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Watch a Dummy Lose Control of a Ferrari F12 and Crash It Into Barriers on Both Sides of the Road

A Ferrari F12 puts down about 730 horsepower to its rear wheels. That’s a lot of power. On a somewhat wet road like we see in this video, it’s pretty likely that stomping hard on the benzina pedal will result in those rear wheels spinning and losing grip, breaking that rear end loose. You’d think the driver of this Ferrari would have worked that out as well, but, then again, if they did, you wouldn’t be reading this right now, would you? Of course not.


Yes, once again proving that money does not buy driving skill or even the least little bit of sense, this driver, somewhere in China, manages to make a pretty simple drive up a clear, wide road into a small fiasco. Here, watch:

What’s really amazing is that somehow, on that four-lane road (on-ramp?) the Ferrari manages to hit the concrete barriers on both sides.


The second, and last hit has the same sort of feel as the end of this other famous wreck:

Ahhhh. Way, to go, dipshit!

Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus, 2020 Changli EV • Not-so-running: 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!:

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Can anybody explain the physics of why the back end breaks loose in situations like this? I understand that the tires aren’t providing sufficient grip to translate the torque in the wheels to the ground to accelerate forward, but I don’t understand the source of the force that makes it seem like these cars have had their rear ends sideswiped.  In situations like this, I would just expect the back tires to spin, but that’s obviously not the case.

I took some college physics classes, but am not a physicist, so I probably know just enough to be dangerous.