Monday/ Sunday drive Supercar Crash

This white Audi R8 V10 Coupé is parked in the hotel lobby for a promotion. Asked what it costs, the attendant said ‘more than ¥2m (US$314,000)’.    I think it can be bought for under $200k in the USA, though.

(The other pictures are from searches I did on-line).  NHK World TV from Japan reported here that Chugoku Expressway in Shimonoseki, Japan was the scene of a very costly crash on Sunday which reduced eight Ferraris, one Lamborghini and three Mercedes-Benz to wrecks (no serious injuries to the 10 drivers and passengers, though).     It was a gathering of luxury sportscar owners going for a Sunday afternoon drive toward Hiroshima.    The front driver struck a median while crossing lanes and set off a chain reaction of crashes which was all over in less than a minute.    Eyewitnesses say the cars were going at a fair clip, some 140-160 km/h (up to 100mph), and driving too close together.   It is not clear if the little Prius was caught up in the tangle as well, or if it was parked on the side of the road.


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