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Germany, 1 May, 5.17am, puncture at 300km/h on Autobahn, driver and wife well
Reifenplatzer bei Tempo 300! - Ferrari nur noch ein Haufen Schrott - News Inland - Bild.de
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Wow !

By "driver and wife well" does that mean they survived, or well you guessed it ?
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alive and well, just a tiny injury on the driver's left hand...I understand they didn't even need to stay in hospital
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It says they were able to walk away from the accident. A major miracle and testament to the toughness of the Scud.

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Holy crap!!!!!
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Hats off to the engineers in Modena. Very impressive. I bet that's years of F1 paying off. Still, a minor miracle that it wasn't worse.

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Germany, 1 May, 5.17am, puncture at 300km/h on Autobahn, driver and wife well
Reifenplatzer bei Tempo 300! - Ferrari nur noch ein Haufen Schrott - News Inland - Bild.de
That is not going to buff out.

I have a friend who out his 360 Spider into a tree, car split into 3 sections and he walked away with a bruise on his forehead.

Ferrari builds amazingly safe solid cars these days.
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Impressive how you can get out alive from such a wrecked car! I hope that the root cause of this accident was not a tire problem...
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Guys , let this be a good time to remind us all to drive slowly!!!!
300 kms is just outrageous!

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I know the guy. He is fine, his wife only lost one of her shoes, one heel broke apart...
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Impressive how you can get out alive from such a wrecked car! I hope that the root cause of this accident was not a tire problem...
As descripted by the article, it was a tire problem
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his wife only lost one of her shoes, one heel broke apart...
Is it a total loss, along with the car?
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unreal...

in all seriousness, Princess Di should have driven one on her last ride. glad no serious injuries here. Is the regular F430 chassis the same specs and design?
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I know the guy. He is fine, his wife only lost one of her shoes, one heel broke apart...
You know this guy? What was the brand tires he had on his car????

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...looks like a Pirelli

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...looks like a Pirelli

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If it was I'm changing mine...heard a lot of negative things about the Pzero's and I'm not gonna take the chance....

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If it was I'm changing mine...heard a lot of negative things about the Pzero's and I'm not gonna take the chance....
Lets not get too hasty here. We don't know the full story, for all we know there was a puncture in the tire and at 300km/hr a puncture can easily cause any tire to fail esp. under such load.

With that said, I definitely prefer Michelin Pilot Sports over the PZeros. Pirelli make great tires, the compound characteristics are just different, as are all tire brands.
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No worries, I'm not being too hasty....there's a lot of discussion going on about Pirelli's...

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Jeroen- There are so many versions of P Zeros, it is difficult to separate the good ones from the bad ones. Since this was a Scuderia, she had P Zero Corsas, the DOT legal competition tires, which wear rapidly and probably are not as good about absorbing a hit from something on the road. A real puncture at those speeds is dangerous regardless of tire type, and this Euro Scud may not have had the TPMS system for a puncture warning. TPMS does not react that quickly in many cases, at any rate.

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Jeroen- There are so many versions of P Zeros, it is difficult to separate the good ones from the bad ones. Since this was a Scuderia, she had P Zero Corsas, the DOT legal competition tires, which wear rapidly and probably are not as good about absorbing a hit from something on the road. A real puncture at those speeds is dangerous regardless of tire type, and this Euro Scud may not have had the TPMS system for a puncture warning. TPMS does not react that quickly in many cases, at any rate.
Thanks for pointing that out, Terry. I think we all realize that at such speeds there is always a risk regardless of the brand, however, it seems that the Pzero's cause more problems then the Michelins. I was going to change them anyway this season so might as well do it before FLED. Maybe you recall that I bought the wheels together with the Pirelli's last year. Do you know if they already make the Super Sports in my tire size? If not, I'm going for the pilot sports.

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