The first question that comes to mind is this: why would anyone drive a brand-new Italian supercar into a lake? While we may not have an answer to that just yet, a brand new Ferrari 812 GTS was destroyed recently after rolling into an Italian lake.
A brand-new Italian supercar moved into an Italian lake from where it was parked
According to a local source, the Ferrari was parked along the Via Achille Grandi road in the commune of Sirmione, Brescia in the northern part of Italy. Formula Passion also revealed that the Italian supercar was left inadvertently in neutral on a slight decline without applying the handbrake. This might come easy with regular cars with conventional handbrakes, but a bit different on electronic ones. Leaving a Ferrari 812 GTS in neutral without engaging the emergency brake is something we will not advise.
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It is required of the driver to engage the neural while pulling both paddle shifters after letting off the brake. With this, the car will engage the ‘Park Lock’ automatically, thereby preventing it from moving from where it is parked. The driver might as well activate the ‘Carwash mode’ if they intend to leave the car in neutral without engaging the handbrake. This usually involves engaging the neutral, turning off the car’s engine and activating the accessory mode within 3 seconds.
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This type of mode would request engaging the parking brake manually. We are not sure if the owner of this brand-new Ferrari actually put it on ‘Carwash mode’ at the time when the car ended up in the lake. We cannot also rule out the possibility of accidental disengagement of the handbrake.
While we are still wrapping our heads around what could cause this expensive car to crash into a lake, images shared online reveal that the Italian model slipped into about a foot of water. Finding out about the extent of the damage now would prove difficult. However, it was revealed by Formula Passion that the Ferrari was towed out of the body of water. The engine shouldn't have been hydro locked considering the fact that the owner might not have turned off the engine in the first place.