It’s probably hard to imagine a worse scenario as a Ferrari owner: taking your car keys out of the garage, only to find it hours later in a ditch on the side of the road. This is what happened to the Quebec owner of Ferrari 812 GTS 2021a few days ago, in Maine, USA.
The incidents happened on the night of Saturday into Sunday, after the owner of a 2021 Ferrari 812 GTS dropped his keys at the valet counter at the Cliff House hotel in Maine in the early evening. On Saturday, around 11:30 pm, the car would leave the hotel according to the security guard who would be the last to see it.
Several hours later, on Sunday morning, the car was found. The 789-hp V12-powered car was left on the side of the road in the city of York with extensive front-end damage; the windshield was scratched and the air bags deployed. It is believed that the criminals failed to open the hardtop to get out of the car. Although its owner has returned to Canada, the Quebec-registered 812 remains in police custody for investigative purposes, acting as an exhibit, pending the identification of its captor.
The Ferrari 812 GTS’ MSRP in Canada is $469,318, but the bill can quickly climb when it comes time to choose a few options. In the case before us, the owner states in the police report that his car is worth approximately $700,000. In the second-hand market, several models command prices very close to millions of Canadian dollars. Alternatively, a US$1,000 reward is being offered to anyone who has information that may help solve this file.
Remember that this car is meant to be taken seriously when you get behind the wheel. Its 789 horsepower V12 transfers all power to the rear wheels only, and it takes only 2.8 seconds for the car to reach 100 km/h from a standstill. Its maximum speed is 340 km / h, even with the roof down.
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