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Millionaire wrecks $750,000 Porsche Mirage GT supercar while speeding round New York in lockdown 

Millionaire wrecks his ultra-rare $750,000 Porsche by crashing it while speeding round the streets of deserted Manhattan

  • Footage shows the car speeding through Manhattan before losing control
  • The rare supercar crashed into a white car near Javits Center convention hall 
  • Traffic in New York has decreased by up to 50% due to coronavirus lockdown 

A luxury car fan wrecked his $750,000 Porsche Mirage GT supercar while speeding around Manhattan.   

The car’s owner, Benjamin Chen, 33, was arrested and charged with reckless driving and driving under the influence of drugs after smashing into several cars. 

Footage shows the limited edition car speeding down the deserted streets of Manhattan before losing control and skidding into a white car around 7.30am on Tuesday.  

A luxury car fan wrecked his $750,000 Porsche Mirage GT supercar while speeding around Manhattan 

The blue Porsche crashes into the back of the white car which was parked on the side of the road in front of a black car

The blue Porsche crashes into the back of the white car which was parked on the side of the road in front of a black car

A 2,500-bed field hospital for coronavirus patients has been set up at the Javits Center.  

Pictures show how the front of the Porsche was smashed in. Four other cars were also damaged. 

A video posted on Instagram by trlrace and speedtimers shows the blue Porsche speeding away from the scene of the crash and running a red stop light. A piece of metal flies off the car. 

In another Instagram video, the police have pulled the wrecked Porsche over and are speaking to the driver. 

CCTV footage shows the white car and a black car parked on the side of the road. 

The car's bonnet was smashed in after the crash on Manhatten's deserted streets

The car’s bonnet was smashed in after the crash on Manhatten’s deserted streets

The $750,000 Porsche Mirage GT was wrecked after the driver lost control and it crashed a few blocks away from Javits Center convention hall

The $750,000 Porsche Mirage GT was wrecked after the driver lost control and it crashed a few blocks away from Javits Center convention hall

The Porsche crashes into the back of the white car and pushes it forward as it comes to a stop.   

The streets were empty due to the coronavirus lockdown. New York is the epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S. after 806 deaths in 24 hours, taking the total to 3,544.  

New York City police said a rare supercar had crashed into several vehicles a few blocks away from Javits Center convention hall, Fox News reported.    

Speeding in New York has increased by 12.3 per cent from January with speed cameras catching almost 181,000 drivers speeding between March 5 and March 24. 

With fewer vehicles on the streets, more cars are driving above the speed limit. 

Former city official Sam Swartz’s firm estimated that traffic levels have fallen by 35-60 per cent, Fox News reported. 

The Porsche crashed into a white car on the side of the road after skidding out of control

The Porsche crashed into a white car on the side of the road after skidding out of control

An video posted on Instagram shows the Porsche speeding away from the scene of the accident

An video posted on Instagram shows the Porsche speeding away from the scene of the accident 

The car is stopped by the police and the driver gets out and stands on the pavement

The car is stopped by the police and the driver gets out and stands on the pavement 

The right side of the Porsche was wrecked as the back wheel slanted outwards

The right side of the Porsche was wrecked as the back wheel slanted outwards



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