Video of this guy crashing his one day old $330,000 Ferrari Pista is a stark reminder that driving a supercar is not as easy as it looks


If you read or watch a lot of reviews of high-performance cars, there’s a good chance you might have heard experts complaining that modern supercars have way too much power and the cutting-edge technological nannies only hide the incompetence of unskilled drivers who are made to feel like racers behind the wheel. If you’ve ever thought why do they keep moaning about it when more power is always good, then this video should serve as a gentle reminder of the importance of proper driving skills. Uploaded on YouTube and Instagram by someone who goes by the username mrexumas, the 18-second clip shot in the Netherlands shows a red Ferrari 488 Pista with its driver trying to show off like a true novice. The driver appears to slow down all of a sudden while banging down the gears with the intention to pull off a tire-screeching sprint; however, the track-focused supercar instantly loses control to sway side-to-side and finally crashing onto the side of the road.

What we have learned from few reports on the incident is that the Ferrari 488 Pista that was crashed was only a day old when it met with the accident. Can’t say we didn’t see that coming! The way the supercar lost control suggests that the traction control and the stability management systems were disabled, which is a very stupid thing to do when the vehicle is powered by a twin-turbo V8 sending 710hp to the rear wheels. The Ferrari crashed into a curb before hitting the bushes on the side of the road. There’s no word on the extent of the damage sustained by the 488 Pista, but the pictures of the supercar after the accident show damage to the front end, along with a cracked windshield and at least one airbag being deployed. Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident. Please be responsible while driving on public roads and don’t be foolish to disable the electronic driving aids of the car.

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[Via: The Drive]