The driver of a Ferrari 458 Spider has managed to blow his engine in California and probably to end the life of his rear mid-engined supercar.
Where ever there will be exotic cars there will also be exotic car crashes, this is what we’ve always said here on inautonews.com but rather than talk about an accident, today we are presenting you with something even better. A brand new Ferrari 458 Spider with a blown engine. According to the guys at Wrecked Exotics, the driver of the Italian supercar was swerving in and out of traffic in San Francisco, California, on the 101, when he managed to blow his engine. I wonder what the service bill will look like.
As a quick reminder, the Ferrari 458 Spider is the convertible version if the 458 Italia, the official replacement of the F430. The supercar is powered by a 4.5 liter V8 engine, the same one used on its solid roof brother. The unit is producing a total output of 570 HP, at 9,000 rpm, and it has a peak torque of 398 lb-ft, available at 6,000 rpm. Power is being sent to the rear-wheel drive through a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint in the 458 Spider takes 3.4 seconds.