autoevolution
 

Ferrari F40 Crashes Into Fence, yet No Harm Done

What do you do if you're the owner of a Ferrari F40? That's right! You pamper it! You keep it in a garage, away from the elements, and occasionally take it out for a drive. Not this driver, oh, no! He crashed his pink F40 into a fence.
Pink Ferrari F40 crashes into fence 6 photos
Photo: Garnetsi | Instagram
Ferrari F40 crashes into fenceFerrari F40 crashes into fenceFerrari F40 crashes into fenceFerrari F40 crashes into fenceFerrari F40 crashes into fence
A Ferrari F40 in mint condition can even hit the $2 million mark. Because it is rare, powerful for its time, and it brings the retro vibe of the 1980s and early 1990s, when the pop-up headlights were all the rage.

Of course, he did not do it on purpose. The scenario is simple: lost control, the car did not brake properly, and that was it. The Ferrari slammed into a fence.

It happened at a 2023 Formula Drift event in Seattle, Washington. A short video was uploaded on Instagram showing the collision scene that caused just a bit of damage to the front end of the supercar. It was just a temporary fence, installed there to keep the event away from the eyes of the curious who would not pay a ticket. So the moment the Ferrari crashed into it, it moved away a few inches.

The witness who also filmed the scene claims that the Ferrari's throttle got stuck. Because the car lacked the ABS, the driver just could not stop it in time. The video shows that the rear wheels are locked, and the car just skids.

TikTok videos captured after the incident show the car that almost does not look like it has been through a crash head first. Just the pink wrap shows minor damage. But that might as well have been there before the accident. Because that is what wraps do after a couple of years: they start to peel off.

We have no idea what color this Ferrari was the day it drove through the factory gate in Maranello. But pink was obviously not an option.

Ferrari built this mid-engine rear-wheel drive car between 1987 and 1992, as the successor to the 288 GTO and as a tribute on the brand's 40th anniversary.

What makes it even more special is that it was the last automobile approved by Enzo Ferrari himself. Enzo died 40 years ago, August 14, at the age of 90. Back then, the F40 was Ferrari's fastest, most powerful, and most expensive model.

1,311 cars were built in the five-year production run, with 213 of them setting wheels on American soil. They all came with the company’s twin-turbo 2.9-liter V8 which delivered 471 horsepower (478 PS) and 426 lb-ft (577 Nm) of torque and was mated to a five-speed manual. 4.1 seconds it took to go from 0 to 62 mph (0-100 kph). Top speed was 201 mph (325 kph).



@taktownkid Aint no way i had to find out that this f40 crashed on tiktokā€¦@Formula DRIFT #f40 #ferrari #ferrar #formuladrif ? original sound - LocalAsianViet ????
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram X (Twitter)
 

Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories