Japan sees world’s most expensive car crash with eight Ferraris involved

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 5, 2011

Japan saw yesterday the world’s most expensive car crash as eight Ferraris and Lamborghini were part of a 14-car crash. According to our sources, it appears that the accident occurred when a driver of a red Ferrari switched from the right land to the left and lost control of the car. Mitsuyoshi Isejima, executive officer for Yamaguchi Prefecture's Expressway Traffic Police unit said that this was a gathering of narcissists and that the driver were aged between 37 and 60 years old.

Moreover, the accident took place on the rain-soaked Chugoku Expressway in Yamaguchi Prefecture at the western tip of Japan's main island of Honshu, and also involved three Mercedes-Benz vehicles and two Toyotas. The good news is that no one was killed, but 10 people got free minor injuries.

Furthermore, it seems that the person who caused the accident was a 60-year-old self-employed man from Fukuoka prefecture.

We have bad news for him as he may face up to three months in jail or a fine of as much as 100,000 yen ($1,280). Other sources confirmed the fact that a Nissan GT-R was also involved in a crash, as well as a Toyota Prius (don’t know if this was the ‘safety car’). The other Ferrari models understood to have been involved in the pile-up include a F512, F355, F430 Scuderia and a F360.

Ferrari 430 Scuderia is light and simple but striking with its unique exhaust and engine sound. All details of the 430 Scuderia hint at an unmistakable athleticism as it is a product of the racing world.

In fact, it takes its very name Scuderia from racing. Michael Schumacher who has been World Champion for several times was tasked to work with the carmaker in developing the car. As a result, the car has the most progressive technology that the carmaker’s passionate and sportiest customers could now have.

Ferrari 430 Scuderia weighs 2775 lb and has a 4308 cm3 V8 engine that delivers 510 hp of power at 8500 revolutions per minute. As such, the car enjoys an outstanding low weight-power ratio at only 2.45 kg/hp. It accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in only 3.6 seconds. The Ferrari 430 Scuderia can finish a tap at around the same time as the Ferrari Enzo, which is the embodiment of Maranello's philosophy of making racing cars into road cars.

430 Scuderia uses its E-Diff, F1-SuperFast2 gearbox, F1-Trac traction control, and advanced aerodynamics, as well as very nimble handling and speedy acceleration to give you the extremes in driving pleasures both on the racing track and on the streets.

The Ferrari 430 Scuderia Engine

430 Scuderia has an engine that is the improved version of the Ferrari F430's 90° V8 engine. The improved engine has given the 430 Scuderia more power to 118 hp per litre. Also improved are the exhaust system and inlet ducts. They’ve also been able to copy the exhaust geometries you see on the Ferrari F430 Challenge. You also have carbon-fiber intake manifolds here as well as carbon-fiber filter housing, both of which lower the car’s weight.

Ferrari 430 Scuderia has an ignition system that features special coils and a dedicated CPU for tracking ionising currents. This helps ensure that all sparking detonation in every cylinder are promptly detected. This allows for faster and accurate sparking.

Topics: japan, ferrari, crash

If you liked the article, share on:


Login or Create new account to add a comment!


Volkswagen Group’s dieselgate saga continues, but it appears the German company would be able to get out of trouble, but it would not be unscathed. This development comes as Volkswagen...
by - January 22, 2017
When a car has been in the market for nearly six years, it loses some of its luster and its customers tend to go for the all-new model with a...
by - January 22, 2017
Remember Zenos Cars, a British carmaker that specializes in designing and building lightweight and high-performance sports cars? If you are wondering how the company is faring with their E10 lightweight...
by - January 21, 2017
Mercedes-Benz has revealed that in 2017, its series 124 coupé will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. While this itself is a significant event, it will also mean that this model...
by - January 21, 2017
BMW’s 550i xDrive has long been considered as one of the most successful business sedans in the world. For the brand, this may not be enough as it has officially...
by - January 20, 2017

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Subscribe to our newsletter!