[VIDEO] Police car hits Ferrari 458 Spider in Knightsbridge
A Police vehicle has managed to hit a new Ferrari 458 Spider in Knightsbridge after the officer has miscalculated a u-turn.
Whenever writing about supercar incidents we’re used to saying that the drivers of these vehicles have lost control of the wheel due to excessive speeding, but in this case, it’s the policeman’s fault. According to witnesses, the officer driving the BMW 5-Series police car was making a u-turn but has miscalculated the space remaining and crashed the German sedan into the Italian supercar. The aftermath of the whole incident can be seen in the video posted below and, as you probably expected, quite a crowd has gathered.
The Ferrari 458 Spider has been officially presented to the public a couple of years ago, during the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. This is the convertible version of the 458 Italia and it’s coming with an aluminum retractable hardtop, which weights 25 kg less than the soft roof found on the F430 spider. The 458 Spider has the same 4.5 liter V8 engine under its hood, as the 458 Italia, which is good for 562 HP (419 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque. Power is sent to the RWD through a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
BMW announced it is expanding capacity at its U.S. plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, by 50 percent to 450,000 vehicles from 300,000 currently. In order to do that, the company will invest $1 billion, with the plant set to become BMW Group’s biggest facility in the world.
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