No one was injured in the incident, but the combination of a broken Ferrari and a broken car elevator doesn’t sound cheap
February 2, 2023 at 12:06
by Sebastien Bell
A silver Ferrari Roma was left hanging uncomfortably high after a malfunction with a car elevator at a high-end dealership in Palm Beach County, Florida. Fortunately, despite the precarious angle of the vehicle, no one was injured in the incident.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue posted about the falling Ferrari on its Facebook page, saying that it took the company about four hours to clear the scene. The removal was complicated by the vehicle’s internal combustion engine, fuel for which was leaking when firefighters arrived on the scene.
That required the fire department to cut power to the entire building and set up portable standpipes, in order to mitigate the risk associated with the fuel leak. Afterward, first responders called on Kauff’s Towing to help with this unusual incident.
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Photos Palm Beach Fire Rescue
The fire department reports that the use of a new rotator wrecker, a 45-foot boom, and multiple 50,000 pound winches were all required to help remove the Roma from the stricken elevator, but the department described these as “the right tool for the job.”
Unfortunately, there is no indication as to exactly what went wrong, and led to this incident in the first place. Photos from the scene, though, appear to show the Roma sitting on top of the elevator compartment with crushed doors under it, suggesting that it may have accidentally rolled into the elevator shaft.
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No one was injured in the mishap, nor during the recovery process, according to the fire department. The dealership’s accountant and insurance adjusters, though, may be in for a stressful period, since the Ferrari Roma starts at $243,360, and I can’t imagine a car elevator is cheap to repair
The Roma is powered by a turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 that produces 612 hp (456 kW / 620 PS) and 560 lb-ft (760 Nm) of torque. The engine is connected to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, which helps the car accelerate to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds.