Ferrari F430 goes for a swim in The Netherlands image

The driver of a Ferrari F430 has managed to stop his beloved ride into water filled ditch in The Netherlands, after losing control of the wheel.

If you are used to seeing supercar crashes involving the Ferrari 458 most of the times, we have to tell you that its predecessor, the F430, shouldn’t be ignored in this category either. According to the local media, this red finished example of a Ferrari F430 has been recently crashed in The Netherlands. The supercar in question has ended up in a water filled ditch after its driver was apparently trying to avoid an oncoming car, which led to him losing control of the wheel. No one was hurt in this unfortunate incident but this cannot be said on the F430 too.

The Ferrari F430 has been produced between 2004 and 2009 and it was introduced at the Paris Motor Show. The supercar came in two versions, the 2-seat Berlinetta and the 2-Seat Spider, both of them with the same rear mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout. Power came from a 4.3 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine, rated at 491 HP (366 kW) and 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) of torque.This has been connected to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed electrohydraulic manual transmission, sending power to the rear wheels and helping the model reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in 4.0 seconds and a top speed of more than 315 km/h (196 mph). The supercar left production in 2009 when it was replaced by the 458 Italia.

Source: HartVoorAutos (FB)