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Ferrari 458 Italia crashed and split in half in the UK

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Ferrari 458 Italia crashed and split in half in the UK

A Ferrari 458 Italia has been recently crashed and it split in half after the incident in Birmingham, UK.

Exotic supercars combined with not enough driving experience will always keep our Car Crashes section full, this is what we’ve always said, and the latest example of such an unfortunate incident is involving a Ferrari 458 Italia, which met its end in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The model in question was crashed by an employee of a transport company, who decided to take it for a spin before loading it in the car carrier trailer.

He apparently lost control of the wheel at 225 km/h (140 mph) and hit a post, which split the Italian supercar in two. The incident left the driver in a coma and the passenger has suffered some serious injuries. The Ferrari 458 Italia has been crashed beyond repair and this will be taken to the scrap yard where it will probably be transformed into beer cans.

The Ferrari 458 Italia has replaced the old F430 and it has been officially unveiled back in 2009, during the Frankfurt Motor Show. The model in question is taking its power from a 4.5 liter V8 unit, producing 562 HP at 9,000 rpm and 540 Nm of torque, at 6,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, sending power to the rear-wheel drive.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 - filed under Car crashes, Ferrari, News. Image credit: .
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