Supercars are not for everyone. Especially the modified ones, such as the 488 Track version. A sudden acceleration in a straight line caused the rear axle to skid and the driver lost control. A Ferrari accident filmed from the back of the car.
The typical scenario: you are preparing to show everyone how fast your car is accelerating. So you lower the pedal, hold the steering wheel tightly and, eventually, prepare for small steering corrections, if you have propulsion on your back. But do not expect that, in a straight line, on land, the car will start to “dance” widely.
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In fact… In this case, the scenario is atypical. You have 720 hp. You know that your car reaches one hundred in 2.85 seconds and 200 km / h in 7.6 s, before stopping from accelerating at 340 km / h. You know that all 770 Nm is crammed on the rear axle, so you expect it to tighten. It probably ate you under the tail to disable ESP as well. The result: you no longer hold the steering wheel tightly, but prepare for extensive corrections. You don’t put the pedal down anymore, you play with it. This was not the case in the present situation either. The driver lost his temper and ended up in the green space.
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I understand how 720 hp feels on the road, since I drove the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera in the rain. You can read the impressions in the current edition of Auto Expert magazine. Simply, and in the most domestic setting, GT, the car starts from the back in 4th gear, at 100 km / h and 2000 rpm, with ESP activated and without downshifting. That’s right, DBS develops 900 Nm at that speed, while 488 Pista develops the maximum torque of 770 Nm at 3000 rpm. But when you turn the accelerator and the gearbox downshifts, as was the case here, you go up to the maximum power speed, and the reaction becomes, clearly, even more violent.
It’s not the first accident involving a 488 Track. Last year, in the midst of a pandemic, the rapper Swarmz offered a copy of 280,000 euros in a double-decker bus in central London.