This is gonna be one expensive pill to swallow.
The Ferrari F8 Tributo may lack the charm and character of its grandfather, the sonorous 458 Italia, but it's no less impressive a supercar. With 710 horsepower from its 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8, the F8 is one seriously fast vehicle, but thanks to the innovations that Maranello has made over the years - things like Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer and Side Slip Angle Control - that kind of power is easier to manage than ever before. Of course, there are those who want even more performance from the car, but for one German buyer, 710 hp was already too much, and his car ended up being a total wreck just six hours after he collected it.
A solitary photo has been revealed by local police, showing the extensive damage to the front end of the car that has made the F8 almost unrecognizable. According to local media, the 43-year-old driver picked up the keys after waiting more than a year for the car to be ready. Just six hours later, he crashed on the A5 motorway, with police citing summer tires and wet roads, along with "presumably inappropriate speeds" as the causes of the crash. We don't know if he was speeding or not, but what would you do if you had waited for over a year for your new Ferrari? On the other hand, using the full potential of a RWD missile in the rain isn't the brightest idea, especially on public roads.
Fortunately, the driver was unharmed, but his passenger wasn't so lucky and had to be taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. The F8 Tributo wasn't alone in the crash either, having initially slammed into a concrete barrier alongside the road and ripping off a rear wheel before colliding with a minibus, striking a guardrail, and finally coming to rest on the road shoulder. It's really hard not to feel sorry for this poor guy, especially since we don't know for certain that he was driving recklessly, but it's a sobering reminder to never allow your ego take the wheel.