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Massive Japanese crash claims eight Ferraris and more

Massive Japanese crash claims eight Ferraris and more

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Remagel2507

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1,447 posts

117 months

Sunday 4th December 2011
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Just seen this via Jalopnik - seem very bad hope everyone involved was ok

http://jalopnik.com/5864856/massive-japanese-crash...

Can anyone tell if that 360 is a CS or has it just got a big wing on it?

sherbert90

1,508 posts

77 months

Sunday 4th December 2011
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Ouch. Looks pretty bad...

obscene

4,892 posts

110 months

Sunday 4th December 2011
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Poor 355s frown

marksx

2,802 posts

115 months

Sunday 4th December 2011
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I'm sure they were all driving safely and at the speed limit. hehe

Puddenchucker

2,626 posts

143 months

Sunday 4th December 2011
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At the risk of sounding all Institute of Advanced Motorists, it would seem that they must have been travelling too fast and/or too close together if none of them could avoid crashing...
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rallycross

8,564 posts

162 months

Sunday 4th December 2011
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idiots driving.

Codswallop

5,020 posts

119 months

Sunday 4th December 2011
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Bloody Prius. Look what it caused.

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Attym3

7,259 posts

93 months

Sunday 4th December 2011
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I hope the bloody Prius didn't cause it! rage

pits

5,524 posts

115 months

Sunday 4th December 2011
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White Testarossa frown there can't be many of them around

Petrolhead_Rich

4,655 posts

117 months

Sunday 4th December 2011
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Ouch, brings a tear to the eye seeing cars like that destroyed!! frown

jay85

78 posts

92 months

Sunday 4th December 2011
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Its OK they were only MR2s hehe

Remagel2507

Original Poster:

1,447 posts

117 months

Sunday 4th December 2011
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Does anyone know anything about that 512 ? There can't be many of them about surely, I've never seen one in real life before.

LukeBird

17,139 posts

134 months

Sunday 4th December 2011
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Puddenchucker said:
At the risk of sounding all Institute of Advanced Motorists, it would seem that they must have been travelling too fast and/or too close together if none of them could avoid crashing...
+1 Maybe one or two others getting caught in the botched overtake, but that many cars...?! eek

soad

28,168 posts

101 months

Sunday 4th December 2011
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Diablo too frown

Deva Link

26,934 posts

170 months

Sunday 4th December 2011
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Puddenchucker said:
At the risk of sounding all Institute of Advanced Motorists, it would seem that they must have been travelling too fast and/or too close together if none of them could avoid crashing...
Thanks for that - I think you should let the Japanese authorities know. They're probably completely baffled how it could have happened.

5lab

1,443 posts

121 months

Sunday 4th December 2011
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LukeBird said:
Puddenchucker said:
At the risk of sounding all Institute of Advanced Motorists, it would seem that they must have been travelling too fast and/or too close together if none of them could avoid crashing...
+1 Maybe one or two others getting caught in the botched overtake, but that many cars...?! eek
depends, even with appropraite stopping distances, if a car in front of you becomes stationry very quickly (ie its hit a barrier, or hits a car thats hit a barrier), you've very little time to react

Hark

577 posts

105 months

Sunday 4th December 2011
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Wow that's a big claim.

dtmpower

3,954 posts

170 months

Sunday 4th December 2011
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Puddenchucker said:
At the risk of sounding all Institute of Advanced Motorists, it would seem that they must have been travelling too fast and/or too close together if none of them could avoid crashing...
Have you ever been to Japan ?

Enthusiastic 'packed' high speed runs/convoys are par for the course there.

As well as modifying Ferrari/Lamboghini/Porsche and driving them hard.

I doubt this story will detract others from driving hard or even stop the victims being out next weekend in their other car or replacement they've just lost.



EDLT

14,942 posts

131 months

Sunday 4th December 2011
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LukeBird said:
Puddenchucker said:
At the risk of sounding all Institute of Advanced Motorists, it would seem that they must have been travelling too fast and/or too close together if none of them could avoid crashing...
+1 Maybe one or two others getting caught in the botched overtake, but that many cars...?! eek
From the article:
"A group of foreign car enthusiasts were heading to Hiroshima from Kyushu when one of the drivers lost control trying to overtake a car on a wet, curved part of China Road in Yamaguchi Prefecture. The Ferrari driver reportedly hit the median and created a reaction that caused the other cars in the lineup to crash, according to Japanese media (translated)."

I'm sure they just hit a patch of frozen diesel, nothing the driver could do.

SonnyM

3,415 posts

118 months

Sunday 4th December 2011
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Pause the end of the video and see how little tread there is on one of those 355s... Now if said dude was flooring it in 3rd gear in the rain with those tyres what could possibly go wrong?