Big supercar crash in Japan… but we’re a little fuzzy on the “most expensive” bit.

The internet’s been fizzing all day today with reports of a very  painful, very expensive 14-car crash on the Chugoku highway in  Shimonoseki, Japan. Largely because it involved a convoy of Ferraris.  And a Toyota Prius. The lead driver of said convoy, which was  journeying to Hiroshima for a supercar meet, attempted to change lanes  but hit a barrier, spun out and caused all the cars to crash horribly,  embroiling a Toyota in the process. Luckily, nobody was injured. But it  remains a deeply troubling sight. Something else has also unsettled us. Depending on your news source of choice, there were eight Ferraris involved, three Mercedes-Benzes, a Nissan Skyline and a Lamborghini Diablo. Now,  we’ve had a look at all the footage and we can only identify six  Ferraris (two 355s, a black 360 with racy bolt-on parts, a red 360 with  racy bolt-on parts, a 430 Scuderia and a cocaine-white 512 Testarossa).  But no Lamborghini. Or Skyline.
What’s got us most confused is the estimate of these destroyed cars  collective worth. If you believe The Telegraph, the total adds up to as  much as $4 million, while BBC News claims 300 million Yen (or $3.8 million)….

But the costs of these cars do not equal up to anywhere near $1MM.
So what *is* the most expensive supercar crash in the world?

Big supercar crash in Japan… but we’re a little fuzzy on the “most expensive” bit.

The internet’s been fizzing all day today with reports of a very painful, very expensive 14-car crash on the Chugoku highway in Shimonoseki, Japan. Largely because it involved a convoy of Ferraris. And a Toyota Prius.

The lead driver of said convoy, which was journeying to Hiroshima for a supercar meet, attempted to change lanes but hit a barrier, spun out and caused all the cars to crash horribly, embroiling a Toyota in the process. Luckily, nobody was injured. But it remains a deeply troubling sight.

Something else has also unsettled us.

Depending on your news source of choice, there were eight Ferraris involved, three Mercedes-Benzes, a Nissan Skyline and a Lamborghini Diablo.

Now, we’ve had a look at all the footage and we can only identify six Ferraris (two 355s, a black 360 with racy bolt-on parts, a red 360 with racy bolt-on parts, a 430 Scuderia and a cocaine-white 512 Testarossa). But no Lamborghini. Or Skyline.

What’s got us most confused is the estimate of these destroyed cars collective worth. If you believe The Telegraph, the total adds up to as much as $4 million, while BBC News claims 300 million Yen (or $3.8 million)….

But the costs of these cars do not equal up to anywhere near $1MM.

So what *is* the most expensive supercar crash in the world?

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