The Ferrari is smashed and the Range Rover tipped, but no one got hurt.
Residents in a quiet English town got quite a scare over the weekend. A driver pushing what appears to be a Ferrari F355 way past the limits smashed into a parked Land Rover Range Rover, sending it up on its side. The car, done up with sponsor stickers and racing decals, looks in rough shape, but no one was hurt, and no one was inside the Range Rover at the time of the crash.
Resident Gary Smith, who lives nearby the road and took the photo of the incident, said it "sounded like a racing car speeding down the road" but "dragging its undercarriage along" when the collision occurred.
It's unclear what modifications have been performed to the car, but a stock F355 could do 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 179 mph when new.
Though Smith thinks the Ferrari driver was giving it all the beans when the crash occurred, it's difficult to imagine anyone reaching high triple-digit speeds on such a narrow street but maybe that's why we're talking about a flipped Range Rover. Whatever speed the Ferrari was traveling, it was enough to flip the 5,000-plus-pound vehicle onto its side.
The Ferrari looks to be thoroughly smashed up, but the damage is on the front end, away from precious and expensive drivetrain components. Despite its condition, Smith said the driver was able to start it a few moments after the crash, but there wasn't much he could do to move the car in its condition.
Unsurprisingly, the police didn't look kindly at the incident. They detained a person involved, but we don't know if it was the Ferrari driver or another person.
Ferrari crashes aren't super common, but they do happen, and they're almost always heartbreaking to see. Often, it's a case of the driver overestimating their skill in poor conditions, and sometimes the cars don't even make it to their forever home before being smashed. Whatever the case, the residents of Lindbergh Road in Ipswich, Suffolk, now have something to talk about for months to come.