Ferrari and Maseratis Getting Wrecked in China on Off-road trip

Article by Andrew Christian, on April 18, 2016

As pleasurable as it may seem to destroy supercars in video games such as GTA (Grand Theft Auto), it’s not as much fun when it’s your supercar getting wrecked in real life. Most enthusiasts would probably cringe upon looking at a supercar going through unpaved roads or taking a dip in flooded waters.

Videos of supercars have gone across the internet strutting their stuff around paved streets but one particular video has been going around showing a group of wealthy Chinese supercar enthusiasts blasting their way across the Sichuan-Tibet Highway.

Apparently, it is unlike being driven through the streets of Paris or Germany because the supercars are driven through unpaved roads causing a bit, well, more than a bit of damage in to the supercars. Yes, this is a cringe-worthy write-up and is not for the faint hearted.

In the video, Chinese businessman Ni Haishan and his colleagues drive through the rocky terrains across the Sichuan-Tibet Highway and managed to destroy a Ferrari F12berlinetta and Maserati Ghiblis.

The Ferrari F12berlinetta is driven through a large body of water and along with the Ghiblis, travel through rocky terrains causing major damage on these cars. Only 5 out of the 11 cars made it out alive, or BARELY alive, from the hell it went through.

A lot of people may seem to condemn this heinous act but there are also some who commend these people for taking these cars beyond its capabilities. Isn’t it better to see a Ferrari being used rather than seeing it sit alone in a garage?

Neither of these cars was clearly made to traverse terrains such as those in the video. But these cars surely have something more to show if given the chance. The F12 is actually a grand tourer that is capable of “ripping a hole through time on the track”, which means it is powered by engines capable of providing it with large amounts of power.

Maserati's Ghibli on the other hand is a luxury sedan packed with a high-performance engine which makes it all the more capable of so much more. Actually, we commend Haishan’s team for taking these cars beyond its comfort zones.

They have actually proven that supercars have much more to offer than what others assume. Sure, supercars especially those from Italy can only be driven 5,000 miles a year, the rest of the year spent in a well-heated garage, but why not use up these 5,000 miles to and test these cars to its limits, right? We’ve already seen that supercars can rise up from the dead and the incredible engineers from Maranello can easily fix the F12.

The F12 can still sell for an incredible amount even after repairs; the Ghibli won’t fare as well though. The moral of the story is that these cars deserve more credit than what we give them. These cars are more capable than we’ve been led to believe and Haishan and his team have proven that. As awful as it is to see damaged supercars, it’s also important to note that these are still cars that deserve to be driven and should not be left to rot in a garage.

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