Another example of the rare and impressive Ferrari 458 Speciale has been involved in a crash, this time in South Africa.
The Ferrari 488 GTB may be more powerful than the range-topping 458 Speciale but that doesn’t mean that the older one is good for the scrapyard just yet. Unfortunately this news is bringing us a crashed example of the impressive exotic model which has been involved in a sad incident recently, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
According to Wrecked Exotics, the model in question has been driven above the speed limit and the guy holding the wheel has lost control and crashed into a wall. This has caused some severe damage to the supercar’s front end but happily no one was injured in the crash and chances are that the driver has got out safe as well. We are not sure if the insurance will be covering the incident but the owner should expect a huge servicing bill for returning his ride to its former glory.
The Ferrari 458 Speciale is the spiritual successor of the 360 Challenge and F430 Scuderia. The supercar has been based on the 458 Italia and it is making use of the same 4.5 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine, which has been upgraded and it is now capable of producing a total of 605 HP (445 kw) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the model needs just 3 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph), this can do it in 9.1 seconds. The 458 Speciale has been shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show, back in 2013.