There's one less Ferrari 430 Scuderia in the world
“The driver was very lucky,” goes the statement from South Yorkshire Police, who this week, had to respond to a crashed Ferrari on the M1, southbound near junction 37. The conditions were wet, and the car had “left the carriageway and burst into flames”.
Looking at the picture above, posted on SYP’s Facebook page, they’re not wrong. How on earth said driver managed to walk away from that defies rational human understanding of physics and things.
So he’s OK, which is the best bit of news we guess. But there are two kickers to this story. Kicker One: it is - it was - a Ferrari 430 Scuderia, and therefore a rare, highly strung and ludicrously good supercar gem. 510bhp from a naturally aspirated V8, 0-62mph in under four, top speed of around 200mph… yeah, it is - it was - a good ‘un. So now there’s one less in the world to marvel at.
Kicker Two is potentially even more of an, um, kicker: the driver had apparently only picked up his pride and 510bhp-naturally-aspirated-joy an hour previous to it ending up in a field in a decidedly un-Ferrari shape. ONE HOUR, people.