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Hypercar Lovers, Avert Your Eyes: Ferrari LaFerrari Crashes in China

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 5/1/2015 Alex Nishimoto
Hypercar Lovers, Avert Your Eyes: Ferrari LaFerrari Crashes in China

We die a little inside whenever we see a million-dollar car reduced to scrap, but for whatever reason we can't look away. Such is the case with this Ferrari LaFerrari, which crashed in Shanghai earlier this week.

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CarNewsChina reports that the accident occurred on a highway overpass during a thunderstorm. The driver lost control of the car and slammed into a barrier, causing the damage you see here. No one was hurt in the accident, but we can't say the same for the driver's wallet. The hybrid hypercar cost roughly $1.4 million when new, and is extremely rare with only 499 copies built. CarNewsChina reports this car is one of only seven known to exist in the Asian country. As we can see in these images, courtesy of Wrecked Exotics, the damage to the front is extensive, and the rear driver-side wheel is also more than a bit worse for wear. To say the least, that's not going to buff out.

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The Ferrari LaFerrari is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V-12 aided by an electric motor, which together deliver a combined 950 hp to the rear wheels. The La Ferrari is undoubtedly an impressive machine, but this accident proves that even the best from Maranello isn't impervious to heavy rain. The driver involved in the crash reportedly also owns a McLaren P1. Here's hoping he doesn't wreck that one too.

Source: CarNewsChina, Wrecked Exotics

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