It has been a while since we’ve seen a Ferrari 458 Italia being crashed but don’t worry because there are still a lot of owners who will end up in our Car Crashes category soon.
The Ferrari 458 Italia may have been dropped from the lineup earlier this year, in order to make room for its successor, the 488 GTB, but that doesn’t mean that it’s good for the scrap yard just yet. Well, this particular model may be, if the insurance won’t cover it, but hopefully it will be salvaged.
The supercar in question has been involved in an unfortunate incident in Boca Raton, Florida, recently, after hydroplaning. The driver has lost control of the wheel and the exotic ride has been spinning out three times in the middle of the road. The street light was the last solid object to hit it. The good news is that no one was injured in the crash, but the bad part of the story is that the same cannot be said on the driver, or on his ego and confidence.
Ferrari has been producing the 458 between 2009 and 2015, in two body styles, coupe and roadster, with a rear mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout. The supercar debuted back in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show and it has a 4.5 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine under its hood. This is capable of putting down a total of 562 HP (419 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque, available at 3,250 rpm. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint takes 3.0 seconds and top speed is 340 km/h (210 mph).