Dealer Employee Crashes $3.2-Million Ferrari F40 in Germany

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Photo: Instagram | via supercar.fails
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It was a sad Sunday for one particular dealer employee and Ferrari's fanbase worldwide as the 24-year-old man crashed a very rare and expensive F40.
The accident reportedly occurred yesterday, April 21, 2024, on a highway near Stuttgart, Germany. Nothing is known about what led to the crash, with the local media speculating that it may have been one of two things: speeding or a technical issue that made the driver lose control of the wheel.

Aftermath pictures released by and shared by supercar.fails reveal extensive damage to the classic supercar's face, which was completely ripped off after coming in contact with a tunnel wall some 18 clicks (11 miles) away from Motorworld in Boblingen, which was reportedly the destination.

The Ferrari F40's hood, front quarter panels, bumper, and other components were scattered a few meters around the crash scene, and it appears the front suspension and brakes suffered some bruises, too. On a more positive note, the blue-blooded exotic, which is considered one of the finest machines the Prancing Horse has ever made, does not appear to be a write-off.

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Photo: Instagram | via supercar.fails
Nevertheless, it is going to cost a small fortune to bring it back to its original condition, given that it was valued at almost €3 million, which comes out to around $3.2 million at today's exchange rates. The local media reports the F40 in question was listed for grabs by its owner on Mobile, yet the ad was taken down at the time of writing. There were other F40s for sale on the quoted website, priced between €2.3 and €3.3 million ($2.45-$3.5 million).

On a more positive note, the young driver was checked into the hospital following the accident and suffered no injuries. That's more than we can say about the Ferrari F40 he was driving, which will chew through an eye-watering sum to return to its former shine. This is an experience neither the driver, owner, or dealer will ever forget.

A little over 1,300 copies of the Ferrari F40 saw the light of day at the Prancing Horses facility in Maranello, Italy, between 1987 and 1992. This model was the last Ferrari personally approved by the late Enzo Ferrari, hence why some consider it to be the absolute best.

When it rolled off the line, its 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine produced 471 horsepower (478 ps/352 kW) at 7,000 rpm and 426 pound-foot (577 Nm) of torque at 4,000 rpm. It was the fastest street-legal car back then, as its top speed was 201 mph (324 kph), and the 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 kph) sprint took a mere 4.1 seconds. Keep in mind that it was developed back in the '80s as the successor to the 288 GTO.

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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