An 18-year old kid has managed to crash a Ferrari 458 Italia at a Norwegian elementary school’s sports field after losing control of the wheel.
Exotic supercars keep getting crashed these days and the most recent example of such an unfortunate incident is coming all the way from Norway, where a Ferrari 458 Italia has probably seen better days. According to the local automotive media, the Italian supercar in question has been driven by an 18-year old kid, who didn’t have a driving license. He pushed the throttle hard, spun the car out of control, crashed into a tree and ended up in the school yard. The driver and his 18-year old friend were taken to the hospital with no life-threatening injuries.
The Ferrari 458 Italia is the official replacement of the F430. The model has a rear mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout, being offered in two body styles, coupe and roadster. Power is being provided by a 4.5 liter V8 engine, which is shared with Maserati. The unit is rated at 562 HP (419 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque. These “figures” are being sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint takes 3.3 seconds and top speed stands at 325 km/h (202 mph).