Brand-New Ferrari 488 Spider Crashes Into Concrete Wall In China

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This is going to be an expensive repair bill.

Ferrari drivers seem to be cursed right now. Recently, a Ferrari F430 Scuderia was reduced to a twisted wreck in the UK when the driver lost control in wet conditions, sending the car airborne before it veered down an embankment and burst into flames just one hour after it was purchased by the proud owner. Looking at the harrowing photos of the wreckage, you wouldn't think anyone could have survived the crash. Over in China, a white Ferrari 488 Spider has suffered a similar fate.

While it didn't catch on fire like the F430 did, the Italian exotic was heavily damaged in the accident. CarNewsChina reports that the driver lost control of the supercar on a street in the Chinese city of Yiwu and slammed into a wall, before being hit by an oncoming bus which suffered minor damage compared to the Ferrari. The supercar was reportedly brand-new, and hadn't even had its license plates fitted. The expensive crash ruined the supercar's fetching face, as the front-end is utterly dismembered. Prices for the 488 Spider start at $500,250 in China, so it's safe to say that the owner, who was hospitalized after the crash, can expect a substantial repair bill.

Unless, of course, the smashed-up supercar gets written off by insurers, which wouldn't surprise us given the extensive damage shown in the photos. Powered by a 3.9-liter V8 engine that produces 660 hp, the 488 Spider is capable of sprinting from 0-62 mph in three seconds before reaching a top speed of 201 mph. Remarkably, it's only 50 kg heavier than its coupe counterpart with a dry weight of just 1,420 kg.

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