The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta packs a whole hell of a lot of power. This Italian supercar boasts a 6.3-liter V12 engine that churns out 509 lb-ft (690 Nm) of torque and around 730 horsepower on its back wheels that will take you from 0-62 MPH in roughly 3.1 seconds. Truth be told, that's more power than your average driver can handle.
Now, as the saying goes: With great power comes great responsibility. Unfortunately for the clearly inexperienced driver in the above video, he wasn't nearly responsible enough to handle what the F12 was working with and ended up seriously paying for it. In this dashcam footage from out of China, we see the ill-fated driver floor the throttle when he shouldn't have, causing him to slam into not one, but two highway barriers. Talk about a ridiculously expensive "whoops" moment.
I hate to be that guy, but this dude (hopefully he didn't get seriously injured in the crash) kind of got what was coming to him, especially when you consider the circumstances. I mean, he's weaving through traffic at high speeds on wet roads in a RWD beast of a car. What did he think would happen? He probably didn't even have the traction control switched on. Come on, man! Be better than that!
It always hurts a little bit to see incompetent drivers epically wreck expensive cars, and, as you've probably seen here a time or two before, it happens way too often.
So, this next song is for all the expensive cars out there -- be they supercars, luxury cars, or classic cars -- that have been destroyed due to boneheaded decisions from drivers who don't deserve them. Try not to tear up during this one.
This post was originally published on July 2, 2019.