Talk about a bad day at work, right?
We've seen our fair share of Ferrari crashes over the years, proving that a high-powered exotic is a dangerous weapon in the wrong hands. There was the 458 Spider that rear-ended another Ferrari, plus the terrifying aftermath of a Ferrari California that was split into two halves after colliding with a lamp post. The latest debacle is unique because the person who crashed a Ferrari 812 Superfast wasn't even the owner. An unfortunate car wash employee was behind the wheel of the £300,000 ($409,504) Ferrari when it collided with five other parked cars and a barrier.
To make matters worse for the car wash worker, the Ferrari in question was owned by high-profile Italian professional footballer Federico Marchetti, who is the goalkeeper for Genoa and Italy. The worker was meant to deliver Marchetti's Ferrari to the Genoa team training base when the incident occurred, according to the Daily Mail. On a positive note, the driver wasn't injured, but the same can't be said for the mangled 812 Superfast GT. The front of the car is severely damaged, and perhaps this is one time that Marchetti may have wished he had opted for one of Ferrari's mid-engine alternatives instead.
In an Instagram message written in Italian, Marchetti tactfully chose not to mourn the damage to his Ferrari and instead wrote: "I am very sorry for what happened. Thank God no one got hurt and this is the most important news." Ìn case you forgot, the 812 Superfast is a scarily powerful GT, with its 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12 producing 789 horsepower and 530 lb-ft of torque. It can reach 62 mph in under three seconds, a level of performance that may just have taken the worker who crashed it by surprise. An even more powerful 812 GTO with power dialed up to 850 hp is on the way, and we'd advise future owners to warn any new, uninitiated car wash drivers to approach it with caution.