Lifestyles of the rich and incompetent: You know you’re having a bad day when the out-of-control Bentley Azure you’re driving slams into a bunch of other cars. An even worse day if this happens in one of the richest, most glamorous cities on earth: Monte Carlo, Monaco.
It’s a fair bet to say that around 50 per cent of all cars in inner Monte Carlo are worth a lot more than the average car. You’re guaranteed to see at least one Ferrari and Porsche with just one drive around the F1 street circuit, especially out the front of the famous Place du Casino, which is usually littered with highly expensive, mostly exotic cars and supercars.
A woman driving a Bentley Azure over the weekend has unluckily managed to crash into such a collection. First ricocheting off a Mercedes-Benz S-Class, then an Aston Martin and Porsche 911, and finally stopping into a Ferrari 430. All up the cars cost around $1 million, yet the expected bill for the repairs is said to be just $60,000. We’re not so sure about that, a few panels alone are capable of being worth up to that much on one of those cars.
Specific details of the crash and how it occurred are unknown at this stage. Speed could normally be a contributing factor, but in central Monte Carlo, with so many cars and tourists gawking around at the prestigious city, it’s nigh on impossible to reach a decent speed.
We’d be putting it down to lack of concentration and failure to adapt to the conditions. What do you think?