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The Ferrari 458 Speciale is a 605hp absolute terror of a sports car. It has received rave reviews since its release, and other car companies are now starting to make their versions to compete. It's well-documented by now that its performance on the track is incredible. But how does it do in a real-life situation, like in a car crash? Jump to Berlin, Germany, where these images speak for themselves.

Reports on other sites speculate that the smart fortwo ran a red light (which would make sense, judging by the T-Bone-looking damage), and the Ferrari ran into it straight away. Two witnesses said the smart car flipped and ended up in a grassy area off the road. Although two people were reportedly admitted to the hospital (unknown which cars they were), the smart car actually looks like it handled the crash much better than the Ferrari. Maybe this will shut up some of the people who judge the car's safety based on its small size.



 

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absorbing and dispersing energy before/away from cabin vs all of it into passenger cell looks like 458 did exceptionally well. Doors may even function
 

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thats how it is, one minute your cruising in your speciale feeling like a boss, next minute some mad man runs a stoplight an your life flashes before your eyes.
 

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One less Speciale in the world...hope everyone involved is OK!
 

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Two witnesses said the smart car flipped and ended up in a grassy area off the road. Although two people were reportedly admitted to the hospital (unknown which cars they were), the smart car actually looks like it handled the crash much better than the Ferrari. Maybe this will shut up some of the people who judge the car's safety based on its small size.
So the Smart car flipped into a ditch? I think I'd rather be in the Ferrari
 

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Wow.. I didn't expect to see this happen so soon. Is this the first one that has crashed?
 

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As many others have said, the way to protect passengers is to manage energy and deceleration from an impact by absorbing and dispersing it throughout a car. Hence, the Ferrari appears to have done a much better job than the smart car at protecting its passengers. Having said that, it's an unfair comparison because side-impacts are always the most difficult to manage.

Regardless, hope everyone came out of it OK.
 
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