A driver in the United Kingdom turned his £220,000 (RM1,237,441) supercar into a fireball after owning it for just one hour.
- Car crashed, burst into flames
- Driver suffered minor injuries
- Car’s performance: 0-60mph in 3.3 secs, top speed of 198mph
- Michael Schumacher extensively tested the 430 Scuderia during development
- Destroyed car one of only 499 ever built
A driver watched his newly-bought Ferrari 430 Scuderia go up in smoke after he crashed the supercar on the main M1 freeway just an hour after collecting it.
The luxury vehicle veered off a highway and “burst into flames”, according to the South Yorkshire Police.
Photographs of the accident’s aftermath show the burnt-out remains of the car smouldering on grass.
Police say they were surprised to see that the driver had escaped the blaze mostly unharmed, adding that he was “very lucky” to walk away from the crash with only “minor cuts and bruises”.
They added that roads in the area were wet at the time of the crash.
The Ferrari 430 Scuderia can reach 60 miles per hour in 3.3 seconds and has a reported top speed of 198 miles per hour.
Police, however, said the crash was not thought to have been caused by speeding.
According to Ferrari’s website, F1 racing legend Michael Schumacher “spent a lot of time testing the 430 Scuderia when it was being developed.”
The destroyed car was one of only 499 ever built.