Goldrush Rally Founder Causes Serious Accident in a Modified Porsche Carrera GT

by IndianAuto Team | 10/04/2020
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A massive accident involving Goldrush Rally Founder, Benjamin Ben Chen took place on April 7. The driver was found being impaired by drugs.

The driver of a Gemballa-tuned Mirage GT, which is a super-rare, highly-modified version of the Porsche Carrera GT, had lost control and wrecked into 12 other cars and 1 pedestrian on the roads of Manhattan, US last Tuesday. The CCTV footage of the accident has gone viral on the social media for the last several days.

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The 33-year-old driver here is Benjamin Ben Chen who is the founder of the notorious Gold Rush Rally – an annually-held event that welcomes auto enthusiasts drive on the public roads across some states for about one week. Ben Chen then has been charged with reckless driving and controlling a motor vehicle while being impaired by the used of drugs.

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Ben Chen is also known for being a supercar collector who owns a range of exotics. The Carrera GT was acquired by the man in 2014 which was intensively modified and re-painted in blue to pay homage to his late father. Chen also gets 378,000+ followers on his instragram and frequently posts pictures of his vehicles like this modified Porsche Carrera or Mirage GT.

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The Mirage GT struck many vehicles on the roads, speeded away from the first several collision and finally stopped by crashing into a vehicle that appears to be a Toyota car. Police revealed that Chen seemed “alert and conscious” when he arrived at the scene but he was then found being impaired by drugs. That’s a morning that the Porsche owner and many others would like to forget.

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