Regardless of which side of the equation you’re in, renting a Ferrari can be quite a tricky affair. This is because a large percentage of folks that rent an exotic likely haven’t driven a car that quick or expensive. As a result, accidents and unintended damage occur frequently. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to a Ferrari F8 Tributo in a recent YouTube video. While the damage might seem quite light at first, this exotic is likely totaled.
The video we’re looking at today comes from Royalty Exotic Cars via Motor1 and shows a Ferrari with severe cosmetic and structural damage. Adding to the mystery of this incident, the driver claims it happened because of a rock.
How do you total a brand-new Ferrari F8 Tributo rental car?
While there is no right time to crash a Ferrari F8 Tributo, it’s awful to destroy one on its first rental outing ever. But, unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to the car owned by Royalty Exotic Cars. According to Motor1, renting this exact car for a few hours will cost you $899, while a full eight hours will run you $1,699. As a result, we’re talking about a considerable amount of cash to spend some quality time with a 710-hp Italian supercar.
As shown in the video above, the team at Royalty Exotic Cars got a call from a renter stating that the supercar had at least one blown tire and a bent wheel. According to the renter, he traveled down the road when he noticed a large rock but didn’t have enough time to avoid it. As he tells it, the car managed to strike a center divider.
The crash allegedly occurred on Las Vegas Boulevard, where the renter decided to abandon the Ferrari F8 Tributo and return to his hotel. This is likely because the car’s airbags slightly injured him. However, the incident happened during the nighttime, and the renter allegedly left the car on the side of the road overnight.
The damage was significantly more severe than expected
Once the staff from Royalty Exotic Cars managed to catch up with the Ferrari F8 Tributo, they quickly discovered that it had multiple bent wheels, damage to the front bumper, front splitter, as well as damaged tires. However, the full extent of the damage didn’t become apparent until the car returned to the team’s shop.
Once the Ferrari F8 Tributo made it onto a lift, the team from Royalty Exotic Cars noticed that the front suspension collapsed completely. The main cause of this issue is that the car’s frame cracked during the impact. As you might imagine, this detail alone shoots the repair bill into the stratosphere.
Is this brand-new Ferrari F8 Tributo totaled?
While crashing a Ferrari F8 Tributo is never cheap, cracking its frame likely makes it a total loss. This is because the cost of repairing a frame likely falls quite close to the car’s actual value. Additionally, it is worth noting that this is a 710-hp supercar. A repaired frame will never be as structurally sound like a brand-new one. So the lesson here is that if you ever want to rent an exotic, always make sure to get full coverage from an insurance company.