If you’ve been unlucky enough to be involved in a car accident then it is likely that you have felt the financial sting of repairing your car. Even if you are insured, insurance companies usually include a premium that must be paid to cover any claim made sometimes reaching into thousands of dollars. Ouch!
That said, at least you don’t have to cover the bill for these four accidents, which we believe could be the world’s most expensive.
No.4 – Ferrari 250 GTO
Let’s just say that crashing one of these rare beauties would definitely ruin your day. Between 1962 and 1964 only 39 Ferrari 250 GTOs were built. At last valuation, the 3.0 litre, 300-hp V-12 engine Ferrari 250 GTO is fetching prices around $52million.
That’s an expensive pay out for American investor, Christopher Cox and his wife Ann, who in 2012 crash their 250 GTO on a racetrack in France. With no details regarding the repairs costs and insurance premiums being released, we have no idea how much the Cox’s have to pay. But given its $52million value and rarity, we’ll just say it’s a lot.
No.3 – Mr. Bean Crashes his F1 McLaren
Oh dear! With a roaring V-12 engine that can reach speeds of 230mph, the F1 McLaren is a special kind of car. However, all that speed means that it is easier to lose control; which is exactly what happened to Rowan Atkinson (aka Mr. Bean) on a British motorway in 2011.
It took four weeks for insurers to estimate the damage and another year for it to be repaired, with the bill priced at $1.25 million for insurers.
Mr Bean is back to driving his F1, but don’t think he won’t feel the pain: according to experts, the star’s car insurance premium is now priced at $100,000 a year.
No.2 – Bugatti Veyron in the Lake
At $2.5 million each, the Bugatti Veyron is the most expensive road car ever built. It’s fast, it’s beautiful and it’s rare with only 300 ever produced. So when one goes to waste, you’ll feel pretty stupid about it.
That’s what happened to Andy House, who in 2009 crashed his Veyron into a Texas lagoon. House said that a pelican had distracted him and sent him off course, into the water. The accident was captured the film.
Regardless, the Veyron’s repair bill was estimated to cost around $1.6million, and House put in a claim of $2.1 million. The claim has since been disputed by House’s insurance company.
No.1 -Japanese Ferrari Pile-Up
While all the previously mentioned car accidents cost a pretty penny, they are in pale comparison to a multiple car crash on a Japanese Expressway in 2011 which claimed eight Ferrari’s, a Mercedes and a Lamborghini.
This epic crash started when the lead Ferrari driver, lost control of his vehicle forcing the 10 supercars behind to slam on their breaks, resulting in the pile-up.
The total repair build was estimated to be around $4 million.
Of course, it wasn’t smooth sailing for those involved. Despite the fact their premiums are now sky-high, police are looking to charge those involved for breaking traffic laws. So let’s add lawyer fees on top of those premiums now.
Despite such fast and reckless driving, all car manufacturers take the utmost care to ensure passenger safety for their road vehicles. To ensure that safety is their highest priority manufacturer’s conduct extensive research, and advanced tests to understand the processes to why and how a wreck happens.Coupled with the development of computer systems in cars to be prepared for accidents, cars are relatively safe these days.