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430 Scuderia Crash on Autobahn

A 41-year-old driver of a Ferrari 430 Scuderia wrecked his prancing horse on the Autobahn A9 towards Berlin on Saturday afternoon at about 15:30 local time. Near junction Pegnitz he lost control of the Italian sports car while driving at high speed on a wet road.

He did not manage to stabilize the Ferrari and crashed into the guardrail. The driver was uninjured, but his 17-year-old son in the passenger seat suffered a small hand injury.
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post #2 of 42 Old 11-28-2011, 11:32 AM
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He banged it up pretty good. Goes to show how safe modern cars are.

I never cease to be amazed at how fast the Germans drive on wet roads but their habits have brought us the best all weather cars.
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Not pretty. To walk away from that, I'd be very thankful.

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Incredible they both are fine - good job Ferrari!
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I'm wondering how he lost control of his car on such a good condition 3 lane straight line on a calmer weekend day.
Aquaplanning? RHS front tire burst? Bypassing at the last moment?
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A friend put his 360 Spider airborne into a couple of trees two years ago. Car broke into 3 pieces. All he and the passenger had were a couple of scrapes.
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A terrible but great story

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Simply unbelievable. I've seen fatalities with less (outer) damage to the car.
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God was certainly looking after them for them to not have any serious injuries from a crash like that. That's an absolute miracle!

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then there is the famous enzo wreck in cali... and the enzo wreck in nevada?

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Guys, on the picture of the Scud, look at the "star-shaped" remains of the right side front wheel, like razor sharp cut apart.......uhh.
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Guys, on the picture of the Scud, look at the "star-shaped" remains of the right side front wheel, like razor sharp cut apart.......uhh.
That's why I was suspecting a tire burst at high speed because the RHS front didn't receive any direct impact as it looks like. The guys must have seen their live stories scrolling in front of their eyes durant these seconds of the accident. Good the car remained on it's wheels and the guys had their seatbelts fasten. The sport seats saved their lifes.
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I am sure that both of them are gratefull.
Good job on Ferrari for building a car that can hold it together at a critical event such as this.
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They do build them strongly:


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That's why I was suspecting a tire burst at high speed because the RHS front didn't receive any direct impact as it looks like. The guys must have seen their live stories scrolling in front of their eyes durant these seconds of the accident. Good the car remained on it's wheels and the guys had their seatbelts fasten. The sport seats saved their lifes.


I am not so sure it remained on its wheels so much as it ended up on its wheels.
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One more crashed in Germany A45 Motorway

Another one crashed yesterday on a German motorway nearby Frankfurt...

He had his car only since 3 months. Seems that he pulled over well too fast, went into a separation bank and turned over. The driver was trapped inside and had to be freed with the help of heavy rescue teams. Fortunately, the driver was fine and got only minor injures.

How many Scud's left in Europe?

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Another one crashed yesterday on a German motorway nearby Frankfurt...

He had his car only since 3 months. Seems that he pulled over well too fast, went into a separation bank and turned over. The driver was trapped inside and had to be freed with the help of heavy rescue teams. Fortunately, the driver was fine and got only minor injures.

How many Scud's left in Europe?

Article in German : NewsWire by anc-news.de and video : http://www.anc-news.de/newswire/video/ferrari_web.wmv
Very sad to see these incidents happen so often, but at the same time cannot help but wonder the imbalance between the drivers' competency versus the awesome potentials of these exotics. w/ smiles Jimmy

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Another one crashed yesterday on a German motorway nearby Frankfurt...

He had his car only since 3 months. Seems that he pulled over well too fast, went into a separation bank and turned over. The driver was trapped inside and had to be freed with the help of heavy rescue teams. Fortunately, the driver was fine and got only minor injures.

How many Scud's left in Europe?

Article in German : NewsWire by anc-news.de and video : http://www.anc-news.de/newswire/video/ferrari_web.wmv
FYI - there was a recall on Pirelli tires that were supplied on Scuds and a few other Ferrari's.
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FYI - there was a recall on Pirelli tires that were supplied on Scuds and a few other Ferrari's.
Doug, you're right, I remember this very well. It's funny you're mentionning this because that's exactly what I had in my mind when seeing both accidents and the exact same condition of the RHS front wheel. Although, if I remember well, wasn't the PZero Rosso tire issue only the rear tires?
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