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Ferrari 360 Spider kills its driver on track in New Zealand

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Ferrari 360 Spider kills its driver on track in New Zealand

The driver of a Ferrari 360 Spider has lost his life behind the wheel of the Italian supercar during a track day.

Most of the times when writing about supercar crashes, the occupants walk away uninjured, but sadly we sometimes have to present people who weren’t so lucky. According to Wrecked Exotics, the driver of this Ferrari 360 Spider has been killed in an impact on a track day which has gone terribly wrong. The incident took place in Taupo, New Zealand. If you have more background details on this sad incident, please feel free to share.

Ferrari has been producing the 360 between 1999 and 2005 in Maranello and this has been offered in two body styles, coupe and roadster, with a rear mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout. Power was being provided by a 3.6 liter V8 engine, rated at 400 HP (300 kW) and 373 Nm (275 lb-ft) of torque, available at 4,750 rpm. The same configuration has been used for the Modena, Spider, Modena F1 and Spider F1, while the Challenge Stradale had 420 HP (317 kW) and 373 Nm (275 lb-ft) of torque. The 0 to 100 km/h acceleration was made in just over 4 seconds and top speed stood at 304 km/h (189 mph).

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 - filed under Car crashes, Ferrari, News. Image credit: .
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