If you haven’t heard about this already, this weeks biggest news in the auto industry was this massive accident in Japan that totaled 14 vehicles. This was a convoy of exotic car drivers that decided to go out for a group drive. This included 8 Ferrari’s, 3 Mercedes, a Lamborghini, a skyline and some how a Prius that we assume was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The accident started with a miss calculation from one of the lead Ferrari’s that hit a barrier in the road and started a chain reaction that wrecked over $8 million dollars worth of high end vehicles. This sucks pretty bad for all of these drivers but it’s even worse for the one that started the accident. Our condolences go out to him and his insurance company as they get this one sorted out.
So here’s a fun story from over seas. It seems even in other country’s some people are just angry no matter how much money they have. In Rome a 32 Year Old Ferrari driver is arrested for attacking a Fiat 600. Yes this is for real.
Apparently the Fiat 600 was blocking this guys path and instead of flipping him off, the Ferrari driver decided to ram into the fiat with his $250k car. Nice guy right? So if you have the money, a little car carnage sounds like a pretty fun thing to do, especially with a Ferrari. A fiat is pocket change at that point, so replacing the guys car wouldn’t have been a concern.
This is a perfect case of when road rage goes bad because it didn’t end there. The Ferrari driver didn’t just run the Fiat 600 off the road, that wouldn’t have been enough for this guy. Instead he got out, smashed the Fiats window and proceeded to beat up the driver. Eventually cops made it to the scene but had to call for back up as the Ferrari’s passenger had also joined in on the Fiat beating.
Once the the Police had the scene under control, they found £23,000 (about $35,000 USD) in the Ferrari. Both the Ferrari driver and passenger were arrested. Police are still investigating the origin of the Cash found in the 458. I’m sure the Fiat driver is home recovering and possibly re thinking his Fiat 600 purchase.