The incident happened in the city of Wenling and, unfortunately for the woman, it was all captured on camera.
CCTV footage shows the driver lose control of the rear end in wet conditions. The Italian supercar can be seen fishtailing down the road before sliding through the central barricade separating lanes of traffic and hitting a white BMW X3 and a black Nissan sedan.
In a cruel twist of fate, she was recording herself behind the wheel just moments before the crash, saying “First time driving a Ferrari. This truly is the most amazing feeling.”
It may have been an “amazing feeling” for a few minutes, but it ended up in tears. The 458 sustained comprehensive damage to its front end and will require some serious money to be repaired, as damages include a destroyed front bumper and hood as well as the whole front left part of the chassis up to the A-pillar.
Sohu News speculates that the woman had turned off traction control prior to the crash.
If there’s anything worse than crashing your own car, it’s crashing one that doesn’t belong to you. What’s even worse is wrecking an expensive rental car and we get chills thinking about how much fixing it will cost. We don’t know the law about rentals in China, but we hope the 458 was comprehensively insured, or else the woman will have to fork out a huge amount in repairs.