One of the first reported LaFerrari crashes occurred in Budapest, Hungary this morning. The hybrid hypercar appears to have smashed into the back of three parked cars on a residential street. The LaFerrari was reportedly wearing Slovakian plates, although conflicting reports suggest that the driver was Italian.
The accident appears to be the fourth LaFerrari crash, following another example in Shanghai, Monaco and an early prototype in Italy. Whilst the damage looks minimal, it will likely prove expensive for whoever fits the bill. The front right wheel arch has sustained heavy damage, exposing some serious-looking wiring. Fortunately it doesn’t look as though the suspension has taken as much of a hit, yet body panels are quite expensive!
The LaFerrari driver reportedly told news sources that he had just driven out of the parking garage. The accident appears to have been caused by cold tires, although official investiagtions will later confirm this.
As a brief reminder, the LaFerrari is the most technically advanced road car Ferrari has ever made. It features a hybrid drivetrain coupling a 6.3-litre V12 engine works with an electric motor. The V12 has an output of 789 hp and 700 Nm, while the electric motor generates 161 hp. With a total of 950 hp and over 900 Nm of torque heading to the rear wheels, 0-100 km/h is possible in less than 3 seconds, 0-300 km/h in 15 seconds and the top speed is in excess of 350 km/h.