• Aug 31, 2009
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia - click above image for high-res gallery

Would you like to win $500? Are you a little bit psychic? Does the schadenfreude of rich suckers smashing up their exotic rides run a sweet, happy little chill down your spine? Then Wrecked Exotics has a contest for you! The website wants to know when you think they'll find proof of the first Ferrari 458 Italia crash. To wit: "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."

Aside from our answer of "who cares?" the person prognostic enough to guess the date closest to the first 458 Italia crash wins $500, as well as the honor and fame that goes along with participating in the world's first known automotive death pool. Now, of course, we'll be seeing the newest mid-engine Ferrari in about two weeks time at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but as Wrecked Exotics points out, "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."



[Source: Wrecked Exotics]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Admit it, the purpose of this post was just to put this car on again?

      I want to be the first one to thank you for it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Easily within five days of the first delivery. Doesn't matter how expensive it is, the people who buy performance cars (SS Camaros, Z06s, Gallardos, et. al.) always put 'em in the hedges and ditches within days.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It is actully a good example, in my area, insurance is higher on the ZO6 (previous gen) then the SS because so many people race and wreck their Camaros, whereas Corvette owners are a little more careful... ;-) LOL!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I say the first one gets totaled on the delivery truck by a wayward Hyundai.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not sure what date it will be, but somewhere in eastern europe would be my guess as the location of said crash.
      • 5 Years Ago
      9/9/2010

      I have a little faith in the buyers, I'm just waiting for one of the children to take it on a joyride.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just wondering if there will be a sudden rise in hit-and-runs on 458s coinciding with the days people bet on?
      • 5 Years Ago
      What I want to know is what was the most expensive or exotic vehicle traded in under C4C complete with pictures.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Surely the first wreck will involve a Volvo...in Monaco...LOL.

      http://www.carnorama.com
      • 5 Years Ago
      Might not even make it past the media tests. Car and Driver wrecked a 599 on their first road test. I think that was before anyone took delivery.
      • 5 Years Ago
      9/14/2009
      • 5 Years Ago
      If I happen to be in Frankfurt at the time of the autoshow I'm definitely showing up there with a bat in one hand and a digi cam in the other :) haha
      • 5 Years Ago
      *Camaro - DAMN lack of an edit button.
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