Nurburgring

Ferrari 458 Challenge Crashes at the Ring

The car is built for the track. The driver, unfortunately, is not.

You don’t only need deep pockets to drive a racing variant of a supercar on the Nurburgring, you also require a high level of skill. The smallest error in judgment can have huge consequences, something that’sput into acute perspective in the following video involving a Ferrari 458Challenge. Powered by the stock Italia’s 570-hp 4.5-liter V8, the 458 Challenge boasts a race-spec suspension, Brembo brakes, plenty of carbon fiber and Lexan, Ferrari’s F1-Trac traction system and recalibrated dual-clutch transmission.

In short, it’s been designed to be driven hard and fast, which is exactly what this owner is doing up until he exited a corner at 137 mph. By going just slightly too quick, the rear wheel skimmed the grass and, as you’ll see, the resulting spin and crash was inevitable.

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