Another example of Maranello's gorgeous supercar gone too soon.
Yet another Ferrari SF90 Stradale has met an untimely demise after an example of the svelte Italian supercar collided with a string of parked vehicles. There's no video footage of the incident, but pictures posted to Twitter by the UK's Haden Cross Fire Station show the Ferrari to be badly damaged.
Thankfully, no one was injured but the hybridized performer certainly looks worse for wear. Most of the damage is limited to the front end, with several front-end facia components strewn across the road. The hood, for example, is completely detached while the bumper and right headlight seem to be beyond repair.
Worryingly, the electrical components housed in front of the passenger cell appear damaged; this could potentially send the desirable supercar to the scrapheap.
Curiously, the driver of the SF90 fled the scene for unknown reasons. Twitter users have speculated that he went in search of medical attention, but there's always the possibility that he left the vehicle to avoid undesirable altercations with the law.
Residential roads in the United Kingdom are subject to a 30 mph speed limit, which suggests that the driver of the SF90 was speeding. Then again, he could have been distracted as it appears he hit the row of parked cars head-on. In a separate image, another user showed security footage of the driver struggling to get out of the side window.
With a twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V8 engine producing 769 horsepower (and a trio of electric motors providing an additional 217 hp) the SF90 is a shockingly fast car. Zero to 62 mph takes a mere 2.5 seconds, meaning the driver had better have their wits about them.
This amount of power could come as quite a shock for the inexperienced. In March, we saw an SF90 Stradale relegated to the junkyard after it was involved in a fairly violent shunt. Adding insult to injury is the fact that this US-based example had just 180 miles on the clock.
This follows on from 2021, when an SF90 Stradale (wearing the desirable Assetto Fiorano package) collided with a barrier in Italy, crumpling the once-sleek bodywork.
Owning a Ferrari is a sure-fire way to tell the world you've made it. However, customers would do well to remember that even though they're able to afford Italy's quintessential supercar, they may not have the skills required to pilot it. Perhaps once the runaway owner comes to his senses, he'll replace the crumpled SF90 with the upcoming, V12-powered Purosangue. With standard all-wheel-drive, it should prove more tractable - and easier to drive, too.