Ditched Ferrari

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Chestrockwell

2,015 posts

104 months

Sunday 6th October
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Sammo123 said:
Funnily enough my Daughter and I were just driving down the A3 in Surrey from Guildford to Tolworth and there was a Ferrari (possibly a 456) smashed to pieces on the opposite carriageway. We’d driven that way about an hour before and aquaplaned at that exact spot so I can only imagine the same happened for them but they didn’t catch it!
I saw that today! I drove in the direction of the Ferrari and there was a lot of standing water and the road suddenly become wet as the rain was patchy. I slowed right down and made it to Guildford safely, the way back I see a dark blue 456 written off wrong side of the road, it wasn’t at the part where there was a lot of standing water though, not sure what happened or how it could of happened.


Evolved

2,302 posts

134 months

Sunday 6th October
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Cold said:
80quattro said:
Crazy4557 said:
Next time I'm looking at a used car I won't check it's MOT history on line that helps as an indication of the mileage history, whether it's been looked after by previous owners judging by the reasons for any failures or if I want to know more about a particular car for whatever reason. For me it has a use for when I want to look at it. If you find it weird then so be it but there's no reason to make stupid childish comments so wind your neck in.
Where did you see the Ferrari advertised ?
Copart.
laugh

Wacky Racer

31,840 posts

194 months

Sunday 6th October
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m3jappa said:
And this is why even after all these years i still read pistonheads daily.

Its the only place i know of where someone posts pictures of a crashed car and within a handful of posts you've got people doing pictures of mugs, t-shirts and whatever else there is that I'm sure will come by the next time i look on here hehe
I love PH laugh

The Mad Monk

5,836 posts

64 months

Sunday 6th October
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frayz said:
Ooops, as long as the occupants are okay and nobody got hurt.
And what will you do about it if they were (or weren't)?

The Li-ion King

1,154 posts

11 months

Sunday 6th October
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Steamer said:
Amazing! - This thread has actually illustrated perfectly how quickly things can get derailed..

.. as quickly as..ummm... a ditch-seeking Ferrari in the wet idea
rofl

cossers

1,753 posts

87 months

Sunday 6th October
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The Mad Monk said:
frayz said:
Ooops, as long as the occupants are okay and nobody got hurt.
And what will you do about it if they were (or weren't)?
Ffs

Roo

11,375 posts

154 months

Sunday 6th October
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Gameface said:
Have a look at my garage.

Mug.
I looked.

There's nothing there.


BlackLabel

12,468 posts

70 months

Sunday 6th October
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m3jappa said:
And this is why even after all these years i still read pistonheads daily.

Its the only place i know of where someone posts pictures of a crashed car and within a handful of posts you've got people doing pictures of mugs, t-shirts and whatever else there is that I'm sure will come by the next time i look on here hehe
yeshehe

ericmcn

1,797 posts

44 months

Sunday 6th October
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av185 said:
So a mid engined car is easier to 'lose' than a front or rear engined car.

Riiight. rolleyes
Is that Ferrari AWD? Thought not, so its silly of the owners to go bat out of hell in weather like that, there was only ever going to be one outcome. I recall a BMW also going out of control on the M25 or something and posting up on here, again RWD + Wet = Not good

Cold

7,675 posts

37 months

Sunday 6th October
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ericmcn said:
Is that Ferrari AWD? Thought not, so its silly of the owners to go bat out of hell in weather like that, there was only ever going to be one outcome. I recall a BMW also going out of control on the M25 or something and posting up on here, again RWD + Wet = Not good
Bat out of Hell? At what speed would you estimate it was travelling when you witnessed the incident?

DAVEVO9

3,062 posts

214 months

Sunday 6th October
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Gameface said:
Because he's one of those weirdos that checks a cars history if they can see the numberplate.
I think you're probably the weird one. I bet the % of people on here do exactly that.

OzzyR1

3,975 posts

179 months

Monday 7th October
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If that kerb height in the OP is anything to go by, there's some costly front end damage on that not visible in the photo.

OzzyR1

3,975 posts

179 months

Monday 7th October
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Cold said:
ericmcn said:
Is that Ferrari AWD? Thought not, so its silly of the owners to go bat out of hell in weather like that, there was only ever going to be one outcome. I recall a BMW also going out of control on the M25 or something and posting up on here, again RWD + Wet = Not good
Bat out of Hell? At what speed would you estimate it was travelling when you witnessed the incident?
I wouldn't say he was going "bat out of hell" speed either, if that was the case, we'd probably be looking at a hole in the hedge & the car in a field.


mwstewart

5,608 posts

135 months

Monday 7th October
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Why take a photo of someone else's misfortune?

I'm also of the opinion that it's a bit weird to look up the details of another person's car in a non-sale scenario.

Raygun

2,892 posts

67 months

Monday 7th October
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mwstewart said:
I'm also of the opinion that it's a bit weird to look up the details of another person's car in a non-sale scenario.
Very weird. He's probably a traffic warden.

SidewaysSi

5,966 posts

181 months

Monday 7th October
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ericmcn said:
av185 said:
So a mid engined car is easier to 'lose' than a front or rear engined car.

Riiight. rolleyes
Is that Ferrari AWD? Thought not, so its silly of the owners to go bat out of hell in weather like that, there was only ever going to be one outcome. I recall a BMW also going out of control on the M25 or something and posting up on here, again RWD + Wet = Not good
Pity the poor guy. Has a Ferrari when he really should have bought a Subaru Legacy eh?

Zarco

12,608 posts

156 months

Monday 7th October
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ericmcn said:
av185 said:
So a mid engined car is easier to 'lose' than a front or rear engined car.

Riiight. rolleyes
Is that Ferrari AWD? Thought not, so its silly of the owners to go bat out of hell in weather like that, there was only ever going to be one outcome. I recall a BMW also going out of control on the M25 or something and posting up on here, again RWD + Wet = Not good
I'm sure you know this Eric, but 4WD does not prevent aquaplaning.

yonex

15,491 posts

115 months

Monday 7th October
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ericmcn said:
Is that Ferrari AWD? Thought not, so its silly of the owners to go bat out of hell in weather like that, there was only ever going to be one outcome. I recall a BMW also going out of control on the M25 or something and posting up on here, again RWD + Wet = Not good
Surprised you didn’t get it on camera.

Shermanator

406 posts

22 months

Monday 7th October
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ericmcn said:
Is that Ferrari AWD? Thought not, so its silly of the owners to go bat out of hell in weather like that, there was only ever going to be one outcome. I recall a BMW also going out of control on the M25 or something and posting up on here, again RWD + Wet = Not good
Now I am in no way shape or form an expert but surely what wheels are driven is of no use in this particular scenario?

Considering it is a straight road (as said by the OP) and wet it can probably be safely assumed that the Ferrari aquaplaned. My understanding of aquaplaning is the car rides up to the top of the standing water in the same way a hydrofoil boat would (very simplistic way of describing it, I know) and thus has no grip and the driver loses control. In which case I can't see how 4/AWD would have stopped it happening, please enlighten me Eric.

Oh and before you accuse me of being a BMW fanboy/owner I'm not, I own a Citroen C1 and an MGB GT. I also really like your Legacy, I'm just getting royally fed up of you screaming about how everything but your Legacy is crap (in particular BMWs).

Edit: Beaten to it by Zarco!

Edited by Shermanator on Monday 7th October 07:13

TobyPS

5 posts

3 months

Monday 7th October
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Aquaplane speed is mostly function of tyre pressure. The predicted speed is calculated by:

9 x (square root of tyre pressure in psi)

So for 40psi it's about 57mph.

Empirical formula so based on observations by NASA.