Ferrari F430 blows tire and damages rear quarter panel in the process
High-speed driving always invites danger and unfortunately for this poor fellow, his Ferrari F430 ended up paying a steep price for his joyride.
Driving at speeds of over 180 mph in his F430, the man was probably feeling the wind slamming into his face, not a car in the world. Just as he was on the verge of feeling invincible, a sharp crack woke him up from his daydream and sensing that something was terribly wrong, immediately started slowing down. Unfortunately for him, the damage had already been done.
At around 120 mph, the F430’s right rear tire exploded and, mind you, this wasn’t a standard blowout because as soon as tire burst, it ended up completely destroying the F430’s rear quarter panel.
Now, tire blowouts normally don’t do this type of damage to a car but then again, cars running at over 180 mph are probably stretching the limits of their tires a little too thin. Thankfully – and we’re saying this relative to the alternative – it wasn’t any of the front tires that blew out because if that would’ve happened, it would’ve been a lot worse for the driver and his ride.
Source: Wrecked Exotics