Ferrari 488 Pista in the river

Ferrari 488 Pista in the river

At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show Ferrari introduced a car that was influenced by the 488 GTE and 488 Challenge race variants, the Ferrari 488 Pista. It is an expensive car, and one recently, in the Swiss region of Garstattlast, ended up in a river after an accident.

Photos taken at the scene of the accident show that almost the entire car was under water except for the front part. The accident occurred when the driver of the Ferrari 488 Pista lost control of the vehicle and hit a car traveling in the same direction from Zweisimmen to Boltigen. Fortunately, the driver was able to get out of the car unharmed and wait for the police and firefighters to arrive. Pulling the car out was made difficult by the strong river current, but they still managed to pull the car out of the river and onto the shore using a long ladder and a crane.

According to local media, this section of the road is quite dangerous and accidents are frequent. Apparently, drivers do not consider that when the water evaporates from the river, a layer of moisture is created on the road, so the road becomes slippery and often, due to carelessness, drivers lose control of the vehicle.

The Ferrari 488 Pista is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine with 710 hp (530 kW) and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) of torque. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a seven-speed F1 dual-clutch automatic transmission and an electronically controlled limited-slip differential. It reaches 62 mph in 2.85 seconds, 124 mph (200 km/h) in 7.6 seconds with a top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h).

Source: Berner Zeitung via X