• 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

Kirby Garlitos
Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
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  (1022) posted on 02.10.2010

Poor car. That much damage for a blowout eh. Hope he has insurance for his car. Since he can afford such expensive car I’m guessing that he did purchase an insurance as well.

  (477) posted on 01.18.2010

awtz.. imagine how much does it cost for a one tire of ferrari? and how much does it cost to repair the body? well i guess most expensive cars like this are insured... let your Insurance company handle it.

  (238) posted on 09.25.2009

it would be "right quarterpanel" instead of rear quarterpanel-Fenders in the front, quarterpanels in the rear... but that for that owner

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