Posted Sep 6th 2012 12:30PM
On the list of bad ideas, the whole scenario we see here is definitely up there. And no, we aren't hating on Ferrari drivers because they have lots of money or lack skills behind the wheel, this video is just reckless from start to finish. This Ferrari F430 driver was borrowing a friends car while in the Denver, Colorado area and they went for a cruise in the surrounding mountains with another prancing horse in the lead. Sounds, okay thus far but as you can see, it is raining heavily and the pair weren't adjusting for the conditions but pushing it increasingly faster.
A Ferrari can be twitchy on dry pavement but in the rain, keeping the mid-engine rear wheel drive exotics between the lines can be even trickier. Oh and in the YouTube description area, they also mention that they were going faster than it appears and on bald tires! Now without proper water evacuation on wide tires, hydroplanning isn't an if, but a when it will happen. Sure enough, the cars seem to be holding fairly well despite even heavier rainfall but around a sweeping right, the trailing car becomes unglued (again) and the ham-fisted driver can't recover it.
While the car gets sideways for several seconds covering hundreds of feet, the occupants are lucky, they didn't cross into the oncoming lanes or meet the pole. That would have been expensive and there would have been some great evidence for police left in the wreckage.
Check out the video past the break.
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Video Source: YouTube