Blimey! This could possibily have been one of the most car expensive crashes that has ever happened on the Isle of Wight.
Lewis Fugatt grabbed a photo of what looks like a Ferrari F40, after it crashed into a hedge, near the Westridge Garage, Ryde earlier in the week.
As you can see from the picture (larger below), there was some serious damage done to the front off-side wing.
You may have noticed that there’s a certain lack of absolute language above. That’s because there’s some debate on Matt Creighton’s Facebook Wall among car enthusiasts on the Island around if the car is an actual F40 – value, somewhere around £350,000 – or a kit car replica – value, something considerably less.
Lewis said that after the quick look he had at the scene of the crash, it looked real and the older guy, who had crashed it, didn’t looked like kit-car type.
The funniest rumour that we heard was that someone looked up the registration online and said it was registered as a Vaxuall Nova!
What do you think?
What do you think? F40 or kit-car?
Thanks to Thomas Cowley for the story tip! Thanks too to
Tina Walker for the extra photo
Here’s a video of Clarkson saying the F40 is his fave Supercar (also from Tina). You’ll get some views of the F40 in the video that might help you decide if the Island one is real or not.
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