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Ferrari 458 Italia hits a cow in South Africa

Ferrari 458 Italia accident cow (2)

The highway which has a speed limit of 120 kmph is reported to witness frequent cow crossing.

Apparently, road sense and responsible behaviour are two of the things that money can’t buy and as a result, supercars getting totaled keeps happening quite frequently across the globe. However, a prancing horse meeting its end due to a cow is still reasonably rare.

No, the incident didn’t occur in India. A white Ferrari 458 Italia hit a cow on South Africa’s N17 highway.

Ferrari 458 Italia accident cow (1)

As you can see, the supercar’s roof has been completely destroyed and the front end also has suffered severe damage. There is no news about the status of the Ferrari’s occupants and the unfortunate beast.

While this accident could easily be billed as driver negligence or over speeding, a Facebook comment adds a new perspective to the accident. The comment says that the N17 highway which has a speed limit kmph has been suffering from the menace of stray cows crossing the road randomly. The comment also points towards. The comment also points towards lack of patrolling by the highway employees.


The 458 Italia packs 570 PS and 540 Nm of torque.

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The Ferrari 458 Italia is powered by a 4.5-litre V8 naturally aspirated petrol engine which has 570 PS and 540 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed Getrag transmission with paddle shifters.

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Nithyanandh Karuppaswamy

Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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