotics in the world.

[Source: Luxury4Play]

 |  Dec 04 2011, 8:05 PM

An bizarre accident over the weekend in Japan severely damaged 14 cars, eight of which were Ferraris. The other vehicles involved in the smash-up include three Mercedes-Benzes, a Lamborghini, a Nissan Skyline and a poor little Toyota Prius. According to the news report, a caravan of foreign car enthusiasts were heading from Hiroshima to Kyushu when one of the Ferrari drivers hit the median while trying to overtake a car on the wet, curved road.

Fortunately no one was seriously hurt in the crash, but it’s a sad sight to see all these exotics demolished the way they are. From what we can tell in the video, there were multiple F355s, F430s, an F360 and some form of an F512. Even worse, the accident shut down the road for six long hours as officials tried to determine exactly what happened.

Check out the news report from Japan below:

[Source: Jalopnik]

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 |  Sep 16 2011, 10:07 AM

The Targa Newfoundland just got a huge boost in popularity, thanks to Zahir Rana and his Ferrari Enzo.

Any time a Ferari Enzo rashes it’s big news. It’s even bigger when the car crashes into the Atlantic Ocean during a sanctioned open road race. You can’t buy publicity like this. And you probably couldn’t afford to either, with the car worth well over $1 million.

Driven by ZR Auto owner and exotic car enthusiast Zahir Rana, the car is no regular Enzo, but rather a highly modified version by Edo Competition made to look like the ultra-rare FXX and sporting some serious performance modifications. In the past had received a transplant from an FXX model (exactly how Rana managed to get a hold of such an engine is a mystery). More recently it had been converted with a twin-turbo setup, although it’s not known if that was the engine being used during the Targa Newfoundland race.

Watch video of the crash, and the car’s recovery from the ocean after the jump:

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 |  Jun 16 2010, 9:22 PM

The luck just doesn’t seem to be getting any better for Lamborghinis, as another crash has surfaced - this time having absolutely nothing to do with their employees. One would think when you own just one of 10 LP670-4 SV China Edition‘s in the world, you’d be a little more careful with it. Just by looking at the photos, we can tell this bull suffered a seriously unfortunate accident in Beijing earlier this month.

Details are sparse, but what has been documented is that the vehicle was speeding at around 110 mph when the driver lost control. The exotic left the road, struck a group of trees and finally came to a stop a good 100 meters away. Luckily, as crazy as it may seem in populated Beijing, there were no pedestrians on the road and both driver and passenger were unscathed despite not wearing their seatbelts. Another proof that money just can’t buy common sense, driving experience or… well, just a brain.

This year seems to be filled with plenty of celebrity deaths and we can add on to 2010 as the year Lamborghini has really made the news with plenty of destroyed rarities.

[Source: Topspeed]

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 |  May 07 2010, 12:13 AM

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Nothing is more tragic than a horrible car accident, especially when it involves an expensive exotic and a young lady. News broke earlier today that a Lamborghini Gallardo, a demo car from Lamborghini of Germany, had crashed, causing the death of both the driver and the passenger.

There isn’t a ton of information on the accident, but witnesses claim the driver had given the Gallardo a tad too much throttle causing it to skid against a divider. What happened after that is something we all hope we’ll never have to witness; the car flew through the air, hit a lamppost and burst into flames. The driver is believed to be an actual employee of Lamborghini that was taking the 28 year old female on a demo ride.

Unfortunately we’ll never get to hear the other side of the story, but hopefully this serves as an unpleasant reminder that no matter how nice of a car or how powerful it is, not controlling it behind the wheel is always dangerous. There’s no need to show off or drive outside your limits, even if it’s in a rare exotic.

[Source: EarthTimes]