Beijing (AFP) - A Lamborghini and Ferrari crashed in a high-speed road race in Beijing as the seventh stunt-filled "Fast and the Furious" movie opened in China, the latest luxury car accident to provoke controversy.
Pictures of the mangled wreckage of a lime green Lamborghini, a damaged red Ferrari and other high performance cars in a tunnel in the Chinese capital emerged online following Saturday's crash, which police said left one person injured.
It happened at about 10pm (1500 GMT), police said, during heavy rain, two hours before "Furious 7" broke the record for midnight screenings on its launch in China, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
"Were they in a hurry to watch Fast and Furious 7?" one netizen said.
A report by news portal Sina said at least one of the drivers was a student and that residents had complained about cars racing in the tunnel, which is near Beijing's emblematic Bird's Nest stadium.
"These sure are valuable vehicles," one poster wrote.
Lamborghinis sell for around $800,000 in China, and Ferraris for around $500,000.
A 21-year-old driver crashed his Ferrari at high speed in the Chinese capital in February last year, killing a passenger and injuring another.
If you are looking for corrupt Chinese officials and their kids, go no further than any big university or the high end stores of any mall. Saw one the other day with his family shopping up a storm at Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Cartier etc, all of them decked out to the nines in the finest clothes, wearing the finest jewelry. Their kids have no shame, driving $100,000 plus cars all over college campuses. America is a sad place, we sold out our jobs and now are selling out our country to the Chinese, but we can't go there and do the same thing in their country.
Newport Beach, CA Fashion Island, an enclave for very well healed folks made up mostly of whites. Fast forward to 2015 and you see nothing but wealthy Chinese families decked out in highend brand clothing walking their pet dog that is so rare that I think it belongs in a zoo. Their son's and daughters all attened local high schools driving their M version BMW's, AMG Mercedes, and S line Audi's. And these kids are barely old enough to drive with 400 plus horse power! I know you should never be envious of other people, but...I'm just saying.
In a third world country where children earn the equivalent of 50 cents a day, what is a 21 year old doing driving a Ferrari? Oh... the son of a government official. Yep. Communism is ALL ABOUT the common person...
A true sign asians cant drive
There are two perceptions that need to be corrected by the reader of this article: one, that these are expensive cars. Being a car aficionado and living in China for the last decade, most of these are kit cars with a prefab body copying Ferrari or Lamborghini's, with a fake hood ornament (do you think only iPhone's and Nike's are fake?). That said, they are motor vehicles nonetheless are have the ability to kill someone if not driven properly. Two, assuming that most Chinese can drive a car properly in this country is a big assumption. Most are on the experience level of teenage drivers in the West. Only some taxi drivers and most bus drivers have the competency to drive in this country. The fact that most drive for status that the privilege to drive is another factor adding to the danger.
Chinese has nothing but money... Lots of money ! Crashing an $800k Lambo is nothing at all...
What the heck in the world could possess a corrupt government official to buy his son a Lamborghini or Ferrari is completely beyond me. You're taking a huge chance risking your entire family going down the gutter for your corruption cus you gave in to an 18-year old threatening to shove things up his rectum unless he gets his way. If you need to hide wealth, Toyota Camry's your car. Your son, he gets a bicycle if his school's under 5 miles from his home and a used Cherry if it's over LOL