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:
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…