Lie down, try not to cry. Somebody crashed a LaFerrari in Monaco

LaFerrari Crash
Here’s a little bad news to start your day: LaFerrari got into a tussle with Volkswagen Golf and the Italian is a little worse for the wear.

A photo of the wreck was posted online by Twitter user AutoBant, and it shows the $1.4 million hypercar in shambles on the side of the road. It appears to have collided head-on with a Golf, and we’ve learned the crash was severe enough that the airbags in both cars were deployed. It isn’t clear who was at fault, but thankfully, neither party was injured in the crash.

The accident occurred yesterday near the Monte Carlo Country Club, and is the first incident of its kind to occur on a production LaFerrari. Unfortunately, given the extreme power and bravado that comes with this type of car, it probably won’t be the last.

Motor Authority reports that LaFerrari suffered predominantly cosmetic damage, and should be repairable due to its cone-like front design that takes the brunt of front impacts. Still, the lucky/unlucky owner of LaFerrari is in for one hell of a repair bill.

LaFerrari Crash

In 2010, some pour soul crashed their Ferrari F430 Scuderia in South Africa, and the bill costed nearly $160,000 (1,696,311 Rand). To be fair, the Scuderia suffered much more extensive damage than LaFerrari, but the parts costs (listed here) are pretty shocking.

A new front bumper? Just over $5,000. A new radiator? Almost $1,000. Even the badge, a metal square smaller than your hand, costs $318. That doesn’t include the labor charge of sticking on the hood, either.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, LaFerrari went on sale earlier this year and features a 950 hp hybrid powertrain. The Italian hypercar accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, but unfortunately the grounded stallion shown above probably won’t be hitting that speed for awhile.

(Photo credit: @AutoBant)

Product Review

The iPad Pro is the best tablet ever. But don't sell your laptop just yet

Apple has unveiled a big redesign for the iPad Pro, slimming down the bezels, adding Face ID, and the ability to attach and charge the Apple Pencil. All of this comes at a high cost however, as the iPad Pro starts at $799.

The most common Nintendo 3DS problems, and how to fix them

The Nintendo 3DS has seen its fair share of issues since it launched in 2011, including poor battery life and fragile Circle Pads. Here are some of the most common, as well as the steps you can take to solve them.

Start your engines: ‘CTR: Crash Team Racing’ remaster is probably coming

CTR: Crash Team Racing, Sony's original answer to Mario Kart, seems to be getting remastered for current generation consoles. An announcement is planned for The Game Awards and comes on the heels of the Crash N. Sane Trilogy.

This freewheeling Army truck-turned-tiny home is a labor of love

Most tiny homes are models of efficiency but one British metal worker has redefined the idea, converting an old Army truck into a mobile tiny home that comes with a bed, a sofa, a shower, and a beer garden.

Take a friend stargazing at 202 mph in the 2019 McLaren 720S Spider

McLaren has introduced the 2019 720S Spider. As its name implies, it's a convertible variant of the 720S coupe. The company promises the Spider retains the coupe's dynamism and agility thanks in part to the widespread use of carbon fiber.

Gateway’s born-again Ford Bronco boasts classic style, 2018 muscle car power

Illinois-based Gateway Bronco has received a license from Ford to make brand-new examples of the first-generation Bronco. Every build starts with a Ford VIN and a donor vehicle, but Gateway upgrades every part of the car.
Product Review

The 2019 Porsche Macan S is a luxurious and quick SUV, but it's no road tripper

The roster of models challenging the Porsche Macan grows annually. The German firm updated its smallest, most affordable SUV with a new engine, more tech features, and subtle design tweaks to keep it looking fresh.

Bloodhound’s plan to build a 1,000-mph car has run out of gas

The Bloodhound supersonic car (SSC) project has officially shut down. The upside is you can now buy a 135,000-horsepower car powered by a jet engine and a cluster of rockets for $319,000.

2019 Ford Ranger saves fuel without sacrificing towing capacity

The 2019 Ford Ranger marks Ford's long-awaited return to the midsize truck segment, which has seen a resurgence lately. But will being late to the party make Ford's job more difficult?

Pininfarina Battista is a 1,900-horsepower, 250-mph electric supercar

The Pininfarina Battista will be the first production car from famed Italian design firm Pininfarina. Named after company founder Battista Pininfarina, it has a claimed 1,900 horsepower and a $2.5 million price tag.

Tesla could show the electric pickup Elon Musk is dying to build in 2019

Tesla has started designing its long-promised pickup truck. The yet-unnamed model will come with dual-motor all-wheel drive and lots of torque, plus it will be able to park itself.
Cars is helping Hyundai mine the artificial intelligence gold rush

In November 2018, Hyundai invested in a startup named We talked to the company's founder to learn more about what that means for consumers in the not-too-distant futures.
Emerging Tech

With this robotic garage, retrieving your car is like using a vending machine

Remembering where we parked our cars can be a real pain. But what if our cars came to find us, rather than the other way around? A new automated robot parking valet system aims to help.

Thinking of opting for a car with a diesel engine? Here's what you need to know

Modern diesel-powered models prove that it is possible to build a clean, efficient diesel engine without sacrificing performance. Here's what you need to know about diesel cars, and how they differ from gasoline-powered models.