This Ferrari F8 Tributo ends sinister on its first day of rental


 

It may not look damaged, but the reality is very different, especially if you look closely at the chassis. Everything to indicate that the adventure of this driver would be unforgettable since not every day you have the opportunity to enjoy at the wheel of a Ferrari F8 Tributo, yes, for rent. The Royalty Exotic Cars firm has this Prancing Horse in its catalog, although perhaps it would be more accurate to say that it had an inopportune incident on a Las Vegas highway that has ended up ruining the day for both the driver and, especially, for the insurance company.


A sad ending


At this point, anyone would think that the Italian supercar has ended up crashing into a pole or any other vehicle on the road, but nothing could be further from the truth because the trigger seems to be ... a stone! At least that is what the driver who decided to hire the services of an F8 Tributo that made his debut in this rental assures, and what a debut. However, the investigations carried out by the staff of Royalty Exotic Cars point in another direction, and in the video that accompanies these lines, it can be seen much clearer.


A priori, the Ferrari does not have any serious damage to its bodywork since it only presents some scratches on the front splitter, but a more detailed inspection leaves evidence of the force of the supposed impact against the stone since the tires are bent, which adds a piece of wheel arch lining found by one of the rental company's workers. This suggests that, in reality, the driver ended up colliding with the median of the road, as evidenced by both the tire marks and this found part and the deployed side airbag.


A crack in the chassis


Once in the workshop, these guys decide to raise the vehicle to carefully check the extent of the damage. This is when they discover that the lower part of the body has an important mark, but the worst comes with a quite deteriorated front suspension and what to say about the serious damage that the F8 Tributo chassis has suffered. We say this because at minute 12:42 you can see a crack in the structure of the Prancing Horse, something that is difficult and very expensive to fix, so everything indicates that this brand new car has been sinister.


It is possible that the cause of the accident was a loss of control of the vehicle, something that is not unreasonable to imagine since we are talking about a beast with a 3.9-liter V8 Biturbo engine capable of developing 720 horsepower and a maximum torque of 770 Nm. All that energy is sent to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that in turn transmits it exclusively to the rear axle. With this, the F8 Tributo manages to reach 100 km / h in just 2.9 seconds and its maximum speed is 340 km / h. A pity that it ended up in these conditions.


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