Man Crashes Ferrari an Hour After Buying It

July 31, 2017 Updated: July 31, 2017

A Yorkshire man crashed his brand new Ferrari 430 Scuderia on a highway in South Yorkshire, England, on Thursday, after owning it for only an hour. 

According to police, he told them, “I’ve only just got it, picked it up an hour ago.”

South Yorkshire police also said the Ferrari “went airborne and burst into flames.”

Incredibly, he managed to escape the burning wreck virtually unharmed—and $260,000 out of pocket, according to ABC 7.

The 430 Scuderia is a high performance supercar put out in 2008, and only 499 were ever sold, according to CNBC. It is a lightweight, speedier variation of the Ferrari F430. Ferrari Scuderia is the name of Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari’s highly successful Formula One racing team.

South Yorkshire police posted photos to social media of what was left of the car after the crash, prompting amazement from social media users, and possible tears from supercar lovers.

The burnt out piece of twisted metal is barely recognizable.

According to police, firefighters were already dousing the car 50 meters off the main freeway when they arrived.

Ferrari crash videos are common on YouTube. Social media users commented that on whether or not buyers of high-powered supercars should take additional driver training. 

The Scuderia can go from 0 to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds, according to Car and Driver. However, police said in an update on Friday that they “do not believe excess speed was a contributory factor in this collision.”