And it’s one spectacular supercar crash to end the week with.
The newest exotic vehicle to end up in our Car Crashes section of the website is this particular Ferrari 458 Italia. According to the guys from Wrecked Exotics, the model in question has been crashed in Luton, the United Kingdom, recently, after its driver has pushed the throttle too hard and lost control of the wheel. The supercar has slid underneath this Volkswagen Passat resulting in some spectacular images. We are not sure what happened to the driver or if anyone was injured in this unfortunate incident so if you happen to know more about the topic, please feel free to share.
The Ferrari 458 Italia is the last of its breed to get a naturally aspirated V8 engine under its hood, as its successor, the 488 GTB, has dropped it in favor of a newer 3.9 liter twin turbo V8. The supercar has a rear mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout and it has been offered in two body styles, the 458 Italia (coupe) and the 458 Spider (roadster). The exotic model has been in production between 2009 and 2015 and it is making use of the above mentioned unit, a 4.5 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine. This is capable of sending a total of 562 HP (419 kW) at 9,000 rpm and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm through a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, to the wheels. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph acceleration takes just 3.0 seconds and this can go up to a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph).