Posted Sep 10th 2012 1:30PM
Warning: The wet 'n' wild aftermath of this recent Ferrari F40 crash is almost too painful to watch. The once mighty Ferrari F40 supercar (pictured above) became too hot to handle after it suddenly spun out of control on the wet streets of Vancouver, British Columbia.
The sad sight quickly caught the attention of every passing motorist, as firefighters were seen picking up the pricy pieces of this exotic wreckage. The end result is nothing short of ugly, as the entire rear end (and engine) of the no longer prancing horse were beaten to a pulp and added to a growing list of extinct exotics we've seen destroyed.
Beside this post-crash video footage, very little is known on the exact cause of the F40 crash or its slide-happy wheelman. From what we know so far, the rare work of automotive art was safely on route back from a weekend car show when the disaster struck. The F40's traction trouble likely started when the twin-turbo monster came in contact with the very slippery street. Attention all millionaires, this expensive lesson learned is just another reason to never drive your supercar in the rain.
Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear have both referred to the F40 as the "greatest supercar the world had ever seen," and judging by the damage done here in the video after the break, we'll be seeing one less after this incident.
EDIT: We hear that this vehicle was part of the Luxury Supercar Weekend and was just leaving the venue. While showing off when you leave a car show is nothing new, it certainly was contagious as we also reported on a matte black C63 AMG stuffing it into a parked car near the F40 crash.
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Hat Tip: to Justin via Twitter @jmastinef
Video Source: YouTube