There are some car model names you’ll recognize even if you couldn’t care less about the motors.
The Ferrari F40 is one of them – a very special, limited-production supercar from the 1990s that is worth up to £2 million today.
That’s why it was brought by its owner for a classic car event called Kerenzerbergrenen Switzerland,
The F40 was joined by a whole host of beautiful classic motors as they threaded their way through the Swiss mountains.
Sadly, the owner of the F40 loses control on a left-hand turn, hits the barrier and causes significant damage to the front of the car.
The video doesn’t show the actual effect, but it does show the driver heading into the corner and disappearing around him before the tire squeals too much and a smash indicates the worst.
Subsequent results show that the F40 is being lifted onto the rear of the truck and has suffered heavy damage to its front end.
Happily, it is reported that the driver is fine, but they will need deep pockets to get the F40 back on the road.
No reason was given for the crash – the F40 doesn’t travel particularly quickly into the corner, especially for a race-bred machine.
However, raising the throttle slightly can also unbalance the car, making it lighter in the rear and more prone to spin.
Peter Rufibach, president of Kerangerbergrenen, told Swiss site 20 Min: “In the area where the accident happened, there is nothing but track demand,”
“The phenomenon is like a traveling museum. Some drive slow and others fast.”
Ferrari built only 1,315 examples of the F40 between 1987 and 1992. It came with a 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 that made 471 bhp.