Video: Ferrari 458 Italia experiences the true meaning of "horsepower"

For a company that prides itself on having cars with insane amounts of horsepower, not to mention having a horse on their world famous logo, we couldn’t help but smell at the irony after watching this video.

The scene is Shanghai, China and what looks like just another regular day turned bizarre after a Ferrari 458 Italia was kicked in the side bumper by...wait for it...a horse.

Apparently, the 458 Italia and the Lamborghini Aventador behind it were taking a lovely cruise on a street near the Shanghai World Expo Center when it came across a local horse riding club. One of the horses that was near the 458 Italia inexplicably walked towards it, turned its back, and delivered a walloping kick to the Italian super car. Reason being? Nobody knows.

Fortunately, the damage was limited to some dents and scratches, which should keep the repair tab from skyrocketing through the roof. At the very least, the unfortunate owner of the 458 Italia will have a pretty interesting story to tell about his super car’s brush with an actual horse.

"How’d you get that ding on the 458 Italia?"

"It was kicked by a horse."

True story, indeed.

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Source: You Tube

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4 comments:

  (347) posted on 06.13.2012

Are you sure this isn’t a stunt or something?

  (592) posted on 06.11.2012

Oh my gosh, what did just happen there?! Haha, the horse surely did make it clear what a horsepower is.

  (797) posted on 06.8.2012

LOL! That was funny, to be honest; it seems like horsey doesn’t like to be outdone when it comes to powering and speed, thus, it was jealous!

  (19) posted on 06.7.2012

Next up, horse gets shot in the middle of the street. Back to you, Ted.

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