Ferrari F40 Wrecked In Australia

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Looks like someone underestimated how hard the F40 is to handle.

Earlier this year, we mourned the loss of a Ferrari F40 supercar that caught on fire in Monaco. Tragically, there's now one less Ferrari F40 in the world, as another example has been wrecked in an accident that happened in Queensland, Australia.

Details about the crash are scarce, but this smashed-up supercar is believed to be a genuine F40 rather than a replica. The temporary dealer license plates suggest the F40 was being taken for a test drive by a prospective buyer, who underestimated how hard the mid-engine supercar is to handle.

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Unlike modern Prancing Horses like the Ferrari 488 GTB, the F40 came from an era without modern driving aids like traction and stability control, so you have to be very conservative with the throttle. Combine the lack of driving aids with a 2.9-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 sending 478 horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels, and it's a recipe for disaster for someone without the right skill level.

Photos shared by social media show the remains of the F40 after the driver presumably lost control of the iconic supercar and veered off the road, taking out street signs before smashing into some trees and coming to rest in a ditch.

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Looking at the damage, the rear wing has split and part of the rear bumper has been ripped off. There's also extensive damage to the rear quarter panel and the front fenders. Luckily, local police have confirmed the occupants were uninjured in the crash.

Since the F40 that was toasted in Monaco last month is being restored, there's a good chance the damage can be fixed as it appears to only be cosmetic. Only 1,311 examples of the F40 were built between 1987 and 1992, so we're hoping it can be salvaged. But even if this F40 can be repaired, it certainly won't be cheap as the car is worth around $1.3 million. Let's hope the F40's future owner can fully restore it back to its former glory.

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