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Over a decade ago, Gemballa introduced the Mirage GT, a heavily upgraded version of the Carrera GT limited to just 25 units worldwide, and hits 100 kph from standstill in just 3.7 seconds. So maybe that’s why the owner of the car, Benjamin Chen, was arrested after losing control of his Gemballa Mirage GT and then smashing into a parked van. A while later, Chen is seen driving away with bits of the car being strewn across the relatively quiet 11th Avenue, New York. Chen is said to be a supercar collector and the co-founder of Gold Rush Rally.

In the video, Chen appears to have gone very sideways and ended up into a minivan. The crash frenzy didn’t end there as he ended up crashing into several more cars before authorities caught up.

Police said the car was not stolen, but was being operated by Chen when the incident occurred. He’s been charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and reckless driving.

It took Gemballa a 1000 hours to finish each of the 25 Carrera GTs. The original sale price for the 2006 Gemballa Mirage GT was $780,000, and today is probably triple that amount.

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