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Italian man in Ferrari narrowly avoids head-on collision during test drive

May 12th, 2021

Who wouldn’t want the chance to drive a Ferrari?

Driving a supercar like a Ferrari is no joking matter, and if you’re not used to driving a car with so much power it can quickly become disastrous if you aren’t careful. Just ask this guy, who almost had the most expensive test drive ever when he came extremely close to crashing one.

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Money aside, he could have seriously hurt someone!

When this man took a Ferrari F430 out for a test drive, he never expected to have his life flash before his eyes but that’s exactly what happened.

Can you afford to crash a Ferrari? Probably not, but don’t feel bad, this is the case for the majority of the world. For the guy in this video, that almost became a reality when he nearly totaled a Ferrari F430 during a terrifying test drive.

According to cars.com, one 2009 Ferrari F430 would cost you anywhere from $189,000 to approximately 410,000, so it goes without saying that crashing one would be a financial nightmare.

Even worse, if you’re not careful with a car with that much horsepower you could easily kill yourself, or someone else.

YouTube channel This Is Happening posted the scary test drive to their page and it went viral.

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At the start of the video, the test drive is going great but quickly takes a turn for the worst when a minivan pulls out in front of the driver in the Ferrari F430. You can sense the fear as he rapidly approaches the back of the minivan, but thanks to quick reactions and Ferrari’s superior handing, he manages to make it around it unscathed.

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Like a professional driver, he maneuvers around the minivan swerving back into his lane after almost hitting another car head-on.

Once he’s safely back into his lane, he puts his hand on his forehead in disbelief of what just almost happened. He had a close call, but some people have actually wrecked Ferraris after underestimating their power.

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Remember when Eddie Griffin crashed a Ferrari Enzo? We sure do, luckily he wasn’t going as fast as the man in this video or it could have been catastrophic.

In March of 2007, Griffin was practicing for an upcoming charity race to promote the movie Redline when disaster struck. The model he was driving was a rare Ferrari Enzo that was estimated to be worth approximately 1.5 million dollars.

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After totaling the expensive sports car, Griffin could be seen uninjured, and staring in shock at what he had just done.

Believe it or not, he’s not the only celebrity to crash extremely pricey sports cars.

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There’s a long list of celebrities who have wrecked expensive super cars.

From James Dean to Ozzy Osborne, Mel Gibson, and a whole bunch of professional athletes, you might be surprised how many celebrities have wrecked their high-priced sports cars.

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Even soccer star, Cristiano Ronaldo crashed his Ferrari 599 back in 2009 after hitting a road barrier. Luckily for him, he walked away uninjured thanks to Ferrari’s safety measures.

So what have we learned today? For one, Ferrari’s are crazy expensive and have been crashed by more than a few celebrities. Also, judging by the video of this man almost wrecking a Ferrari F430, they have terrific handling and response time.

To see this Ferrari test drive nearly turn into an expensive mistake, just watch the video below!

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Source: YouTube, Instagram, ESPN, Complex, Cars.com

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