This was the first time this Ferrari F8 had been rented.
Not many people can afford to splash out $276,000 on a brand new Ferrari F8 Tributo. While not cheap, renting a supercar offers the chance to experience an elite automobile even if it's just for a day or two. Royalty Exotic Cars will let you rent one for $899 for four hours or $1,699 for eight hours.
Recently, someone rented a Ferrari F8 from the company, but what should have been an enjoyable experience ended in tears when the driver claims he hit a rock on the Las Vegas Boulevard while driving at 45 mph and didn't have enough time to react. Unfortunately, this seemingly minor crash had serious consequences.
When Royalty Exotic Cars went to retrieve the F8, they found the Italian supercar abandoned on the side of the road in the dirt.
On the first inspection, they noticed the splitter and front bumper were damaged, the fender liner was ripped out, the front and rear driver's side wheels were dented, and the driver's side airbag had deployed. It all suggested that the driver was going much faster than he claimed and didn't have the necessary skill or experience to tame the 710-hp supercar at high speed.
To make matters worse, the F8 Tributo was brand new and had been driven less than 1,000 miles. It was a fully loaded example too, so this is going to be a very expensive insurance claim.
This was also the first time it had been rented. After noticing tire marks on the curb, the rental company concluded that he hit a curb rather than a rock.
The Ferrari F8 was then taken for an inspection to find out if there was any underbody damage. Here, they discovered the supercar's front suspension was broken and the aluminum spaceframe was cracked. As a result, the Ferrari F8 was declared a write-off, so it had a tragically short life. Sadly, this is one of several Ferraris that have been destroyed over the last week. During a supercar charity drive, three Ferraris crashed into each other on a highway and a 458 Italia flipped over at a track day in Spain.