Loeb close to his eighth world title

Loeb holds an eight-point advantage over Hirvonen in the standings, and the Finn has now retired from the first leg of the event after damaging his Ford Fiesta while leading on the Dyfnant stage.

Photos album: crashed exotic cars

These car crash pictures involve some of the most expensive automobiles ever produced including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Mclaren F1, Porsche, Bugatti and more. All in all, you'll find almost a quarter of a Billion Dollars worth of damage within this crash collection.