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Rare Ferrari F40 ‘worth up to £2million’ is left a crumpled mess in Swiss supercar event

F-ING hell! Rare Ferrari F40 ‘worth up to £2million’ is left in a crumpled mess after crashing into a wall during a classic supercar event in the Swiss mountains

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The front of a classic Ferrari F40 hit a racing barrier in an expensive crash at a supercar event in the Swiss mountains as part of Ferrari’s 75th anniversary.

Neither the driver nor a female spectator near the accident site were injured when the Ferrari slipped out of control during the 2022 Kerenzerbergrennen hill race in Switzerland.

The precious fender bender has been attributed to ‘turbolag’, the time between applying the throttle and feeling the acceleration of a turbocharged engine.

A video of the aftermath of the crash showed the classic 90s limited-edition £2m supercar being lifted onto the back of a truck, the front of which was battered and crumpled.

Another video shows the car moving calmly down the mountain road and cornering at low speed, while a cacophony of screeching and screeching tires ushers in a loud bang as it disappears from view.

It has yet to be determined whether the car is a write-off, as most of the body was still intact. The bill for any repairs will be hefty, even more of a wealthy person, it is believed.

The classic 90s limited edition £2m supercar was lifted onto the back of a lorry, the front was battered and crumpled after crashing at a Swiss supercar event

The classic 90s limited edition £2m supercar was lifted onto the back of a lorry, the front was battered and crumpled after crashing at a Swiss supercar event

The crumpled front of the Ferrari F40

It is loaded on a truck and covered with tarpaulin

Another video shows the car moving calmly up the mountain road and cornering at low speed, while a cacophony of screeching and screeching tires heralds a loud bang as it disappears from view.

This is when the F40 approaches the corner where it apparently spiraled out of control and ran into a racing barrier

This is when the F40 approaches the corner where it apparently spiraled out of control and ran into a racing barrier

Neither the driver nor a female spectator near the accident site were injured when the Ferrari slipped out of control during the 2022 Kerenzerbergrennen hill race in Switzerland

Neither the driver nor a female spectator near the accident site were injured when the Ferrari slipped out of control during the 2022 Kerenzerbergrennen hill race in Switzerland

An ambulance that was part of the event organization rushed to the spot but was not needed.

The ill-fated F40 had joined a fleet of classic cars brought in by their proud owners for the ascent of the Kerenzerberg Race through the elegiac Swiss mountains in the canton of Glarus in the east of the country.

The event is loosely described as a race, but in reality it is more of a ‘traveling museum’ by its chairman, Peter Rufibach.

He told Swiss site 20 Min: ‘In the area where the accident happened, the track is anything but demanding’

‘The event is like a traveling museum. Some drive slower and others faster. In the area where the accident happened, the track is anything but demanding,” he continues.

About 15 private Ferrari owners had asked to participate in the mountain race - moderately challenging with 12 turns - as part of Ferrari's 75th anniversary in a straight line tandem, with adequate safety distance between each car

About 15 private Ferrari owners had asked to participate in the mountain race – moderately challenging with 12 turns – as part of Ferrari’s 75th anniversary in a straight line tandem, with adequate safety distance between each car

The ill-fated F40 had joined a fleet of classic cars brought back by their proud owners for the ascent of the Kerenzerberg race through the elegiac Swiss mountains in the canton of Glarus in the east of the country.

The ill-fated F40 had joined a fleet of classic cars brought back by their proud owners for the ascent of the Kerenzerberg race through the elegiac Swiss mountains in the canton of Glarus in the east of the country.

About 15 private Ferrari owners had asked to take part in the mountain race – fairly challenging with 12 turns – as part of Ferrari’s 75th anniversary in a straight line tandem, with adequate safety distance between each car.

With these conditions, it’s hard to know exactly why the luxury supercar crashed.

The F40 is powered by a 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 producing 471 PS (352 kW/478 hp) according to European specifications.

While that power is certainly enough to get you in trouble, it’s also been noted that 1980s turbo technology and the associated deceleration can get drivers in trouble by delivering a sudden torque surge they may not have expected.

Ferrari only made 1,315 copies of the F40 between 1987 and 1992. It came with a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that produced 471 horsepower.

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