You've got to respect the power.
With great power comes great responsibility, and nowhere else is that quite as true as in the world of supercars. Modern high-performance vehicles are faster and more capable than ever, and some, such as the McLaren Senna are true race cars for the road that demands the utmost respect. When drivers forget that they're piloting street-legal racers, it usually ends up in a pretty expensive mess, and in this video we can see what happens when an inexperienced driver loses control of a Ferrari 812 Superfast. Granted it was in the wet, but the fact remains: you have to treat these cars with the utmost respect.
Anyone who knows their way around supercars will tell you that the Ferrari 812 Superfast is a force to be reckoned with, and due to that fact, has been involved in some serious accidents. In the video, we can see the driver cruising the streets of London, south of the Thames river, without a care in the world. The driver comes to a stop at a set of red lights, and after turning green, proceeds to turn onto Lambeth Bridge. A number of cyclists can be seen using the 20 mph lane on the left-hand side. As the Ferrari straightens onto the bridge, the driver puts his foot down, and the beautiful howl of that 6.5-liter V12 engine can be heard. As soon as the engine starts roaring, the driver starts to lose control.
The car's nose starts sliding to the right and the driver tries to counter-steer to the left, but it's too late. The Ferrari digs its nose into the barrier of the bridge after narrowly avoiding a cyclist, and the airbags can be seen deploying in the driver's face. It's all done in a matter of seconds. Unfortunately, there are no pics of the damage, but it looked like quite the impact from the in-car camera.
The 812 Superfast took over from the F12berlinetta as Ferrari's high-performance GT car and features one of the most powerful naturally-aspirated V12 engines of all time. With 789 horsepower and 530 lb-ft of torque on tap, this car can sprint to 62 mph in only 2.9 seconds. It's no wonder the poor guy in the video couldn't handle it.