A 296 GTB and and F12 Berlinetta both collided with a wall at high speed.
Two holidaymakers in Italy are lucky to be alive after crashing their Ferraris at high-speed in the Italian city of Ancona.
According to News Italy 24, the supercars - a 296 GTB and an F12berlinetta - collided with a residential property, with one of the vehicles catching fire due to the violent impact. Video footage shows the Ferraris speeding down a narrow country road when, suddenly, the first vehicle hits a grass verge, sending it into the air and crashing down into a wall. Moments later, the second car does the same thing.
Emergency services are yet to announce the cause of the accident, but thanks to the video footage, it's clear that high speed was involved in this shocking crash. The police reconstructions also point to excess speed as the cause of the collision.
Astonishingly, both individuals escaped unscathed from the accident and were transported to a regional hospital in Torrette. The drivers, aged 50 and 54, hail from Belgium and the Netherlands and were reportedly vacationing with friends in the Marche region when the accident occurred.
It's unclear if the Ferraris belonged to the drivers or were perhaps rentals used during the holiday period. Either way, the pair are in for a big bill, as these vehicles are most certainly beyond repair. Moments after catching air, the blue F12berlinetta burst into flames, with smoke billowing from the wreckage. Interestingly, the ICE car caught fire, not the plug-in hybrid with the battery pack...
Thankfully, their actions didn't endanger anyone else; innocent motorists can be seen on the road moments before the incident. The wall was also strong enough to keep the speeding duo out of the garden and swimming pool.
Suffice it to say, both Ferrari drivers have ruined their vacations with their stupid antics. There's no word on whether they will be prosecuted for reckless driving, but we wouldn't be surprised if that's the case. No matter what you drive, if you want to go fast and have fun, it should be done on a race track and not a built-up public road.
In the last few months, we've seen several accidents involving Prancing Horses. In July last year, an extraordinarily rare Ferrari 250 GTO "Breadvan" lost control in a corner and slid into a barrier, causing significant damage. Thankfully, the one-of-one creation can be repaired.
Not long before that, a Ferrari F40 sustained severe injuries after being smashed on a European hill climb.
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