I’ve been talking a lot about Ferraris recently. However, I don’t quite think this is the kind of publicity Ferrari, or anybody for that matter, would want. Test-driving a car like you stole it is never a good idea. Driving a car like you stole it, even if you DID steal it, is also not the smartest thing to do. Apparently, this German driver thought otherwise. This 458 was only a month old, but you might have a toilet or toaster oven with a Ferrari logo on it in the near future.
The crash happened in the German city of Hannover. According to the police, the car was being driven very aggressively, despite wet and slippery conditions.
After merging from the left and initially overtaking a slower vehicle, the driver of the Ferrari then attempted to take a highway exit at speed, at which point the car spun out of control. Despite the car spinning, ending up on it’s roof, and then flipping back over, the 47-year-old driver and his 69-year-old passenger were miraculously unhurt.
The dealership selling the car had it on display at a stadium in Hannover, which is why it’s got all of the promotional gear. Talk about oops. I’ve always wondered what would happen on a test drive if you spun a car. Now I know.
Speaking of Ferrari 458 Italia’s, there’s been a recent NHTSA recall involving the car because the trunk cannot fully open from the inside. If you’re a wealthy human trafficker, don’t get this car. Now your trafficking victims can escape you!