A Ferrari 458 Italia has recently crashed in its birthplace, Italy, after its driver pushed the gas pedal too hard and lost control of the wheel.
Where ever there will be exotic cars there will also be exotic car crashes, and the latest example for backing up this statement is coming from Italy, where a Ferrari 458 Italia has crashed near Taranto, on highway 172. According to reports, the driver of the supercar has pushed the gas pedal too hard and lost control of the wheel, causing a four-car pileup. Three people have lost their lives in the incident, including the 57 year old driver of the Ferrari 458 Italia, and ten other people were injured.
This isn’t the first time when a Ferrari 458 Italia has crashed but this might actually be the first fatal accident involving the Italian supercar. As a reminder, the Ferrari 458 Italia is powered by a 4.5 liter V8 engine, which is also shared with Maserati. The unit in the supercar is developing a total output of 562 horsepower at 9.000 rpm, and it has a peak torque of 540 Nm (398 lb-ft), available at 6.000 rpm. The engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, similar to the one featured on the California.