Pictures: The World's Most Expensive Car Crash

| by Michael Allen

Police say that eight Ferraris, three Mercedes Benz cars and a Lamborghini Diablo were involved in a massive crash over the weekend on the Chugoku Expressway in Japan.

Witnesses reported hearing a “tremendous noise” just a few moments before the accident on the highway, which had terrible driving conditions.

While the majority of the 14 vehicles, which also included a Nissan GT-R Skyline and a Toyota Prius, were traveling along the Osaka Prefecture-bound bended lane, at least one Mercedes CL600 was driving in the opposite direction.

Miraculously, none of drivers, the majority of whom are reported to be foreign car enthusiasts, were seriously hurt in the wreckage, but the bill is still bound to be painful.

Several of the luxury cars have been written off, leaving their owners with their prized possessions turned into scrap metal.

The total damage bill is expected to hit several million dollars. A new Ferrari 355 retails for several hundred thousand dollars.

The other Ferrari models involved in the pile-up include a F512, F355, F430 and a F360.

Japanese reports said the crash occurred about 10.15am on Sunday after the drivers were travelling from Hiroshima to Kyushu.

It is thought the crash occurred when the lead driver hit a central barrier after losing control of their Ferrari while trying to overtake in wet conditions.

The Ferrari is reported to have hit the central barrier before rebounding into the path of the oncoming traffic.

That caused a chain reaction of accidents over several hundred yards as other drivers went around the bend and unable to avoid the accident.

The highway was closed for more than six hours while authorities removed the wrecked cars.

Police said ten men and a woman, none of whom have been identified, were taken to hospital with minor injuries and bruising.

An investigation has been launched to establish the case of the crash. No one has been yet been charged over the accident.