Experience your daily dose of schadenfreude by watching this Ferrari F12 driver completely demolish his car on the highway.
Here we have a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Built between 2012 and 2017, Ferrari made roughly 4,500 of these high-powered, front-engined supercars and sold each for around $300,000 USD. They came equipped with Ferrari’s 6.3-L naturally-aspirated V12 engine with 730 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque. Power was routed to the rear wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, with a top speed of 211 mph.
It was a truly astonishing car in its day and remains popular among exotic car enthusiasts despite the arrival of its replacement, the 812 Superfast. Ferrari still occasionally builds one-off versions of the F12 for special customers.
This particular F12 doesn’t appear to be anything special, however, besides the fact that it’s one of 4,500 ever built. Or should we say 4,499, as this F12 is most certainly no longer roadworthy after such a catastrophic accident.
The footage we see was taken by dashcam on a Chinese highway. It looks like road conditions aren’t particularly great due to rain, so everyone is driving at a fairly sedate pace.
Until we hear the brief road of the Ferrari’s V12 engine before it fishtails out of control and slams into the concrete median.
The F12 has a lot of power, and on a wet road, it’s easy to have the rear tires kick out when a little too much throttle is applied. This Ferrari driver evidently found that out the hard way, first tearing off the F12’s nose on the median wall, and then slamming into the right barrier before finally coming to a stop.
So what happened here? Well, besides the fact the Ferrari driver clearly didn’t know what they were doing, this might have been the result of an impromptu street race. In the lower left-hand side of the screen, you can see a white Porsche gently nose into view before stopping at the scene of the wreck.
It could be a coincidence that two multi-thousand-dollar supercars were present on the same Chinese highway, but it could also mean this was a street race gone wrong.