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Another Porsche and Ferrari wrecked in Chinese road race

Yet another accident involving some of the world’s most expensive cars grabs headlines in China

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 14 May, 2017, 4:40pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 14 May, 2017, 8:10pm

A Porsche roadster smashed into a wall by the side of the road and a Ferrari sports car hit a tree during a street race in southwestern China, according to a local newspaper.

No one died or was injured in the accident on Friday morning in Chongqing, police said, the Chongqing Evening News reported.

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The accident happened as the Ferrari failed to make a turn at high speed before hitting the tree beside the road. The Porsche was travelling behind and ran into a wall as it attempted to avoid hitting the Ferrari. Some bricks in the wall fell on it, as was shown in the pictures of the site.

It’s not clear how fast the two vehicles were moving in the race.

Local police reminded the public not to be “in awe of speed” and to drive safely at all times. People who want race should do so at special facilities but not on public roads, the authorities said.

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In 2012, police stopped 34 Ferrari sports cars that were racing on an expressway near Hangzhou in Zhejiang province. A police speed gun clocked one of the cars travelling at 213km/h, the Today Morning News reported.