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BMW X7 Concept is no-show in Detroit due to damages sustained in transit

If you had plans to head to the 2018 Detroit Auto Show this month to see cars like the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance, we have got some bad news for you. The concept car is currently not on display because it got into an accident on its way there.

The very first time we saw this concept was at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. It was then followed by another public appearance in the United States, just six weeks ago. The concept’s next schedule was then supposed to already be at Detroit, unfortunately, it is not meant to be.

In their statement to Autonews, the automaker just said that the X7 Concept got damaged while being transported to Detroit by delivery truck, though they did not share any more details regarding the accident or how it happened. We also do not know how heavily damaged it was. To replace the X7 Concept in the show, the automaker displayed a standard 7 Series sedan instead.

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Bidding starts at $13,100 for impaled 2011 Bentley Mulsanne

What is the worst thing that could happen to your car? Well, probably if it gets burned down into ashes, because that’s equivalent to throwing away a huge amount of money, as nothing will be left of it. The next worst thing is probably having a huge piece of metal stab through your car just like that in scenes of a Final Destination movie.

My next question is, are you thinking of getting yourself a Bentley Mulsanne? Well, if you are, there is actually a 2011 model that is currently up for grabs. But it is unlike any other Mulsanne that you have seen out there, because it comes with a special accessory.

We actually don’t want to imagine what happened to this particular car and if there were any casualties. But it seems like it had hit the guardrail, real hard.

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Crashed 2018 Lexus LC 500 is listed for sale

Who would buy a secondhand car that has already crashed? That would be someone who knows a good opportunity when he sees one. We know that the 2018 Lexus LC 500 had begun deliveries to its United States customers recently. But apparently, one has already crashed and it’s now being sold on Copart.

With only as little as 777 miles on its odometer, the two-door sports coupe’s life has already been cut short after the accident. The vehicle is being sold by State Farm Insurance, with a title that says it had been salvaged but is repairable. Here’s the thing, it will be challenging and costly to repair a model like the Lexus LC 500, considering that it is a 2018 model.

Based on the photo that had been posted, the LC 500 has gone through a painful hit up on the front fascia. The bumper, spindle grille, hood and front quarter panels have been seriously damaged. That is not all, even the windshield has been shattered, while the radiator has been pushed out of place. Furthermore, the undercarriage was also seriously damaged, which caused the steering wheel and curtain airbags to be inflated.

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Rented Lamborghini Huracan crashed onto another vehicle by a young driver in Washington

What could be a bad day for a young man? Crashing a Lamborghini Huracan would be. What could be worse? The Lamborghini Huracan isn’t his.

According to a report by Q13 Fox, a 23-year old man in Edmonds, Washington, crashed a rented Lamborghini Huracan onto another vehicle. While the one who rented the supercar was his brother – for a family event in Edmonds -- this careless driver thought it was okay to play with the law.

Around 11:30 pm of August 13, 2017, police officers tapped to patrol the Taste of Edmonds festival saw a female passenger holding a beer while leaning out of the passenger window of a white Lamborghini Huracan. This prompted the police officers to attempt pulling over the Huracan. Unfazed initially, police officers tried to pursue the Huracan. Unfortunately for them, the white Huracan proved to be too fast to be caught up, so police officers gave up the chase, citing speed and safety reasons. However, what ultimately stopped the white Huracan weren’t police officers but an accident some time later.

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What could be a new 2017 Honda Civic Type R owner dread the most? Well, such nightmares would be a plenty, but at the top would probably be having your newly picked up Honda Civic Type R getting into a traffic collision and getting damaged.

Such was the case for a certain customer of a new Honda Civic Type R in the United States named Greg Ellingson. Just like any new owner of a new car, Ellingson would have been very happy that he was already taking home his brand new Honda Civic Type R. But his new Civic Type R never made it home, and what would have been a happy day for Ellingson turned into a gloomy event.

According to Ellingson, he encountered stop-and-go traffic on the highway going home. During one of the halts, Ellingson and the vehicle on the front had been stationary and waiting for some time. He was at least a full car length behind the driver in front of him. Then, another vehicle suddenly hit the crashed his Civic Type R, and it was so forceful that it pushed Ellingson’s new ride all the way to the tail of the car on front. The result? There was massive damage on the rear end of Ellingson’s Civic Type R. The front end, including the bonnet, of the performance version of the Civic also received considerable damage.

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You must have heard of Richard Hammond’s accident on Saturday, June 10 while shooting a segment for The Grand Tour. The accident occurred after he lost control of the Rimac Concept One, a Croatian electric hypercar worth £2 million just after passing the finish line. The car then flipped down the hill and caught on fire.

Luckily, the 47-year-old host was able to bail out of the car before it burst into flames. As James May arrived, he saw the marshals pull Hammond away from the car in case it explodes. The accident left Hammond with a fractured left knee. Notably, he was conscious immediately after the crash. Jeremy Clarkson, on the other hand, revealed that his legs “turned to jelly” when he saw the crash site.

After the serious car accident Richard Hammond got into, The Grand Tour season 2 will have to be delayed, says Jeremy Clarkson. For the meantime, Clarkson and James May will be filling in for Hammond for the next couple of shoots. However, there has been no update on whether the premiere date in October will be moved due to the postponement.

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TV celebrity and a member of the much-loved hosting trio behind the Amazon's The Grand Tour series, Richard Hammond, was immediately airlifted to a hospital following a close call when he was involved in a fiery car crash in a Swiss mountain race. The 47-year-old TV personality was maneuvering a rare Rimac Concept_One during the Bregrennen Hemberg, a mountainside hillclimb event held in St Gallen, while shooting for a feature video set that will be part of the series' second season.

A bystander caught the shocking accident on film and it showed Hammond driving the all-electric supercar when without warning something went terribly wrong as he failed to complete a left turn and skidded off road and into the side of the hill. He freed himself off the vehicle and got out of the car before the Concept_One went up in flames, according to a statement posted in The Grand Tour's official Facebook page.

He was then quickly transported via helicopter to the St Gallen hospital to assess his condition. It looks like he will continue to live another day, as he did not suffer any life-threatening injuries. Rimac Concept_One is an all-electric car that was produced by the Croatian firm Rimac Automobili. It was not known how fast Hammond's car was travelling when it veered off course.

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Remember that Lamborghini Huracan that was being sold for five dollars? Yup, the one that caught a lot of people’s attention. First, because it was so affordable; and second, because it was burned down to ashes and was still up for grabs.

Well, now we have another one with a similar case. But this time, it costs much more. But still affordable, just imagine buying a brand new entry-level Toyota, but you’ll get a Lamborghini Murcielago instead. But you’re probably thinking now that there’s a catch to this price drop.

What’s the first thing that comes into mind when you see an eBay seller whose username is “lamborghinidismantler”? Ok, you’re probably thinking he’s selling bits and pieces, or Lambo car parts. Well, he is selling parts that originate from Sant’Agata Bolognese, but besides that, he is also selling an original frame of a 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Coupe. But if you go and check out the listing, it doesn’t look like it is in its best condition. Yup, the item looks like it has been torched down, though it definitely is in a better condition compared to the $5 Huracan. At least this one has still got its shape.

Read the entire article Anyone willing to get a Lamborghini Murcielago for just $16,850?

Ouch. From the mileage, we know that this newly delivered Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was driven only a few miles before it suffered a major crash. The 18 miles on the clock prove that it was almost brand new. From the pictures released online of the wrecked muscle car in B5 Blue body paint, it seems very unlikely that we’ll be seeing this beast on the road again. Even so, the powerful 707hp and 650lb-ft of torque 6.2-liter V8 supercharger may still get a second lease on life for anyone who’s interested to take its engine for a rescue.

Cleveland Power and Performance has apparently picked up this Hellcat out of the dumps and has been selling some of its parts piece by piece. The outlet is known for rebuilding and restoration while they also have their specialties when it comes to customizing cars.

The company has picked up a total of 20 wrecked Hellcats but this particular Dodge Challenger SRT has the lowest amount of mileage. It is also the third time in all these years that they have encountered a vehicle with only a few total miles on the clock. One is a 2006 Pontiac GTO with 11 miles and a 2012 Grand Cherokee with just 12 miles.

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Some people really can’t be honest. A few even get worse and commit fraud. A young man from the United Kingdom thought he could get away with an insurance scam involving a fake Ferrari, a rented Audi and an intentional accident.

This young man in question is a certain Adam Islam, of Southwold Drive, Barking, Essex. He owns a fake Ferrari, which is basically a Toyota MR2 dressed up as a Ferrari F430. Islam and his friend Mohammed Abu Khayer – who had an Audi A1 rental car – went for a drive with their respective rides on September 12, 2014. But their enjoyable drive was interrupted by a crash, as both drivers were driving recklessly that day. But instead of honestly reporting the accident, Islam and Khayer connived to implement a plan that would make them earn tens of thousands of pounds by claiming insurance money.

Under their plan, instead of reporting what really happened, Islam claimed that his dressed up Toyota MR2 stalled on a bend and then it was hit by another car. He also claimed not knowing the driver of the supposedly at-fault vehicle. By doing so, Islam managed to collect around £29,000 from his insurer LV. Since the Audi A1 – the vehicle found to be at fault – was insured by the rental company, Abu incurred no personal cost by accepting that he was to be blamed for the accident.

Read the entire article Car insurance fraudster sent to prison for claiming fake crash of his fake Ferrari

Uber has resumed its self-driving tests after having had to temporarily put them on hold following a crash in Arizona on Friday. A Volvo XC90, the test vehicle involved in the accident was hit by another car at around 6:25 in the evening. According to Uber, the vehicle was set in self-driving mode while a driver was also on board. The other vehicle apparently is at fault for the incident as confirmed by the Tempe Police Department.

Luckily, none of the drivers were injured---considering the magnitude of the crash was substantial enough to turn the Uber car sideways. The test car also has no passengers in the backseat at the time of the incident. The photos are showing the SUV flipping over to its side while the other vehicle in the background sustained broken windows with several dents on the surface.

Although the transportation company was not to blame for this case, this is just among the many issues faced by Uber’s autonomous driving program. Uber’s test vehicles were disallowed on the public roads in California after it failed to secure a permit last December. It was not until it earned the support of Arizona’s Governor Doug Ducey that the ride sharing service proceeded with its self-driving tests.

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Dubbed as “America's Greatest Hot Rod Show,” the Detroit Autorama is held during the first quarter of every year and highlights hot rods and custom cars. This event has always excited car enthusiasts from every corner of the globe and this year was no different.

The event started with an orange 1969 Dodge Charger going up a ramp placed just outside the Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. A video uploaded on YouTube showed the Dodge Charger going up the ramp and then, as the saying goes, it came down with a bang. Indeed, it came down hard.

The stunt, for those who are familiar, was a reference to the high-flying adventures that Bo and Luke Duke encountered in the 1980s show “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Running for a total of seven seasons, the Dodge Charger used in the show was nicknamed as General Lee. The name is, of course, a reference to the famous general during the American Civil War and its features included a Confederate flag painted on the roof with the horn playing the first few notes of the “Dixie” song. In the show, the General was not only known for its unique horn sound but also for being involved in police chases and the long jumps.

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Driving a Lamborghini, especially on a track, should be an exhilarating experience. At speeds of around 200 mph, a Lamborghini should be a very exciting sports car to drive. However, speed could kill.

This was recently proven when two men – both of driving age – were killed following a car crash involving a Lamborghini sports car in Las Vegas. It was supposed to be a fun track-day driving experience for a client at SpeedVegas, a track center that offers customers a way to fulfill their dreams of driving exotic cars without having to buy or lease one. But the dream for this particular customer turned into a nightmare.

This customer, a male in his 30s, availed of the Lamborghini driving experience from SpeedVegas. The track center is offering two Lamborghini driving experiences – one on a Huracan while the other is a ride on a Gallardo. The Huracan experience costs $79 per lap, with a minimum of five laps. The Gallardo experience is cheaper at $59 per lap, also with a minimum of five laps. Each of these sports cars have max speeds of around 200 mph, and crashing even at speeds of 100 mph is not a joke.

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There was a time when cameras were not too portable and people only used them sporadically. Thus, we all have these missed moments. We failed to record these snippets of time that we will never again have.

Technology has changed the way people communicate and record history. Sharing on social media has become prevalent. Mobile phones are no longer just devices you use for calling as they have become an extension of your work and personal life. These days, people automatically whip out their phones when something unusual happens. Whether it’s an elusive officemate who suddenly shows up at a party or when an exotic car happens to pass by.

Now here’s the latest news report that has been dominating social media: a driver crashed his van into a rare Pagani Zonda F while he was filming it. The exotic car is owned by Jorge Gómez, an Argentinian businessman who happens to have his Pagani registered in Paraguay. Based on the reports that came from Autoblog.com.ar, Gómez recounted how it took him eleven years to finally buy a Zonda. This must’ve hurt really bad. Ouch.

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Two supercars were found to have been involved in a collision in the Massey Tunnel in Vancouver, Canada. The accident, which occurred last week, involved a Lamborghini Huracan colliding with a Ferrari 458 Italia.

According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the front of the red Huracan bumped the rear portion of the blue Ferrari 458 Italia. While the front of the former and the rear end of the latter were indeed damaged, the authorities revealed that the damages appeared to be repairable and thus had the possibility of being written off.

It appears that the experience could have played an important role as the RCMP said that the persons behind the wheel of these two supercars were young men and both in their 20s. The police said further that the two drivers were likely inexperienced as one of them even only carried a novice driving license. Following the accident, both vehicles were towed with the driver of the Huracan to be charged with a traffic violation, specifically for following too closely the 458 Italia in front.

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If you own a Lamborghini Aventador SV (Super Veloce) Roadster, you wouldn’t want to crash it. However, things do happen and if one is unlucky (more likely not careful) enough, he or she could send his or her Aventador SV Roadster crashing.

A driver – reportedly a young man in his early 20s – was recently able to damage his Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster in Park Lane, London after engaging in a street race against another car, which could be a Bentley Continental GT V8 judging from the appearance of its interior. The Aventador SV Roadster in topic is finished in matte black, making it looked like Batman’s heroic ride, the Batmobile. Interestingly, this Aventador SV Roadster is fitted with a personalized number plate “The 84T” (The Bat).

As for the race and the accident, these were recorded by the occupants of the Continental GT V8. Initially, the Continental GT V8 was just lazily cruising through central London until it came to a halt before a traffic light, where the Aventador SV Roadster was already stopped. It took no words between the drivers of the two sporty cars to start a street race as soon as the traffic light shifted from red to green – after all, both were driving extraordinary cars with terrific powers. The next thing that happened was like a scene from The Fast and the Furious film franchise (Fast & Furious 6 in particular). If we could remember, there was also a thrilling chase scene in London.

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It’s not everyday that we hear stories about horrible car accidents but it seems this year has brought us a lot of bad news. What’s tragic is that the cars involved are not just average cars. Among the unfortunate incidents are those that destroyed a black Maybach 62S and the Pagani Zonda ZoZo that collided in Tokyo, Japan. Read on.

Based on the photos that surfaced after the accident, the Maybach was behind the one-off Pagani Zonda. Judging from this angle, the luxury sedan isn’t badly hurt. But still, we feel bad for the owner of the Pagani. The special Zonda was made to order by Zozotown founder Yusaku Maezawa. He had it equipped with a powerful 750 hp 7.3 litre V12 AMG engine apart from the specially designed carbon fibre exterior.

Just a few weeks ago, the 41-year old Maezawa posted a video on Instagram showing his beloved Zonda ZoZo alongside an Aston Martin One-77.The online shopping magnate only had his ZoZo in shorter than a year and so it doesn’t feel right to see it go just like that.

Read the entire article One-off Pagani Zonda ZoZo faces horrible crash in Japan

When an ordinary car gets into an accident, only a few would notice and the news spreads locally. However, when a supercar – an exclusive edition nonetheless – gets into an accident, the news would spread in a global scale, especially if this car was delivered just a month ago.

This was the case of a month-old McLaren MSO HS, whose proud owner could have scratched his or her head over the fate of this exclusive supercar that was left stuck at the bottom rear end of a delivery truck. As indicated by its license plate, the British Racing Green-wrapped yellow-trimmed McLaren MSO HS is registered in London (area tag LJ) and is just newly delivered (age identifier 66).

It is, however, unclear whether the accident happened in the area where it was registered. It is also unconfirmed whether it was the McLaren MSO HS that crashed into the delivery truck. But using the Instagram picture as a basis, it is likely that it was the delivery truck that rear-ended the McLaren MSO HS while reversing.

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Had we known supercars will be treated roughly by their reckless owners, then buyers should have been thoroughly scrutinized before releasing these majestic beasts to their care. It is heartbreaking to witness a supercar wrecked into unrecognizable pieces, its glory days gone in a blink of an eye, all because of thoughtless driving. And it looks like many of these supercar crashes happen in China, the latest one involving a McLaren 570S.

The accident happened near Shanghai and is one of the first McLaren 570S crashes that has been reported. From the photos posted by GlobalCarWanted, the exotic car has been heavily damaged, the accident completely ruining the front end of what was once a regal masterpiece. Heavy dents are also found on both sides of the supercar which could be an indication that it must have spun around hitting the guardrail for quite some time before coming to a full stop.

There hasn’t been any official statement on what really happened before the crash but judging by the looks of the British supercar, it looks like high speed is a factor to be reckoned with. It is said that the supercar came on a head-on collision with a larger car. Upon closer look, images from the accident show an SUV parked on the emergency lane which some speculate might have been involved.

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This month has seen two of the most heart-breaking scenes in the automotive world; and by heart-breaking we mean limited edition cars in a catastrophic state after a crash. Ouch.

First off this month was the unfortunate crash of one of the seven Koenigsegg One:1s at the Nurburgring. It wouldn’t be a surprise because accidents to tend to happen a lot at the Green Hell but what’s so sad about this unfortunate event is that the car that was seen tumbling, rolling over and crashing into a fence was just one out of the seven of its kind. Yes, the One:1 is a limited edition model which is why it is also understandable why this accident was so upsetting.

There were no reported fatalities which is good news, but the car did receive serious damages. Hopefully, Koenigsegg fixes the lapses on their system. We’re also crossing our fingers that they can still fix the car to look good as new or even better.

Read the entire article Pagani Huayra Pearl is the Second Rare Hypercar Annihilated Within One Month