Just three years required a certain 73-year-old businessman from Florida to break the 10 rare cars. This became known site Wrecked Exotics (WE), which specializes in collecting information on accidents involving luxury cars. And pictures of some of its cars had an accident, appeared in the database WE.
How can a pensioner pitched almost as Ford Model T's website does not specify Wrecked Exotics.
Among the victims of the "King of destroyers exotics", as it already called some bloggers, there are some truly unique cars. For example, Ford T 1909 issue and concept Ford Indigo, which was never released for sale and there is (or rather, there was) just two copies. The second - the surviving car - belongs to concern Ford.
However, the bulk of the original "collection" of the businessman, sure, supercars, and most of all from the "Florida destroyer" to get a car Ferrari. However, one of them - Ferrari F355 - suffered through no fault of its owner. Floridian was driving a Lamborghini Gallardo, when his Ferrari crashed Ford F-350 Superduty.
Ferrari F355, broken "King of Destroyer exotic».
However, in other cases, the businessman did without outside help. So he was able to deal with the two Ferrari 360 Spider: black it at a speed of 100 kilometers per hour crashed into a palm tree, and yellow drowned in a fountain.
Ferrari 360 sports car was produced from 1999 to 2005. The car was replaced in the lineup Ferrari F355, and was equipped with an engine capacity of 3, 6-liter capacity of 400 horsepower. Ferrari 360 Spider version with an open top was introduced in 2000 and immediately became a classic. It was designed by the famous Italian design studio Pininfarina.
Wrecked Exotics The report states that all the same businessman managed to smash and absolutely unique car Ford Indigo. However, the way he did it, not known for certain. After all, the version which would belong to him, was not able to move independently and represent only the layout of the wheels.
The uniqueness of this vehicle is that he, as befits a concept car, was never released for sale. Ford Indigo was developed in 1996 by the eminent designer Claude Lobo exclusively for display at motor shows, and has acted as a show-stopper - drew attention to the stand of Ford. The chassis has been created by the well-known racing Reynard, as well as the six-liter engine used engine V12, later appeared on cars Aston Martrin. The engine is also played as a supporting element of the chassis, so that the suspension were attached directly to it.
However, the engine was equipped with only one of the two copies of the built Ford Indigo, and this copy is still at the disposal of the company Ford. The second one was auctioned off and the engine it was not. Of course, it is possible that the engine was installed later, but given the complex layout of the chassis to make it "in a garage" would be very difficult.
The last "titled" Florida retiree has become a victim of Bugatti EB110. "King destroyers & quot; This rare car crashed during the race, Palm Beach International.
However, not only businessmen from Florida manage to get into an accident on such a rare and expensive cars. According to statistics Wrecked Exotics, from the beginning of 2009, the world was divided about hundreds of supercars, and the total damage to their owners is several tens of millions of dollars. We are unlikely to master to tell you about all of these cases, but some of the most interesting, tell more.
For example, at the last in Moscow in July event Mossow Bavaria City Racing in front of tens of thousands of people was broken rare Bugatti EB110 SS - the only one in Russia. The estimated cost of such a car more than two million dollars. According to his driver, he drove quite carefully, but the car suddenly cast aside, spun, hit a steel rail safety. The car was severely damaged, and recovery will likely not be.
Bugatti EB110 - one of the most famous sports car in automotive history. It was designed in 1991, the 110th anniversary of company founder Ettore Bugatti (hence the name of the model). The chassis for the machine was built aircraft company Aerospatiale, and its construction was used a lot of advanced solutions for the time. As a result, the car can accelerate to 340 kilometers per hour.
Produced Bugatti EB110 only four years: during this time was collected 95 cars in version GT, and 31 car in the "charged" version of the SS. Yellow Bugatti EB110 SS at one time belonged to five times world champion of "Formula-1" Michael Schumacher, but the German was forced to sell it in 2003 - under pressure from Ferrari, the team he played.
However, in order to lose supercar does not necessarily act in the race or demonstration races. After all, these machines are created to drive fast, and on public roads it often ends accident. Since the end of November in Manchester suffered a brand new Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster year 2008: the driver was driving on the highway at a speed exceeding 200 kilometers per hour, but could not brake in time and collided with the car in front. The owner was not injured, which is not the supercar.
Lamborghini Murcielago was demonstrated in 2001 - this model has replaced the legendary Lamborghini Diablo. LP640 version appeared in 2006 and was equipped with a more powerful engine (640 hp). There was also a little bit redesigned, revised suspension, cooling system and many more. The base price of this car is 320 thousand dollars.
Much worse consequences accident was the exclusive Ferrari Novitec Rosso 16M Scuderia Spider, which occurred in early November in Germany. The owner, who came to her from Serbia, the possibility of checking the newly purchased car on the autobahn between Mindelheymom and Stettenom. As a result, he lost control, flew off the highway and landed on the roof (made of cloth, by the way). The driver and his friend, who was in the car were taken to hospital in serious condition.
Ferrari 16M Scuderia Spider - a special version of the Ferrari F430, released in commemoration of the victory of the team in the constructors' championship, "Formula 1" in the 2008 season. Total planned to release 500 of these cars, and the base price for each of them is 277 thousand dollars. However, an accident got even more rare version, prepared by the German company Novitec. This company specializes in including the deep tuning cars Ferrari, significantly increasing engine power and changing the configuration of the transmission. All work is carried out individually for a customer's order, and the estimated value of the finished vehicle of more than 440 thousand dollars.
And not always to blame for the accident become car owners themselves. In 2009, for example, two recorded cases when a rare supercars "dropped" when unloading in front of the future owner. In January, they suffered Aston Martin V8 Vantage, and in October - Ferrari F430 Spider.
At the top - "Fallen» Aston Martin V8 Vantage, the bottom - Ferrari F430 Spider.
In late October dealerships in New York, surpassing his client supercar Koenigsegg CCX year 2008, it crashed into a steel barrier, simultaneously hitting more and completely new Porsche 911 GT2.
Koenigsegg CCX - one of the rarest supercars in the world. Annually produces about 25 such machines, 10 of which fall in the US and other costs worldwide. The official price of this machine is about 500 thousand dollars, but in fact to buy one of these machines to the customer will have to pay more than a million dollars.
However, an absolute record of financial losses in a few minutes was set in August, the owner of the rare Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 1958 release. The car took part in the race historic cars at Laguna Seca in California. Just a few laps after the start of the driver lost control, left the road and hit a bump out of old tires.
The car did not suffer as much as others, and can be restored, but the loss of the owner will still be huge. After all, this unique model today holds the world record auction price: in early 2009, the same car was sold for 12 million dollars, and the number of such machines in the world there are not more than twenty. Estimated value of the victim's car (before the accident) was 8-10 million dollars, but even a small repair will cost its owner in a large amount, and that's not counting the loss of commercial value of several million dollars.
Finally, a recent accident was representative of a completely new "kind of" supercars - the car's electric Tesla Roadster. While such machines sold quite a bit, but some owners have already split their copies.