• Jul 16, 2008
We're fully aware that even supercars must undergo crash testing. But we like to think of the process the same way we do hamburgers. When we get hungry, we're able to totally banish any curiosity about what gruesome process transformed the cow into lunch.
Photos from inside a slaughterhouse would evoke the same emotions as these shots of a Ferrari California after crash testing. The Italian Web site that posted them says they were taken at Ferrari supplier Webasto. The Germany-based company created the convertible top for Ferrari's Superamerica, and are apparently testing their product on the California.

But, thanks to Google's interesting Italian translation we're not exactly sure what's going on. Can you make any sense of, "According to recent information, however, Webasto has yet to make up because their folding roof is still suffering from a children's diseases." We sure hope it's not contagious and that not too many more Californias are sacrificed in the search for a cure.

[Source: CzechFerrari via Autogespot]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I think it actually looks better crashed!
        • 6 Years Ago
        One less fugly Ferrari California. Now like 100 Million to go. It looks like someone got a 599 GTB's front, and shoved it onto a Ford Focus's body. It looks at least 90 percent better after the crash. Definitley agreed.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ha...agreed. I'm not at all impressed with the Ferrari S2000. Did you watch the first video? It sounds awful.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah... is look's way better this way still Ugly though...
      • 6 Years Ago
      None of you can afford it, so don't hate all over it, sheesh.

        • 6 Years Ago
        Just because you can't, doesn't mean I can't.
        Let's not get mixed up.
        • 6 Years Ago
        yeah, lots of hate going on today. She may not be the prettier younger sister to the F430 but she can certainly hold her own.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love the answers to the poll, especially "Do me a rear part".
      I hate to point it out, but that site was never in Italian. It was translated from Czech. It did take some detective work to figure that fact out, but perhaps the page's title "CzechFerrari.cz" provided a clue?
      • 6 Years Ago
      " Attention! Debut is a series of close!"

      I think the actual translation would be "series of fail".

      It looks to me like they ran it in to a light post. Notice that the impact point is very small and in the center of the car. I want to see one where they crush the whole front end of the car. And then crush the entire car.

      Good riddance.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow. I can't fathom why so many people dislike this car. Personally, I find it absolutely stunning. Were I ever able to afford this car, I would buy it without any hesitation.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it. The first custom-touch that actually improves the look of the ugly car!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder what speed that was crashed at. Lots of deformation, but the front wheels don't even look like they've moved.
      • 6 Years Ago
      OMG! A wrecked car. Thank you Autoblog for alerting me on this.

      /sarcasm off
      • 6 Years Ago
      the problem of the california is:
      1) is a copy of the mercedes 2 doors spider
      2) the baby ferrari will involve a mass production that is not the policy of ferrari VS rareness and exclusivity
      3) it will target women and smaller wallets: both are problems :-)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I suppose teething pains are "children's diseases".
      I bet that if this car turns out to be a great drive people might begin to like it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I doubt it. You just can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear, even if you paint it red and slap a Ferrari shield on the front fenders.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well, atleast they arent pictures of a destroyed pretty car
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think by "childrens disease", they may have meant infant mortality, which is a common term in manufacturing refering to products that fail manufacturing tests.

      Just my guess.
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