Ferrari in Pole Position in Adelaide

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Taken from http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,24564978-5006301,00.html

A YOUNG man wrecked a Ferrari worth a quarter of a million dollars, but escaped serious injury, when he crashed into a Stobie pole at Walkerville today.

The driver and his passenger have been taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment after the accident just before noon.

Both men walked from the wreckage, leaving the expensive five-year-old 360 Modena model literally wrapped around the pole on Lansdowne Ave.

The car, valued at around $250,000, crashed a few minutes after residents saw it "zinging" past their homes at high speed.

"I was outside my house talking and we heard something fly up and it was this black Ferrari," said Vlado, who did not give his surname.

"It sounded just like, `zing, zing", as it want past."

Vlado said he walked "two blocks" around the corner when he saw a fire truck arrive to see the Ferrari smashed against the pole.

He said the men were "lucky to be alive".

"The Stobie split the car in two and it's basically up where the gear stick should be," he said.

*A Stobie Pole is what we call our power poles here... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stobie_pole





 

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Jebus... well they've certainly f#cked that up good and proper haven't they??

Of course it's entirely possible the driver wasn't at fault - perhaps he was run off the road, but that damage seems to imply that maybe, just maybe, they were driving a teensy bit too fast...
 

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Reading about the story on a couple of sites it sounds like it was another case of "oops i ran dads car into a pole"
 

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I'd say it's a case of "grounded for life" Well it would be if it was my kid!

I doubt it will "buff out"
 
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What's newsworthy about this?

Younger guy drives Ferrari past his limits on public roads (again) and crashes. Well, never heard that before.

In other news, small child fell off bicycle. Was heard laughing before the incident.
 

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I can't say I've heard a car go "zing, zing" before. Although I've heard them go "VVVRROOOOMMMM!!!!"
 

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Poor 360... :(

It's almost like 360 crashes are common now. I remember just a few months ago that some guy crashed his 360 Challenge Stradale into a tree, here in Melbourne.
 

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No no no, they're like Skylines - they attack poles sideways, not head-on (element of surprise you see).
No dude that's totally umpossible, the skyline has the bestest handling in the world with 10000HP

What's newsworthy about this?

Younger guy drives Ferrari past his limits on public roads (again) and crashes. Well, never heard that before.

In other news, small child fell off bicycle. Was heard laughing before the incident.

You'd be surprised how shitty the news can get here, there was a story about a dog that had passed out next to some cats in a house fire and the news site claimed that the dog was trying to save the cats....


Poor 360... :(

It's almost like 360 crashes are common now. I remember just a few months ago that some guy crashed his 360 Challenge Stradale into a tree, here in Melbourne.

That was another case of some kid taking daddies car out and slamming it into a tree.
 

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goddammit they were lucky! the report says the pole ended up where the gearshifter is, and looking at those pictures I can believe that!

they must have been going rather quickly...
 

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So they were driving fast enough for the pole to become their new passenger and they both walked away. That sounds like conclusive proof to me that speed does not kill. Time to tear down all those speed cameras around the world and raise the limits to 150mph. Or just give everyone a Ferrari and the roads would become vastly safer.

EDIT: But then again maybe these guys should have stuck to speedboats.

 

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So when will Mythbusters do this on the show then? Might be one of the easiest and most expensive myths to confirm (and they get to destoy a 360 at the same time, which makes me happy).
 

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So they were driving fast enough for the pole to become their new passenger and they both walked away. That sounds like conclusive proof to me that speed does not kill. Time to tear down all those speed cameras around the world and raise the limits to 150mph. Or just give everyone a Ferrari and the roads would become vastly safer.
One problem- government doesn't work that way. Instead, they see that the pole has entered the cabin and mandate that all new cars must be front engined.
 

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Do you ever wonder why cars have the poles smack in the middle of the front, right on the badge? They look at it.

Handy tip; if you see an object coming towards you and you're trying to avoid it, look away from it. Your hands will take you there. Ever wonder how race car drivers hit the apex every time? They look at it. Plain and simple. Most people don't do this, but when there's something dangerous, they lock onto it, and they crash into it.
 

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Do you ever wonder why cars have the poles smack in the middle of the front, right on the badge? They look at it.

Handy tip; if you see an object coming towards you and you're trying to avoid it, look away from it. Your hands will take you there. Ever wonder how race car drivers hit the apex every time? They look at it. Plain and simple. Most people don't do this, but when there's something dangerous, they lock onto it, and they crash into it.
People are hit on the side of the road all the time because of this; especially police cars. The flashing lights just draw people in.
 
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