Commonly, drivers of supercars are believed to be at fault because many think that they cannot handle the metal beast to control it and prevent the accident. When it comes to supercar crashes, a car accident attorney would often find one of these situations challenging to defend. That said, let’s take a look at the costliest supercar crashes of all time:
The Bugatti EB-110 is a dream car for many. Back when it was new, you would’ve had to shell out US$500,000 for it. One notable accident with this car was when a mechanic took it out for a ride. The mechanic claimed that he drove it on an oil slick, causing the vehicle to hit a pole.
Pagani Zonda C12S
Costing US$650,000, the ultra-rare Pagani Zonda C12S was driven like crazy by its owner one early morning in Hong Kong when the driver lost control of the supercar. For what reason? Only he knows.
Mercedes SL300 Gullwing
The accident this car figured in was slightly understandable as the crash happened during a Carrera Panamerican race in Mexico. The classic vehicle crashed in one of the legs of the competition.
The owner of the US$1 million supercar was about to show off his wheels to a group of friends when he crashed it at the golf course. Maybe the owner needs to practice his swings some more.
This accident was estimated to cost roughly US$1.2 million. The initial accident began when a Bentley Azure careened over a Mercedes S Class. Unfortunately, the Bentley did some collateral damage when it hit a Ferrari F430 and eventually crashed into a Porsche 911 and an Aston Martin Rapide.
Rowan Atkinson – the actor better known as Mr. Bean – crashed his McLaren F1 just outside London. He lost control of the car and hit a tree, and the $1.25 million-car caught fire after the crash. Unknown to many, Atkinson is an avid car enthusiast. He also occasionally joins some car races. The luxury car is only one of 65 in the world.
Ferrari Enzo crashes are pretty numerous, but the most memorable one was the 2006 incident because of the circumstances surrounding the accident. Stefan Ericksson raced a Mercedes McLaren SLR at over 100 mph. He crashed his car and walked away as if nothing happened.
This Bugatti Veyron crash has been controversial because the incident was caught on video, and it revealed that the car was deliberately crashed into a lake in what many believe to be a case of insurance fraud.
Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France
Like the Mercedes SL300 Gullwing, this Ferrari 250 GT crashed during a race. So, the owners probably have an idea about the possible consequences of their decision.
Pagani Zonda F Clubsport
The owner, Steffan Korbach, is a German investment banker who was probably too eager to get to his destination that he may have stepped on the gas more than he’s supposed to. This action caused the car to aquaplane and hit an Armco barrier. Korbach, together with a lady friend, was unharmed despite the absence of airbags. Apparently, the car is so secure that there is no need for such. Did we say that Korbach was on his way to pick up a Pagani Huayra? It makes us think about being an investment banker.
Japan Supercar Crash
Japan’s supercar enthusiasts went for a ride — that’s why there was a group of supercars on the road that day. Unfortunately, a Ferrari tried to overtake and lost control of the vehicle. The crash resulted in a domino of supercars crashing on to one another. The resulting crash? Eight Ferraris, three Mercedes Benz, a Lamborghini, and a Nissan GT-R.
Ferrari 250 GT Spyder
This is not a crash, but it is a pretty unexpected accident, especially for the owner of the US$10-million Ferrari 250 GT Spyder. You see, the owner parked it near the ocean right before a hurricane hit the place.
Ferrari 250 GTO
This Ferrari 250 GTO crash is probably one that the owner will never forget. The ultra-expensive car, worth US$28.5 million, crashed on a track event.
These supercar crashes are just some examples of how some accidents can be due to a driver’s fault. Sometimes, it could be because they are overconfident with their driving skills. Other times, it could be because they underestimated their car’s horsepower. No matter the reason, let’s take the time to remember these supercars as they were before the crashes — fast, powerful, and oh so cool.