It can happen to the best of us. You’re just lounging around one Friday afternoon and think to yourself, “you know what? I think I’ll take the Ferrari F40 for a spin.” As you do. Sadly, for this poor owner, Ferrari Friday was quite literally wrecked. It happened in Queensland, Australia and videos and photos of the crash quickly made the rounds on the internet.
The damage is extensive, and it looks like there isn’t a single body panel that was left intact. According to The Drive, the owner was taking the car on one final shakedown before putting the car up for sale the very next day. Apparently, it was the first time the car had been driven in five years, and old tires are probably part of the reason for the crash. Driving anything on old rubber is a bad idea, but the F40 is a notoriously tricky car to handle, especially when the 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 comes on boost. If there is a silver lining here, it’s that both the driver and passenger walked away from the crash unharmed. But the same can clearly not be said for the F40.
To make this big red pill even harder to swallow, some have reported that the F40 was uninsured at the time of the crash. That means that not only did this driver write off nearly $2 million USD worth of legendary Ferrari, but that the owner will also have to pay out of pocket to fix the damages—if he chooses to fix it at all. And as if all of that wasn’t enough, according to an Australian news outlet, the driver was issued a ticket for “not being in control of the vehicle.” That’s one helluva way to start your weekend.