8 Ferraris, 1 Lamborghini, 3 Mercedes Crash — Prius Survives

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Sorry, but this story/ironic/odd is too funny not to share.

Apparently, a mega-crash in Japan on Sunday (no worries, no one was killed or seriously injured) took down (i.e. crushed) 8 Ferraris, 1 Lamborghini, and 3 Mercedes. In other words, some of the 1% had a few of their toys damaged.

BUT, what caused the crash? Reportedly, the cause of the mega-accident was a Ferrari trying to pass a Toyota Prius and then hitting a guardrail. And, most interestingly, the Prius rode away nearly unscathed, only suffering a bit of rear bumper damage.

prius

If, like me, you are wondering why so many 1% cars were driving together, here’s the story from Yahoo!: “The group — which Japanese police officials called “a gathering of narcissists” — were driving to a supercar meet-up in Hiroshima, where about 100 vehicles were expected to show.” The cars were going about 80-100mph at the time of the crash.

What a world!

h/t Grist | Toyota Prius photo (not the one from the crash) via Beth and Christian


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