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Ferrari FF crash – Click above to watch video after the jump

This is why we can't have nice things, CAR Magazine. Ferrari recently hosted a passel of journalists from around the globe in Italy to fully introduce the company's new FF to the world. You know, the sexy-as-sin shooting brake with a European price tag of £230,000? Yeah, that Ferrari FF.

Jethro Bovingdon showed up to represent the CAR crowd, but ran into a bit of trouble while trying to work up a video monologue and pilot the obscenely expensive Italian supercar through some narrow country roadwork at the same time.

Shortly after announcing that he intended to demonstrate "just how committed to the throttle you can be on a very twisty narrow road that shouldn't suit this car," Bovingdon managed to bash the FF off of a curb. According to CAR, the damage was limited to both wheels on the passenger side. We're guessing the repairs likely cost more than the tester's fancy sunglasses, but not by much.

Hit the jump to check out the in-cabin video of the incident for yourself. Thanks for the tip, Throwback!

[Source: CAR Magazine]



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      • 3 Years Ago
      On second thought I just seen the picture of the bent rim and it seems more like a curb.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I guess this makes two journalists off the Ferrari test list for 2011, so far...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Amazing how "commited to the throttle" you can be! Oh, hang on. Nevermind.
      • 3 Years Ago
      JAJAJJAAJJAAJAJ ...if you going to get a Station, the Subaru Outback should be better XD
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think its even funnier that CAR released the video. That's gonna look bad on the resume.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The most interesting thing here is the colour. In the snapshot of the video, it looks like a hideous dark green (hideous on this car at least), but then in parts of the video it looks navy blue and even completely black! Were there multiple FF's used (not including the silver one obviously)? Or is it some pearlescent paint job?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Already?!
      • 3 Years Ago
      So.... what is it about this Ferrari that shouldn't suit itself to "narrow, twisty roads"? I thought that that was the whole point of cars like this?
        • 3 Years Ago
        It's not like he lost control...the car still has 660hp and the traction control allows for some drifting, so if you mash the throttle you should fully expect the tail to come out a bit, 4WD or not. So yeah, keeping some distance from the curb would have been a good idea.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Guy's used to driving RHD (on the other side of the road), & is driving a LHD car on a tight road and, rather than the car going wide under throttle, he turned in tighter than he should have and clipped the inside of the (to him) "alien" off-side of the car on a curb that, apparently, appeared halfway around the previously-curbless turn.

        Perhaps drive the course beforehand and map out exactly what & where you're going to do something...
      • 3 Years Ago
      @The Driver,

      Please ensure you do not breed.
      • 3 Years Ago
      OK CAR (mag), ante up!..........Fork over the sheckles to mend that super expensive FF your so called automotive reporter "dinged".

      Not sure whether to laugh or cry..............

      Is there such a thing as a "crylaugh"?????
      • 3 Years Ago
      Waste of 2 minutes. Don't even watch the video. You don't see anything except for a girl crying.

      Perhaps Jethro shouldn't be looking at the camera so much and keep his eyes on the road.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just say there was a pothole too big to aviod.
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