Botched Elevator Ride Destroys Ferrari Roma
A car dealership in Palm Beach County, Florida, experienced an unfortunate elevator accident involving a new Ferrari Roma. The dealership uses the elevator to hoist cars up to its upper-level showroom. It appears that the Roma backed into and through the elevator doors, which are visible under the car. With no explanation given, the wrecked Ferrari looks like it is sitting on top of the elevator car.
How did they get the Ferrari Roma out of the elevator?
When the Palm Beach County Fire and Rescue arrived, which posted these images on its Facebook page, it couldn’t immediately begin removal. That’s because fuel was leaking, which required them to shut off power to the building. Portable standpipes minimized the potential for the fuel to ignite. If you look closely inside the shop, a couple of car headlamps are providing light.
A company called Kauff’s Towing brought in a new type of wrecker to attempt to pluck the Ferrari out of its elevator shaft tomb. The company brought in a rotator wrecker for the removal. It uses a 45-foot boom in conjunction with 50,000 lb winches. There were no reports of any injuries.
However, the same cannot be said for the Roma. It appears to have received damage to virtually every body panel on the car, save for maybe the hood. Surprisingly, almost all of the panel gaps appear to be even, except for where the driver’s side front fender ties into the fascia. There, things look wonky at best.
Will the Ferrari Roma be totaled?
The bad news is that Roma’s don’t come cheap, as we’re sure you can imagine. They start at almost $250,000. But with a plethora of options and personalization possibilities, they can go well beyond that price.
While we doubt an insurance company will total it, most of the damage appears to be on body panels. So panel replacement and good old bump and dent work are needed to bring it back.
And because those gaps are all even, there is probably no damage to the chassis or interior. The repairs will be along the lines of a slow-speed accident. Sort-of.
How much power does a Roma have?
These 2+2 Roma coupes are beautifully styled and are considered a grand-touring machine because the engine is in front. Power comes from a turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 pumping out 612 hp and 61 lb-ft of torque. It powers through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The Roma seats four, though rear passengers probably will only want to see very short drives. Each front seat is like an individual cockpit, with sweeping accent trim enveloping both the driver’s and passenger’s seats. Both also get their own infotainment screen.
So if you’re in the market for a Roma, and are in the Palm Beach area, there may be a silver one popping up soon. And it may have a smashing price, but make sure you ask a lot of questions first.