Woman crashes £500,000 rented Ferrari 458 in China

The damaged Ferrari 458
The damaged Ferrari 458
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A woman smashed up a rented Ferrari 458 in seconds after spinning in the rain and taking out another vehicle.

The supercar cost nearly £500,000 to import into China, but it was destroyed in moments after being driven away from the dealership.

Incredible footage – reportedly recorded by the driver inside the car – captured her saying how “amazing” the vehicle was.

The woman was behind the wheel, waiting at traffic lights, when she pointed the camera at the Ferrari’s dashboard.

She said: “First time driving a Ferrari. This truly is the most amazing feeling.”

But CCTV then showed the driver losing control and spinning out across the road, in Wenling city in eastern China.

The red sports car – which is thought to be worth £170,000 in the US – hits a white BMW X3 after running through the central reservation.

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In spite of what appeared to be a low-speed crash, footage taken by witnesses in the aftermath of the accident showed the front end of the Ferrari 458 completely destroyed and its airbags deployed.

No-one in any of the cars was seriously injured.

It is unclear if the woman was insured and whether it would cover the damage.

Social media users have suggested the driver may have turned off the car’s traction control before the crash, which would explain how the vehicle suddenly spun out of control.


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