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Ferrari California Splits In Half In Horror Crash

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Somehow, the driver escaped this brutal crash without any injuries.

As we've seen a countless number of times, speed and inexperience is a lethal mix. In Johannesburg, South Africa, a Ferrari California was reduced to a mangled wreck after a very nasty-looking crash.

According to IOL News, authorities say the driver lost control of the Italian exotic on a wet road and slammed into a steel lamp post. As with most accidents like this, they were probably driving too fast to handle the conditions. The crash was so violent that the front was ripped off, splitting the supercar in half.

As you can see from the photos, the California has clearly been damaged beyond repair. One of the wheels and its suspension components and brake parts have been torn from the chassis, and the front bumper, quarter panels, and hood are also ripped out. The car's V8 engine doesn't appear to have dislodged, however.

Despite the severity of the crash, the driver somehow escaped without any injuries. Their female passenger, on the other hand, was taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries. As horrifying as it is to see an exotic supercar in this ruined state, it could have been so much worse.

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When it was new, the Ferrari California was powered by a 4.3-liter, naturally aspirated V8 producing 454 horsepower. After production of the updated California T ended in 2017, the entry-level exotic has since been replaced by the Ferrari Portofino, which packs a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 that sends 592 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Should the owner of the crashed California want to replace their wrecked exotic, pricing for the Ferrari Portofino starts at $205,000.