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Old 25th May 2010, 19:15   #1
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Default First Crash - Ferrari 458 Italia ! (Already??)

Initial info - First Ferrari 458 Italia crash - BBC Top Gear

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This is the first crash of a Ferrari 458 Italia on public roads. The accident occurred when the Ferrari 458 Italia crashed into the left rear door of a dark red Volkswagon Bora.
According to an eyewitness, the Ferrari was driving between 60-70 mph on "Armii Krajowej" street which has a posted speed limit of 30 mph. When the Ferrari approached the intersection, a small bus abruptly made a left turn in front of it. In an effort to avoid crashing into the bus, the driver of the Ferrari veered slightly to his left and crashed into the Volkswagon Bora.
Police apparently said the Ferrari driver was at fault due to the high speed.
The Ferrari had Austrian license plates and was practically brand new having been purchased in March 2010. The driver appeared to be in his early 20s.
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Old 25th May 2010, 19:35   #2
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Ouch. But it does not look to be too bad, as the rest of the body seems to be pretty intact, except for the fender area
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^^Yes it does't look that bad but i am pretty sure the repair bill will still run in lacs.
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Even if the damage is so little, it's still difficult to see the car in such a shape.

Whats the body made out of ?? Does carbon fiber break like that ???
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The BBC report says that the car has been totalled. It doesnt look totalled, atleast in the pics, unless some serious damage has been done to the internals.

@stanjohn123, exactly my question as well, does carbon fibre break like this? I thought it would take the impact better than the normal fenders we see in our cars. anyone?
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I am not an expert. But if i see right above the tyres it lookes like the fender broke from its joint. It doesnt look like carbon fibre broke into 2 pieces by seeing the lines are all the way symmetrically straight.Moreover i am a little bit surprised cause by no means it looks totalled to me. Fair enough the bill will run upto lakhs thats for sure but no way its totalled.
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^^Yes it does't look that bad but i am pretty sure the repair bill will still run in lacs.
For sure this will run in some lacs. Got the updates on our system from the dealer before the launch of 458.
Here how much the owner have to bare for this loss.

Complete headlight assembly SR :62,000
Complete fender SR :48,000
Fender hose Front & Rear part SR : 6000
Head light Bracket SR : 1450
Complete front bumper SR : 55,000
Bumper Fiber grill SR : 4500
The Air intake Chambers on bumpers seems to be intact, In case it is damaged, Then add another SR : 8000 Each.
For body shop paint/Fitting Etc ... SR : 8000.

Note all the above prices are in saudi riyals. SR 1 @ 12 INR

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The 4th 458 wrecked!! I have only seen V10s burn but a Ferrari V8 going in flames is a rare sight!
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Ouch...that hurts... I wonder what the owner would be going through right now. *gulps*
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NINE 458 Italias have died in such a short period. Here's a compilation...
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In the last the snap, the car looks truly exotic! Will hunt around for matt black color snaps in the rain for this car.
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After the Gallardo i think the 458 also suffers from the same problem of engine causing fires.
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Hi there,
Nice compilation, could you post photo of the ninth one too.

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Seriously, what is wrong with the new "baby" Ferrari? Someone(Lamborghini?) seems to have put a spell on it. "Thou shalt not venture outside. Otherwise thou shalt go up in flames or get hit by a bus"
@avishar: There have been only two engine fires. Rest are damages caused by accident.
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Seriously, what is wrong with the new "baby" Ferrari? Someone(Lamborghini?) seems to have put a spell on it. "Thou shalt not venture outside. Otherwise thou shalt go up in flames or get hit by a bus"
@avishar: There have been only two engine fires. Rest are damages caused by accident.
Shamik i would not blame Ferrari entirely. Their fault lies in giving us the car, the rest of the fault lies in a few people being able to afford the car but not able to harness the power is throws at you. The Cars catching fire is considered a company error and i am sure the Brand would be looking into it. I somehow have a feeling excess fuel or fuel that has dripped out when you top the tank upto the brim and is not wiped from the body is the culprit against the engine heat. This is just me thinking aloud .

Wonder what will happen to the 458 in India?

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