A Lamborghini and a Ferrari collided in Beijing after racing illegally alongside other supercars in a tunnel before the final theatrical release of the movie “Furious 7″, prompting a large controversy about the owners of these luxury cars in China.
The accident which emerged at around 22.00 local time on heavy rain conditions, prefaced the midnight screening of the Furious 7, the latest and seventh installment in the Fast & Furious film series, which broke the record of spectators in Chinese theaters and topped the rankings of the highest-grossing movies, according to magazine Hollywood Reporter. “Did they rush to see the movie?” joked ironically the internet users about the drivers involved in the Beijing crash.
According to news website Sina, one of the drivers was a student, a great enthusiast of car racing held in the tunnel located next to “Bird’s Nest” Arena – Beijing’s iconic Olympic Stadium.
A Lamborghini is ususally sold in China for about 760,000 euros, while a Ferrari cost around 475,000 euros.
Video: Lamborghini and Ferrari crash in Beijing prior to Furious 7 screening