Driver hires 220mph Ferrari 458 for wedding day… you know what happens next!

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Ferrari 458 Italia Crash

 

 

Crash. Bang. Wallop! This is what happens if you rent a £210,000 Ferrari supercar and think that you can drive it in the same way as a regular road car. The three car incident took place at 7pm in Luton, Bedfordshire last Sunday and resulted in the 458 Italia being written off after colliding heavily with a wall and two other vehicles; a Vauxhall Astra and a VW Passat.

 

It took all of three minutes for the assessors to write off the 64-plate supercar which had just 4,600 miles on the clock. Whilst the driver remains unidentified it has been discovered that the Ferrari had been booked for the weekend for a wedding from car hire company Prestige Lifestyle. The driver had paid a £5,000 deposit and an £850 a day hire fee per day.

 

This incident raises the issue of hiring a supercar when it is likely that the driver has never driven or experienced something as powerful before. We are big fans of track day experiences and believe these to be a more enjoyable (and safer) experience that doesn’t jeopardise fellow road user’s safety as in this case.

 

Ferrari 458 Italia Crash (front) #Trents

Credit: SWNS

 

It looks like it will one very expensive wedding as the deposit will likely cover only cosmetic damage and not ploughing it into a wall…

 

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