When someone gets in a car accident, it is always a sad and unfortunate event. Being in one can get someone hurt, or worse, fatally injured. On top of that, the costs that come with being in a car wreck can be huge. If you have experienced being in a car accident, you would realize how dangerous it can be and how much of a hassle it is to be in a car crash. Even if you have insurance, you might still have to pay for a huge deductible on repairs and your insurance premiums can skyrocket. What is even worse is that you can get a write off if you totaled your car.
Here, we listed 15 of the most expensive cars that have crashed and burned. Although there is a good chance that the owners of these cars have enough money to get them replaced, it does not mean that it did not hurt even just a little to repair or get an exchange for their ride. In most cases, aside from money, the owners might have even shed a tear or two. Some of these vehicles are luxury cars, which is why even just by knowing about what happened, you may even shed a few tears of your own.
15. Bugatti EB110
One of the most expensive car crashes we found is a $500,000 Bugatti EB110. This mid-engined car was produced between 1991 and 1995. It was the only production model made by Romano Artioli’s Italian incarnation of Bugatti. The super exotic car was driven by a mechanic on its way to its annual check-up. Unfortunately, as the mechanic claims, there was an oil slick on the road that they lost control of the car and crashed it into a pole. The owner of the 1992 Bugatti EB110 is a popular “feel good” guru named Emile Ratelband.
14. Mercedes-Benz SL 300
The Mercedes-Benz SL 300 with gull-wing doors is one of the most exotic cars from this car manufacturer. Many dub it as one of the best classic cars. Unfortunately, there has been more than one crash for this type of car. A car worth almost a million dollars that got into a car crash – obviously, it will require a whole lot of money to repair. One of the most popular crashes involving the Mercedes-Benz SL 300 was when its owner decided to use the car and race it on the streets of Mexico. It was not a typical street race but it was the “La Carrera Panamericana” where only classic cars were allowed to join.
13. Rowan Atkinson’s McLaren F1
Rowan Atkinson, more popularly known to many as Mr. Bean, is a huge fan of luxury cars. Unfortunately, he was in one heck of crash with his McLaren F1. However, unlike what would be expected from a totaled car like this, he did not get the car replaced with a new one. Otherwise, he was determined to get the still functioning parts and restore the marvelous car to its former glory. It makes sense though because the McLaren F1 is a premium luxury car that his insurance cannot easily replace. Atkinson really has deep pockets because he was able to pay for his McLaren F1 twice – once when he bought the original and next when he got it restored from the crash.
12. Porsche GT3 Mk-II
A drunk driver in Germany crashed into two relatively rare Porsches. Hence, the damage in the incident was described as “the total economic loss of all three vehicles.” The drunk driver was on his way to meet his friends when he crashed directly with a the Porsche GT3 Mk-II, which sent him into a skid and into the side of the Porsche GT3 RS 4.0. The cost of the damage was estimated at $250,000. On top of that, the drunk driver got his licensed revoked. Good thing no one was badly injured at the incident. This is why you don’t drink and drive.
11. Toyota 2000GT
This unfortunate incident, where a precious Toyota 2000GT hit a tree, happened in Japan. The result of this incident is just devastating. After the Toyota 2000GT crashed into a tree, the iconic vehicle simply turned into heaps of metal. The car is priced at $1.2 million so you can be sure that getting it replaced via insurance will take a significant toll on the wallet. It is quite apparent that there no longer is a way to just repair this car so getting a new one is the only option. Sigh.
10. Jaguar XJ220
A million dollar car getting into a massive car crash? That would hurt even the deepest of pockets. This Jaguar XJ220 was once hailed as the fastest production car in the world with a top speed of 217 mph. Unfortunately, with this capability, the car came with greater risks for crashes. Hence, many Jaguar XJ220 cars have been in crashed but this one is something else. The damage is great especially at the rear of the car. It is not a minor fender bender because even the glass on the rear got shattered. The crash was so severe that even the paint job got totally wrecked.
9. Ferrari Enzo
Another fast car that usually gets into crashes, is the exotic Ferrari Enzo. Due to its speed, this expensive vehicle is surely prone to crashes. On record, there are about 14 crashes that involve the Ferrari Enzo. That is around $20 million worth of crashes. So expensive! Most of the prominent ones happened in Dubai and in California. The most famous among the Ferrari Enzo crashes was the one that happened in Malibu. The driver of the car was “Fat Steven” Eriksson and he crashed the Ferrari Enzo at 196 mph. Can you imagine the damage on a car like that travelling at that speed? The damage was huge. The car looked like it was cut it half and ripped apart.
8. Bugatti Veyron
The Bugatti Veyron is a luxurious sports car. It comes with a whopping price tag of $1.6 million. So, when one of these bad boys is involved in a car crash, you can expect it to hurt not only physically but also financially. At some point, the Bugatti Veyron was even considered as one of the most expensive production cars in the world. It is a rare machine with only a total of around 300 examples produced. Hence, wrecking one like what happened in this car crash will really bring pain even to other motoring enthusiasts. In this crash, the driver thought it was fine to speed at 100 mph in the rain. He learned his lesson the hard way. On top of that, he only had the Bugatti Veyron for a week at the time of the crash.
7. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT TDF
A rare classic car, the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT TDF is said to be the car that started it all. It is one of the first road/race cars that became the foundation for numerous 250 GT series cars that followed. However, with high-speed performance comes the risks of getting into a crash that is why many call owners of this car crazy when they go on a high-speed drive. The 1959 Ferrari 250 GT TDF is priced at $1.65 million. It is a rare classic so it is hard to get a new one when this car gets into a total wreck. Unfortunately, a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT TDF “Tour de France” crashed into a wall at the Shell Ferrari-Maserati Historic Challenge in 2003. Ouch!
6. McLaren P1
The McLaren P1 is an expensive sports car with a price tag of about $1.1 million. This car that was in a wreck belongs to a 27-year-old man. This rich yuppie unfortunately hit a guardrail with his precious vehicle. The unnamed millionaire seemed to have driven directly to the guardrail, damaging his McLaren P1. Sadly, the damage to the McLaren P1 made the car irreparable and the car was totaled. Hopefully, his insurance can cover getting him a new sweet ride like this one. Maybe next time the driver will think twice before going head to head against a sturdy guardrail.
5. Lamborghini Miura SV
Technically, this is not a crash. However, what happened to the luxurious Lamborghini Miura SV still pains many car enthusiasts. The expensive sports car was still in pristine condition when the unfortunate incident happened. It was undergoing maintenance at the famous H.R. Owen Dealerships, a trusted garage in the United Kingdom. After the minor maintenance service, the Lamborghini Miura SV caught fire nearby. The car was wrecked completely, burning it from the inside to the outside. The owner of the Lamborghini Miura SV was unidentified but rumor has it that it was a billionaire who has a soft spot for classic rides.
4. Pagani Zonda F
The Pagani Zonda F is one of the rarest and most expensive Italian supercars. Apparently, there are only 24 examples of the Pagani Zonda F ever produced. Imagine wrecking one, it will definitely cost an arm and a leg to get it repaired, if ever it was still repairable. Now, there are only 23 units of this car around, thanks to Steffen Korbach. He totally wrecked a Pagani Zonda F by hitting a barrier at 200 mph. Fortunately, the car’s monocoque design protected Korbach and he walked with only a few minor injuries. Sadly, it will hurt his wallet more than whatever cuts and bruises he got from the car crash.
3. Bugatti Veyron Savior
This is just painful to see. One of the most marvelous sports cars in the world, the Bugatti Veyron Savior, was driven directly on a swamp. Although this is an expensive car, it does not mean it can float on water. Come on! The Bugatti Veyron Savior was owned by a certain bird enthusiast. They drove the beautiful car into a saltwater marsh probably while chasing a bird. With the idea of insurance fraud on the table, the owner of the car might have to spend more cash in legal defense fees to keep him on the streets. Expectedly, the cost may soon go up.
2. Ferrari 250 GT Spyder
The Ferrari 250 GT Spyder is one of the most expensive sports cars around. This premium car was sold at an auction for $10,894,900 on May 18, 2008. Any normal person would think that when someone pays that much for a car, they would keep it in a super secured places so that even a minor scratch will get to it, but instead the owner stored it near the beach. Unfortunately, a powerful hurricane hit the area and got the car buried in sand. We expected that a car of this caliber would get totaled speeding on the race track. Unfortunately, something else happened but still the cost of getting it repaired will truly hurt.
1. Ferrari 250 GTO
One of the most valuable cars in the world, the Ferrari 250 GTO is priced at $28.5 million. The Ferrari 250 GTO is said to be the perfect embodiment of the luxury car brand as it shows all the luxurious traits of the marque. An unidentified English buyer purchased the car for that record price. If you own a car this expensive, you’d definitely do everything to keep it safe and protected. Moreover, with a price that huge, you’d think it is crazy to bring out the car on the road and actually drive it. Unfortunately, someone did and it got into a crash. The damage was the combined value of all 14 Enzos involved in accidents. After bringing the Ferrari 250 GTO to a track event, the driver rammed it into the back of another car when the traffic slowed down.
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