Any Ferrari, especially the “entry-level” F430, is subject to a certain subset of buyer whose hunger for flash and excitement overshadows whatever meager driving skills, or rather, common sense, they might have. Case in point, the gentleman owner of this bright red F430 decided to open ‘er up to see what it could do. He reached an honest 180 MPH before a “strange noise” caught his attention. On the way back down from roughly triple the speed limit to somewhere around 120 MPH, the overstressed right rear tire exploded, with predictable results. Take a look for yourself in the gallery below.
This leads us to propose the following warning sticker to be posted on the steering wheel of all new sub-$200k exotic cars:
“Attention Nouveau Riche Owner: Carefully examine tire speed rating, pressure, and condition before attempting something incredibly stupid to impress your mostly plastic and silicone passenger. Death or serious injury to your self-esteem may result.”
You’ve been warned!
[Thanks to our friends at Wrecked Exotics!]