The crash happened just before 1 am local time today on the Mitchell Freeway at Padbury. While the exact cause of the crash isn’t known, the driver lost control of the supercar and ultimately slid up an embankment to the side of the freeway stopping just short of a massive tree.
Some fairly serious damage has been sustained to the front end of the car with further damage inevitably caused to the smooth underside of the 430 Scuderia. Local police confirmed that they are not investigating the crash to see if the driver was speeding at the time.
The Ferrari 430 Scuderia is of course the track-focused variant of the Ferrari F430 which was replaced some years ago by the 458 Italia. It was initially launched by Michael Schumacher at the Frankfurt Auto Show 2007 and features an upgraded version of the F430’s 4.3-litre V8 engine. It consequently produces an impressive 505 hp at 8250 rpm and tips the scales at 100 kg less than the standard car. It also receives an improved semi-automatic transmission which can perform gearshifts in just 60 milliseconds – a feat very impressive for a single clutch gearbox.
[Via Herald Sun]