March has been quite the month for Ferrari crashes.
Over the weekend, a 700 horsepower Ferrari 458 Spider with twin turbo engines was racing on a local airport’s tarmac when it ran out of road. As Justin Hyde for Yahoo! Autos wrote of the incident – which occurred as a spin-off event near an Amelia Island auto show in Florida, north of Jacksonville — for such a car to go top speed, it “requires a significant length of road. Hyde wrote that the private airstrip on which the Ferrari was trying to stretch its legs was just over half a mile long.
Ferraris with standard engine specifications can reach a top speed of 199 miles per hour.
Fortunately, no one was injured in this crash, although Hyde said repair of the Ferrari would likely cost as much as just replacing it completely.
Some in another Ferrari 458 crash in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sunday though were not so lucky. Three were injured when the Ferrari in the promotional event for a beverage company crashed into the spectator area. Gaz.com.br (via Google Translate and Auto Evolution) reported that two were taken to the hospital, but released later that day, and the third was treated on site. The driver of the car was escorted away by authorities because some in the crowd began to harass him after the accident.
Here’s footage of the crash:
The U.K.’s the Independent points to footage of yet another recent crash involving a Ferrari in Italy. According to reports the F458 Spider in Bari was just registered the morning of the crash last week.
Footage from the perspective of passengers in another car shows them driving past the Ferrari, which soon then speeds after them and quickly loses control. Check it out:
No one was reported to be injured in this crash.
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