Massive Japanese crash claims eight Ferraris, three Benzes, and a Lamborghini

A single miscalculation from a Ferrari driver earlier today in Japan led to a chain reaction that ultimately wrecked or destroyed 14 vehicles including eight Ferraris, three Mercedes, a Lamborghini, a Skyline, and a Prius that was in the right place at the wrong time.

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A group of foreign car enthusiasts were heading to Hiroshima from Kyushu when one of the drivers lost control trying to overtake a car on a wet, curved part of China Road in Yamaguchi Prefecture. The Ferrari driver reportedly hit the median and created a reaction that caused the other cars in the lineup to crash, according to Japanese media (translated).

No one was seriously hurt in the crash, but the vehicular carnage is severe. Video from the Japanese TV report above, as well as photos from Twitter and other news sites shows a trail of expensive Italian metal dotted with Japanese and German cars.

It's slightly difficult to tell from pictures, but the Ferraris involved appear to include multiple F355s, F430s (including a Scuderia), an F360, and some form of F512.

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Other cars include the aforementioned Mercedes-Benz products (including a CL600-ish type vehicle), a car described as a Lamborghini Diablo, a Nissan Skyline, and one Toyota Prius.

The accident shut down the road for six hours as cleanup crews tried to untangle the mess. We'll update as we get more information.

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BiTurbo228 - Dr Frankenstein of Spitfires

Right. Through clandestine means you have come to be the owner of any one of the engines here. Untouched. What do you put it in?

I'm going with F430 V8 in an Alfa 159 Q4