Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Bentley Azure, Ferrari F430, Aston Martin Rapide, Porsche 911. For many of us, these cars are part of our “fantasy garages.” Unfortunately, it’s also a list of cars that are limping this week after being involved in a multi-car accident in Monaco.
Courtesy of the people at Autogespot, we’re able to see that it looks like the driver of a blue Bentley Azure tried to pull into Monte Carlo’s Casino Square roundabout when the incident took place. It looks like the Azure tried to squeeze around an S-Class, which didn’t work. Not only did the driver hit the S-Class, but in the process of swerving she also struck an Aston Martin Rapide, a Ferrari F430 coupe, and may have scratched a Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet in the process. Ouch.
Now, we don’t necessarily have a true estimate of how much this accident cost, but think of it this way: had all of the cars been totaled, someone’s insurance company would have had to cut checks totaling nearly $1 Million: $363,000 for the Bentley, $101,500 for the Porsche, $207,895 for the Aston, $93,000 for the Mercedes, and $186,000 for the Ferrari. And that doesn’t even include options.
The pictures also show something we’ve always figured: if you drive a car that turns heads, it turns even more when you crash it. Shortly after the crash, dozens of people filled Casino Square, snapping pictures of the culprits as they were stuck in their car. Embarrassing? We think so.
The only thing that would have made it more embarrassing is this: had the Bentley been carrying enough speed, it would have pushed the Ferrari into the side of a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. Replacement cost for one of those is a cool $447,000. So as this driver’s insurance company opens its wallet and pulls out huge sums of money, let’s hope adjusters at least look at that near-miss as some sort of a silver lining.