A very rare Ferrari 250 GTO involved in a crash in central France has been described as being the most expensive single car crash ever.
The Ferrari 250 GTO in question was under control of Christopher Cox, an American businessman, when another vehicle has attempted to overtake it before they collided, seriously injuring passengers in both cars. The U.S. businessman and owner of the Ferrari 250 GTO walked away unharmed but his wife broke a leg in the incident and the two passengers in the other vehicle were taken to the local hospital. Cox was taking part in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Ferrari 250 GTO.
As a quick reminder, only 39 units of the Ferrari 250 GTO were ever made and the model has been produced between 1962 and 1964, recently becoming the most expensive car ever after fetching a whopping 35 million USD. The Ferrari 250 GTO is coming as a Berlinetta, with a 3.0 liter V12 engine developing a total output of 300 horsepower, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The Ferrari 250 GTO is weighing 1,100 kg and it’s riding on a wheelbase of 2,400 mm long. The 250 GTO has been replaced by the 288 GTO, but even if only 39 units were made, this is definitely one of the most beautiful cars ever made.