06 Dec '11, 6pm

Prius is the only survivor of $3 million car crash:

Prius is the only survivor of $3 million car crash:

A car crash in Japan that's being hailed as the most expensive ever, even though it totally wasn't , totaled eight Ferraris, a Lamborghini, and three Mercedes...es. (Ugh, I just looked it up and Mercedes looks like a fifth-declension noun with the nominative plural "Mercedes," so I can't even make up a cutesy Latinate plural, WHATEVER LATIN.) Nobody was seriously injured, so you can feel free to point and laugh a little bit at the 1 percent getting their fancy toys smashified (to the tune of an estimated $3 million , no less). Here's where it gets really funny, though: The crash apparently started when one of the Ferraris tried to pass a Prius and hit a guardrail, probably because the Ferraris were driving an estimated 80-100 miles per hour at the time of the crash. Guess what was like the only car NOT totaled? Oh yeah, that's right. I hope the Prius' owner is airbrushing ...

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