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http://www.wreckedexotics.com/458crashcontest/

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The 2010 Ferrari F458 is set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto show on September 15th, 2009. The world will be watching as Ferrari pulls back the curtain to finally reveal the successor to the Ferrari F430. Here at WreckedExotics, we only want to know one thing: When will we see the first crash?

The Ferrari F430, predecessor to the F458, has been involved in 96 documented crashes since 2004. The Ferrari 360 (predecessor to the F430) has been involved in 403 documented crashes since 1999.

The Ferrari F458 goes on sale summer 2010 but Ferrari employees will be test driving the car long before then. A crash can happen any time, including BEFORE the launch date.

Enter the date and exact time you think the first Ferrari F458 will crash. Closest guess to the actual time wins $500!

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http://www.wreckedexotics.com/newphotos/exotics2010may24/11458_20100522_2.shtml

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Car:
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

Description:
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.

Location:
Wroclaw, Poland

CONTEST UPDATE:

As many of you know, we held a contest to see who could come closest
to guessing the date of the first crash of a Ferrari 458 Italia.
The official time of the crash was May 20, 2010 at 1:45 PM local time.

Congratulations to Mario Magallanes from Los Angeles for guessing
closest to the actual time and winning $500.
His guess was May 20, 2010 at 11:42 AM.

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Props to WreckedExotics for prediciting it would be red car with a LH front offset hit too.




Offline AshSimmonds

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First to burn.

http://www.autogespot.com/nl/item/8266/ferrari-458-italia-in-de-brand-in-hartje-parijs.html

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Italia Ferrari 458 on fire in central Paris

But it will happen! Are you not so long in possession of your new car, a Ferrari 458 Italia in this case, he just flies into the fire! Separate but very true. The photos were uploaded on Autogespot.com and that we can now show you. The owner was driving around in Paris when he suddenly noticed that one of the rear wheel arches started to burn.

How the fire as may arise out of nothing is still unclear. It is good to see that the fire started in the wheel and soon was expanding. Fortunately there was a passer-by who happens to be a big fire extinguisher with him and he had to extinguish the fire, according to the spotter, "to prevent further damage and explosion. How high the cost will be and what the damage under the panels will be is unknown. It is also striking that most new ones quite flammable. When the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano on the market just flew spontaneously on fire.



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http://www.wreckedexotics.com/newphotos/exotics2010aug02/1458_20100728_3.shtml

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Car:
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

Description:
Caught fire and burned to a crisp after climbing a mountain pass on July 14, 2010.

Location:
Switzerland



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Saw a falcon on fire the other day. Wasn't as bad though



Offline B2

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http://www.wreckedexotics.com/newphotos/exotics2010aug02/1458_20100728_3.shtml

Recycling at its best, straight back to foundry at the factory.  :thumbsup:

What is scary, is that's not the first pic of a 458 I've seen on fire.  :eek:



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