Beijing police detain 2 over collision of drag-racing supercars in latest scandal for new rich

Beijing police have arrested two drivers whose supercars collided during a late-night drag race, in the latest scandal to strike the much reviled offspring of China's newly rich.

The arrests for dangerous driving followed the crash Saturday night of a Lamborghini driven by a 21-year-old driver identified as Tang, and a Ferrari driven by a man identified as 20-year-old Yu.

The official Xinhua News Agency said Monday the two were roaring through a downtown tunnel at more than 160 kilometers per hour (100 miles per hour) when they touched, causing one to careen into the wall. Xinhua said both cars were heavily damaged and one of the drivers was injured.

The children of China's millionaires and billionaires are frequent targets of online mockery for their perceived arrogance and profligacy.