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Ferrari F430 crashes into ditch on rainy highway

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


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To the editor: AutoBlog should not popularize these idiots. Yes, I use plural 'cause it is obvious the F430 is overspeeded without considering the road conditions, following another very fast car. The F430 driver uses the both lanes cuting the corners (at least he doesn't go in opposite lanes). Driving that way is against the law in Ontario and can't be accepted on the site with enormous educational influence as yours! There are special tracks where this driving is acceptable, as all we know it!

September 06 2012 at 6:05 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to hemusbull's comment

Stop crying. They did what they did, Not very wise but everybody make mistakes or bad decisions. Driving this way is against law in Ontario? Well did anyone asked us drivers when they voted on stupid laws like 50km/h over? And what about those Left laners who are not educated how to drive in a left lane? I HAVE to overtake them on the right which is dangerous by Ontario law!

September 06 2012 at 7:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to VladimiRR's comment

Excuse me, I don't blame these guys, instead I'm askin the editor: why he is popularize this? And if you have question about any "stupid laws", please note the laws are to obey, not to discuss...The latter is for the lawmakers, OK?

September 07 2012 at 4:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down

I'm basically cutting lanes and corners every day, yeah I hit the ditch sometimes but who gives a crap. The world is my 'special track' so for me this driving is acceptable at all times.

I am happy autoblog posted this so now I have even more ideas in my head about where I can drive like a race car. I have overspeeded without considering the road conditions every day who even cares what the conditions are when I can be driving with razor reflexes.

You're right, lets pretend the world is full of perfect people and that only good things happen. It stands to reason that sensible people who watch this will have a laugh and realize it's dangerous to drive too fast in the rain. Less sensible people will all make the same joke (harharhar too much money not enough brains) and learn nothing about driving in the rain. Senseless people will somehow blame Autoblog.

September 07 2012 at 7:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply