Tuesday 17 October 2017

Driver wrecks €4m supercar in China's 'most expensive car crash ever'

The Koenigsegg Agera in a maintenance garage after crashing in Chongqing, China Credit: REUTERS/Stringer
The Koenigsegg Agera in a maintenance garage after crashing in Chongqing, China Credit: REUTERS/Stringer
The Koenigsegg Agera in a maintenance garage after crashing in Chongqing, China Credit: REUTERS/Stringer

David Kearns

A driver has reportedly been involved in Chinese most expensive car crash after he wrecked a €4 million supercar.

The man, named locally as Mr Liu, was driving a Swedish made Koenigsegg Argera R in the Chinese province of Chongqing when he veered into a series of pylons separating a footpath from the road.

Footage from the crash shows the €4m car lose control and hit the barrier head on.

"The Agera R spun sideways hitting a guardrail hard before rolling to a stop in the middle of the road," reports the People’s Daily Online.

Amazingly Mr Liu was uninjured and witnesses said he refused to get out of the car until police arrived.

He was arrested on the suspicion of drink-driving, the newspaper reports.

Worse since, witnesses reportedly said the supercar had no plates indicating that it likely was not insured.

This particular Agera R packs up to 1160 horsepower and is believed to have been the 82nd Koenigsegg built.

Chinese media are referring to the incident as “the most expensive car crash in Chinese history” and said that the €4m car will need to be shipped back to Sweden for repairs.

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