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F40 Crash

Not a lot is known about this crash. The F40 you see here was wrecked in Houston at the crazy, construction-heavy I-610/I-290 interchange.

A tipster told Jalopnik the driver was going too fast when he lost control and crashed into a building.
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-18-2011, 01:32 PM
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too bad

well..,thats not the way i wana see an F40...i wonder if it can be repaired,..
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Looks very easily repairable, technically. All it takes is money.
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Looks very easily repairable, technically. All it takes is money.
+1, damage does not look too bad.
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Could have definitely been a lot worse....




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If I were the unfortunate owner, I would be devastated with my heart down there next to my toes,...then comes anger for the stupidity. Supposedly, you bestow trust in these shops, and you end up with this. Jimmy
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That story just makes me sick, I can't even imagine how the owner feels
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I am not sure how insurance can make this up to the owner.....if he bought the car from new, this would be a hard pill to swallow. If this were my car, I would probably want a replacement car over the cash. I feel for the owner and hope it all works out for the best.
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The report can not be correct, it references the tub being cracked hence the car being declared a total loss. The F40 is CF panels over a steel chassis, there is no tub to crack.
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Because the F40s tub is cracked the car is being treated as a total loss.
Boxer summed it up above.

Wonder who the mechanic was. Working on an F40 takes some serious knowledge of Ferraris. Driving the car and wrecking it could mean the end of your career and reputation (assuming Jalopnik has the facts right)
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That's for sure Andrew.
I certainly hope that the car is not a write off and that it can be properly repaired.
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That's for sure Andrew.
I certainly hope that the car is not a write off and that it can be properly repaired.
I have seen far worse off F40s be repaired. It is just a question of desire and money.

For example: http://www.mototechnique.com/crashedexotics.html

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I have seen far worse off F40s be repaired. It is just a question of desire and money.

For example: Don't open !!!
That F40 in your link definitely looks far worse than the recent Houston incident.
But I still feel for the owner, especially that he purchased his car new (just from what I have been reading), that it is an F40 and that he was not the one that crashed it.
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Boxer summed it up above.

Wonder who the mechanic was. Working on an F40 takes some serious knowledge of Ferraris. Driving the car and wrecking it could mean the end of your career and reputation (assuming Jalopnik has the facts right)
Perhaps one of the underlings at the mechanic's shop? (Assuming the facts line up, also)
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