There’s embarrassing mistakes, and then there’s $330,000-CDN-embarrassing mistakes. A U.K. man is dealing with the latter this week after he wrecked a Ferrari F430 Scuderia he’d just bought and was driving home.
The crash occurred barely an hour after the unlucky soul had finalized the purchase of the car, a lightweight and more powerful version of the F430 produced in limited numbers in the late 2000s.
According to witnesses who spoke to police officers at the scene, the driver was not driving excessively quickly when the car slid off the road and burst into flames, though the road was wet.
Still, in a Facebook post about the incident, South Yorkshire police said “over the past couple of weeks there has been a number of collisions where driving styles have not reflected the road and weather conditions,” and asked the area’s drivers to “take more care.”
As for the driver of the crispy Ferrari, he was lucky to have escaped with nothing more than cuts and bruises before the car caught fire. We bet he’s glad he did get out, based on what’s left of his former supercar.
The Ferrari F430 Scuderia packs a mid-mounted 4.3-litre V8 engine (you can see what’s left of it in the photo above) tuned for 503 hp (20 more than the standard car) and capable of moving the coupe from zero to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds thanks to a body about 100 kg lighter than the regular-grade F430.
(via The Guardian)