A rare Gemballa-modified Porsche Carrera GT crashed hard in NYC

That lead image above shows an ultra-rare Gemballa Mirage GT. It’s one of just 25 produced, according to Road & Track, and it was snapped in this sorry state by Instagram user ronniecnyc. You can view a few more angles of the carnage here:

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Rough morning *photos taken by me*

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The Gemballa Mirage GT is a heavily modified version of the Porsche Carrera GT. This one is fairly infamous on the Internet. It’s owned by Ben Chen, who is the man responsible for starting the Gold Rush Rally driving event. He’s also the owner of a large number of supercars. He’s also known for banging up or outright crashing some of those machines. Now he’s making bigger news for crashing yet another car, and this time in a rather spectacular manner.

This blue supercar was captured driving through Manhattan at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control and the car slid into the back of a Toyota minivan. Then the driver tried to flee the scene before running into a few more vehicles. Ultimately, the car stopped and the driver was arrested. Initially, it was reported that the car was being taken for a joyride after it was stolen, but that’s not the case. The owner is under arrest and charges (of which there will be many) are pending.

It’s a sad end for a wild and rare machine…

10 Comments

  1. So with practically no cars on the road this idiot managed to do this. I’d say that I am impressed but instead I think we all want to smack him.

  2. Wow this guy sounds like a homicidal asshole why are we wasting valuable internet space adding to his publicity? Would you want to read about this if he had run down a couple old ladies with baby strollers? Would he have tried to run away from that, too? Spectacular! Ooo, the spectacle of it all! That poor car!

    1. It fits our time so well though, like ‘freak circuses’ did 150 years ago. Now, everybody seems to be watching this tiger guy on Netflitz. I refuse to gorge on the madness and tragedy of others, but primal curiosity is a valid business model.

  3. Irresponsible, over-privileged jerk tries to weasel out of the consequences of nearly killing someone after wiping out from excessive speed in bespoke ass-engined .001%er Nazi slot car. Somehow deemed significant because car and jerk are both associated with cubic $$$. Film and other shiny things at 11.

    1. He’ll still weasel out of it, unless that Toyota minivan was owned by a lawyer more expensive than his, or a judge orders him to pay. I’m annoyed that this was brought to my attention, thus wasting part of my precious shelter-in-place time thinking about this putz.

    1. My question is, I’m not very bright either, so why can’t I amass cartloads of money?

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