24-year-old crashes $3.2 million Ferrari F40

24-year-old crashes $3.2 million Ferrari F40

A Ferrari F40 had an unfortunate encounter with a wall in the Engelberg tunnel in Germany on Sunday morning. A 24-year-old luxury dealership employee crashed the car on his way to a car show, ripping the entire front end off the car after colliding from both sides of the tunnel.

The accident occurred on April 21 around 8 a.m. near Stuttgart, about 18 kilometers from Motorworld in Böblingen. A police spokesperson said Picture that it is unclear whether excessive speed or a technical fault caused the accident. Emergency services quickly arrived on scene and took the driver to hospital for evaluation.

Mechatronik spokesperson Pascal Stephen told the publication that the driver was not injured in the accident. However, a report from SWR Aktuell disputed this claim, saying the driver was injured in the accident, but did not give the extent of his injuries.

A March 15 Facebook post from Mechatronik announced the car’s arrival at the luxury dealership, touting its extensive service and ownership history. It’s no longer listed for sale on the company’s website, where it was originally listed for $3.2 million with 13,110 miles on the odometer. Engine1 contacted Mechatronik for more information on the accident and the future of the car. We will be sure to update this article when we receive a response.

The crash appears to have only significantly damaged the front of the car, tearing off the hood. It looks like someone took everything off and put it on the ground next to the Ferrari. The front bumper is also missing and Stephan believes most of the damage is to the bodywork, which should be repairable. Hopefully the front suspension escaped the accident unscathed. The car is too rare and too valuable to be scrapped.

The Ferrari F40, which debuted in 1987 to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary, was the last car personally approved by Enzo Ferrari. The automaker only built 1,315, and it’s unclear how many are left today, according to Stephan, who called the F40 Enzo “the last great masterpiece.” It went on sale with a 471-horsepower 2.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine and a five-speed manual gearbox, the only transmission available.

Main photo credit: Andreas Rometsch/photo-alliance/dpa/AP Images



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