Watch An Overconfident Driver Crash A Rented Ferrari 458 Italia

There’s nothing fun about crashing a car but it’s hard to imagine anything worse than crashing a rented Ferrari and having it captured on film. Unfortunately for one overconfident driver in the U.S., that’s exactly what happened.

The 26-year-old rented the Italian exotic from Pure Adrenalin in Colorado and in the dashcam footage, can be seen driving the 458 Italia behind a Lamborghini Gallardo.

During the clip, the driver explores some of the performance offered by the mid-engined V8 supercar much to the concern of his female passenger.

As the driver lets loose in the 458 heading towards a tight left-hand bend, the passenger can be heard screaming “Oh my god, oh my god, THAT’S REALLY FAST.” A split second later, the 458 has crashed into a guardrail causing serious damage to the front end and passenger side.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the crash and despite the driver’s initial concern that he may have lost has license after the wreck, he was let off with nothing more than a careless driving fine.

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  • When Youth Goes Awry

    I feel for the guy, BUT did he have any real track time to actually learn about driving automobiles of this capacity?

    • Rick Alexander

      I fail to see how track time would have helped in this situation. He’s obviously extremely inexperienced. The Ferrari 458 is an extremely forgiving car, and very easy to drive fast, in the hands of an experienced driver. That wasn’t that deep of a bend. It sounds like he dropped a gear mid corner, when he realized he was entering the bend too fast. He obviously went in too hot, panicked, and hit the guardrail. Drive the car to your potential. He’s lucky there was a guardrail to stop him from going over the edge. That should’ve been a relatively easy turn to navigate, in a car like the 458. He could’ve been killed, and he could have killed the passenger. These companies should have more stringent guidelines, which test driver ability, put in place, before allowing novices to drive such powerful cars on public roads.

      • When Youth Goes Awry

        Track time would have aided in gaining the necessary experience.

        • Tumbi Mtika

          Your name is very on topic.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        I agree, but you are kind of making his point for him.

        • Rick Alexander

          Actually I’m not. Track time does not necessarily translate to driving a high powered car on the street. Unless that track time includes safety tips while on the street. I’m sure it would have helped, I’ll give you that. But his decision to drive beyond his ability, would have still ended in an accident. Track time or not.

          • Tumbi Mtika

            Fair enough.

  • Blanka Li

    Why do 90% of supercar drivers lack any sense of reality?

    • I’mCallingYouOut

      He’s a rent-a-supercar driver.

  • Ineed911

    Proud moment – showing the world that you lack the funds to purchase this beautiful machine as well as the skill to drive it.

    • Cameron

      Maybe he wanted to rent one before he bought one? Derp

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Of course it’s rented.

  • Stemider

    No front airbags?

    • Alex Bruce

      Every airbag deployed except the driver-side curtain

  • SteersUright

    Anyone could crash a car like that on twisty roads. Just don’t know why you’d make and release a video of yourself doing it.

  • BlackPegasus

    Youth is wasted on the young.