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700-hp Ferrari 458 crashed into swamp after top-speed run
The Amelia Island classic car show in Florida last weekend spawned a number of sideline events, including a speed festival at the local airport for exotics and tuned cars to take a few high-speed runs. This was the unfortunate end to one: a Ferrari 458 enhanced with twin turbos to about 700 hp running out of tarmac before it ran out of speed. It’s not how the owner imagined his second day with the keys would end.
As discussed on Ferrari Chat and other forums, the car was a project of top tuning shop Underground Racing, which had once belonged to IndyCar driver Graham Rahal; the driver, who was reportedly a friend of the owner, was not injured in the runoff, which happened on his third attempt. Doing a full-throttle run in any supercar requires a significant length of road — those with a memory for algebra class might recall that a vehicle’s stopping distance grows in proportion to the square of velocity — and the private airstrip where the event was held was just 0.56 miles long.
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